Cadillac launches CTS-V Black Diamond Edition
The two best-selling models of Cadillac are the standard CTS sedan and the SRX crossover. There is no doubt that stars and media darlings are the V series lineup, which now includes CTS sedan, coupe and station wagon models.
While the rest of the Cadillac lineup is in disarray, the V-Series lineup is truly uncompromising and an example of what Cadillac can really be. Cadillac recognizes this and is enhancing V-Series further with an exclusive new Black Diamond Edition.
The Black Diamond Edition really lives up to its name, and is far more than a usual special edition – we think it’s nothing less than absolutely stunning. The special Black Diamond color is a tricoat paint that uses aluminum flakes combined with magnesium fluoride.
The process is exclusive, dubbed SpectraFlair and created by optical technology firm JDSU based in Milpitas, California. The Cadillac V-Series Black Edition marks the first use of the special paint in North America. General Motors says the look is akin to a tuxedo, and we’d have to agree.
The showcase paint is complemented by bright yellow Brembo brake calipers and Satin Graphite 19-inch wheels. Inside, the black and yellow theme continues with yellow microfiber suede inserts in the center sections of the Recaro seats. The wood trim of choice is Midnight Sapele wood. The overall appearance is very high-end and has details similar to the CTS Coupe Concept first displayed at the North American International Auto.
The pricing of the black version is US$4,850 higher than the basic price of CTS-V, the manual version totals US$69,190, and the automatic version totals US$70,490. Is it worth it for luxury customers? In a word, yes. It adds a new dimension of quality and differentiation to the V series product line that is suitable for Cadillac and its representative. This is what Cadillac should look like-true luxury details coupled with the highest performance.
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