Blackwing Unique 3D Printed Emblem

12/10/2020 8:58 AM | Anonymous

Today Cadillac has released the fifth image in the V-Series Blackwing teaser series. Here's a preview of the unique 3D printed emblem on the manual shifter. The manual transmissions on the V-series Blackwing models will be equipped with Cadillac’s first 3D-printed parts.

The V-Series Blackwing models will be the first GM production products to have parts created using additive manufacturing, including a unique 3D-printed emblem atop the manual shifter knob. In addition, two HVAC ducts and an electrical harness bracket are also 3D-printed parts. By leveraging additive manufacturing the team was able to reduce costs and innovate upon the manual transmission, a feature that continues to be a strong desire for many performance driving enthusiasts.

In a recent Harris Poll study conducted on behalf of Cadillac about the current knowledge and adoption of the manual transmission, Cadillac found that 66 percent of American adults surveyed know how to drive a manual. Of those who do not know how to drive a manual, roughly 40 percent are either a least somewhat or very interested in learning.

  • Interest in driving or learning to drive a manual is higher among those with $75K+ in annual household income (64% interested) and those between 18-34 in age (62% interested).
  • More than half (55%) of American adults say they have owned or leased a car with a manual transmission.
  • Two-thirds of American adults know how to drive a stick and more are interested in learning

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