US car maker Cadillac will offer this spring a Black Diamond Edition of the CTS-V that comes with several performance options and an exclusive tri-coat paint, also called “Black Diamond.” The Black Diamond Edition is available in the CTS-V Sedan, Coupe and Wagon.
In the CTS-V Black Diamond, a dark tri-coat paint is embedded with SpectraFlair Bright Silver pigment. Instead of simply containing small bits of metal, the SpectraFlair pigment in Black Diamond uses aluminum flakes encapsulated in a glass-like substance called magnesium fluoride. The result is a paint that has a diamond-like sparkle as light hits the surface from different angles.
In addition the special edition has Satin Graphite 19 inch wheels with yellow Brembo brake calipers, Recaro seats that feature 14 adjustable elements, French-stitched leather and microfiber suede inserts in the center sections of the cushions and seatbacks. Midnight Sapele wood trim is also included within the interior.
The CTS-V Black Diamond comes with a suggested retail price, including destination charges, of $ 69,190 for the manual or $ 70,490 for the automatic, a $ 4,850 premium over the CTS-V base price. The CTS-V Black Diamond will be available at US dealerships in March. It is unknown of the vehicle will cross the Atlantic to Europe.