Pictures For A Friday

Einundsechzig Heute…

Yesterday’s Barrett-Jackson telecast caused even more views of Where Is Cristy Lee? than the day before. From showbiz.com via that post, a picture of the gorgeous Cristy Lee:

 

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Soixante et un aujourd’hui…

Many successful people, even baseball’s “Golden Boy,” forget on whose shoulders they have stood:

 

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…היום שישים ואחת

 

 

Looks like part photo, part painting. Wish I could say I composed it that way, but that would be a lie. Another vista:

 

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Sześćdziesiąt jeden dzisiaj…

Speaking of Barrett-Jackson, yesterday the first 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing was auctioned for charity and hammered at $265,000. Not knowing that particular car would be auctioned this month, I wrote about it here about three weeks ago. Here is a picture from Cadillac’s website via that post:

 

White CT5-V Blackwing Passenger Side View Exterior

 

During yesterday’s broadcast one of the announcers (I believe it was Steve Magnante) claimed the car was powered by a twin-turbo V-8. That may well be, but on Cadillac’s website is this copy: “The CT5-V Blackwing is powered by the highest output in Cadillac’s history: a 6.2L Supercharged V8 hand-built in Bowling Green, Kentucky.”

Of course, a 6.2 liter supercharged V-8 would be the LT4 that was used in the C7 Z06 Corvette and is used in the current ZL1 Camaro. I think, perhaps, Magnante (or whoever) confused the CT5-V Blackwing engine with the CT4-V Blackwing engine, which is a twin-turbo V-6. When will Cadillac stop with its awful three-character names for models?! Oh yes, I forgot…its new electric/hybrid model will be called the Lyriq. (Premature publication, sorry…)

Other than my idiosyncratic affection for the Rover P5B and my more common affinity for the Maserati Quattroporte, I am not normally a fan of 4-door cars. I have to add the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing to that list. Does anyone have comments they’d like to make about the Blackwing?

Enjoy the weekend!

 

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4 thoughts on “Pictures For A Friday

  1. For now, I’m not a fan. It does often take some time for me to warm to certain designs, and that’s been true for my feeling on Caddy for a while.
    There’s a few things here I’m just not feeling.
    The kick up of the window behind the rear doors looks strange to me. Minor quibble, just doesn’t appeal to me.
    I know it’s a trend, but the way the roof slopes into the trunk, it’s like the trunk is undefined. I’d prefer a little more separation in a sedan.
    The wheel cutouts bother me also. I can see the rear cutouts hug the wheel more, and I get it harks back to the traditional design on sedans. But, the round shape, and that the tires are the same diameter, it’s creating an optical illusion to me that it looks like it’s running bigger tires up front. Just doesn’t look right to me.
    Looking at other angles online, the front does say Cadillac, the rear not as much. I haven’t warmed to the three pronged shape of the new tail lights.
    But give it a couple years, I’ll probably like it better once I’ve seen it in the wild.

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