Cadillac Unleashes Black Diamond Edition CTS-V [w/Video]
It seems like having a murdered-out special edition is all the rage these days. Fresh on the heels of the release of two Black Edition models from Porsche, the General is serving up a Black Diamond Edition of its own for all flavors of the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V. According to Michelle Killen, Cadillac exterior paint designer, “The base color may be a simple black, but the details and richness of the material set it apart.” And what is the material, pray tell? It is actually the first automotive application of JDSU’s SpectraFlair pigment, which involves a three coat process the incorporates flakes of aluminum encapsulated in magnesium fluoride. It looks absolutely awesome but good luck getting your local Maaco to handle any scrapes or scratches or for that matter trying to match up paint codes for some do-it-yourself touch-ups.
But the fun doesn’t stop there, oh no… In addition to the ground-breaking overlay, the Black Diamond Edition sports Satin Graphite 19-inch wheels with yellow Brembo brake calipers, Recaro seats featuring 14 adjustable elements and Midnight Sapele wood trim. This limited edition will be available at dealerships starting in March. The price premium is just under $5k with the manual version starting at $69,190 and the automatic beginning at $70,490. In addition, the prices will vary based on whether you are interested in the Sedan, Coupe or Wagon. Why not just get one of each?