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Cadillac Introduces CTS-V Black Diamond Edition

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The two biggest sellers at Cadillac are the standard CTS sedan and SRX crossover. There’s no doubt the star and media darling is the V-Series lineup though, now encompassing CTS sedan, coupe, and 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.

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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.

Pricing for the Black Edition comes in a $4,850 over the base price of the CTS-V, for a total of $69,190 for the manual and $70,490 for the automatic. To a luxury customer is this worth it? In a word yes. It adds a whole new dimension of premium and differentiation to the V-Series lineup that is befitting of Cadillac and what it should stand for. This is how Cadillacs should be – true luxury details coupled with the highest performance.

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