As Cadillac reportedly confirmed earlier that a new next generation CTS is due at this year’s New York International Auto Show, America’s top brass has unveiled a series of limited edition models of their CTS V-Series and CTS Coupe as a way to prepare the current generation a bid farewell.
The first is called the Silver Frost Edition CTS-V Coupe, which will be reproduced 100 times. The latter features a bespoke low-gloss matte paint finish that sparkles in a special way under certain lights. Of course, being a matte finish, Cadillac recommends hand washing only. Other changes include the choice of yellow or red brake calipers, high polished or satin graphite wheels, and a suede-covered steering wheel and shift knob.
The next version is the Stealth Blue Edition, which features a more traditional metallic finish for the CTS Coupe, and all variants of the CTS-V. The Stealth Blue Edition comes with an optional “Twilight Blue” leather interior package, while one exterior blue-grey paint job comes standard as the only color option.
Pricing hasn’t been released, but both these limited edition CTSs will be available beginning in March. For the full press release, check it out after the jump.
DETROIT – A pair of new performance-inspired, limited-edition models featuring custom paint will join the Cadillac CTS Coupe and V-Series product lines this year.
The Silver Frost Edition will be a special run of 100 CTS-V Coupes featuring a special low-gloss matte paint finish.
“Some color hues, such as blues, greys and reds easily identify with performance and velocity,” said Michelle Killen, lead creative designer for exterior paints. “Both Stealth Blue and Silver Frost are very expressive but still true to the luxury and exclusivity that a Cadillac represents, which were driving factors in the creation of the color.”
The Silver Frost matte paint will be on collector-edition vehicles available through select Cadillac dealers across the country beginning in March.
In addition to the 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine delivering 556 horsepower and 551 lb-ft of torque, the Silver Frost CTS-V will offer optional features such as:
- Yellow or red Brembo brake calipers
- High polished or satin graphite wheels
- Suede-covered steering wheel and shift knob
The desired finish on the Silver Frost CTS-V coupe was achieved by applying a “30-gloss” clear coat to the paint, as opposed to the “80-gloss” found in standard paint finishes. The paint will still emit a low “sparkle” when certain lights reflect off it, but the finish will be distinctly “matte.”
The paint texture will also be noticeably different to the touch as the finish will be slightly less smooth. This is a desirable trait for fans of matte paint finishes. The paint is engineered to be as durable as normal paint but requires special attention for cleaning. The vehicle should be hand washed only.
“We’ve spent a significant amount of time developing these colors so that owners don’t have to deviate too much from their normal maintenance routines yet still have a distinct and dramatic finish to their performance vehicle,” Killen said.
The Stealth Blue will have a limited production run starting in March and will be available on the CTS coupe and all CTS-V models. CTS coupe, V coupe and sedan models will also offer an optional “Twilight Blue” leather interior package to go with the blue-grey exterior paint finish.
Stealth Blue CTS models can also be equipped with multiple performance-inspired details such as:
- Satin graphite wheels with silver calipers
- Dark finish grille
- Recaro performance seats
A full list of options and combinations will be available at Cadillac.com and customers will have the ability to order the Stealth Blue option through dealers.
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– By: Chris Chin