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Old 02-02-2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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Cadillac Reveals Black Diamond Edition CTS-V

Cadillac launches CTS-V Black Diamond Edition
Exclusive paint process enhances richness of CTS-V surface
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* First use of JDSU’s proprietary SpectraFlair® pigment in North America
* Satin Graphite wheels, yellow Brembo brake calipers add style, performance
* Recaro seating, Midnight Sapele wood complete interior

DETROIT – Cadillac will offer this spring a Black Diamond Edition of the high-performance CTS-V that comes with a host of popular performance options and an exclusive tri-coat paint, also called “Black Diamond.”

The Black Diamond Edition, available in the CTS-V Sedan, Coupe and Wagon models, will be the first use by an automaker of JDSU’s proprietary SpectraFlair pigment in North America. JDSU, a Milipitas, Calif.,-based optical technology firm, specializes in cutting-edge color solutions for a wide range of markets. Its pigments are used in certain DuPont paints supplied to Cadillac.

In the CTS-V Black Diamond, a dark tri-coat paint is embedded with SpectraFlair Bright Silver pigment. While other luxury makers offer metallic paints, Black Diamond is created through a meticulous process that gives the paint added dimension.

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.

“The CTS-V Black Diamond Edition is like a finely crafted, tailored tuxedo,” said 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.”

Black Diamond helps Cadillac meet growing demand by luxury buyers for paints that are set apart not just by their color but also by their special effects.

“Auto makers and consumers are looking to differentiate the color black, an ubiquitous color in automotive,” said John Book, Custom Color Solutions product manager at JDSU. “Black Diamond offers the discerning Cadillac customer a special option color that stands out and remains true to their sense of luxury and style.”

In addition to the unique paint, CTS-V Black Diamond comes standard with content that complements its look and feel. The special edition has:

* Satin Graphite 19-inch wheels with yellow Brembo brake calipers. These six-piston front, four-piston back brake calipers provide exceptional stopping capabilities.
* 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 known for its durability and distinctive grain.

“We’ve already established V-Series as a serious sub-brand for Cadillac,” said Rich Pinto, Cadillac creative designer. “Black Diamond further establishes V-Series in the market as a performance-minded line of vehicles with a luxury twist.”

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 U.S. dealerships in March.

The CTS-V Black Diamond Edition joins Cadillac’s award-winning V-Series line of performance luxury vehicles. The CTS-V Sedan, Coupe and Wagon all feature a supercharged 6.2L V8 engine with 556-horspower, Magnetic Ride Control suspension that reads and reacts to the road 1,000 times a second and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tire.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:06 PM   #2
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Already posted this in a few places on the site, but I figured it deserved its own thread.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:12 PM   #3
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:18 PM   #4
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Those yellow brakes calipers looks killer!!

Not A fan of the wood trim on the interior tho!!
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:25 PM   #5
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:26 PM   #6
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Thanks Fen'! I'm light headed again... That's a chunk of money for some trim but that's so worth it!!! OMG!!! I don't have to say what car needs that paint
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:27 PM   #7
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Those yellow brakes calipers looks killer!!

Not A fan of the wood trim on the interior tho!!
+1 I love everything else though. The wood would look better if it was brushed aluminum or carbon fiber.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:28 PM   #8
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Looks awesome. I wish it had a few performance upgrades though. . .
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:28 PM   #9
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+1 I love everything else though. The wood would look better if it was brushed aluminum or carbon fiber.
Carbon Fiber all the way man!!

Wood trim is soo old school. lol
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:39 PM   #10
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:25 AM   #12
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I wanna see some real life pics. I feel these don't do the car justice
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I'd think it'd be better with black/red... I'm just not feeling the interior color combo!
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:28 AM   #14
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Already posted this in a few places on the site, but I figured it deserved its own thread.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:33 AM   #15
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I'd think it'd be better with black/red... I'm just not feeling the interior color combo!
That yellow in the seats looks terrible. I didn't like it in the pics... once I saw it in person . Only practicality I can see for having yellow seats is if you floor it a lot and scare your passengers
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:55 AM   #16
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I love the V allot but hope someone does a body kit for the rear sides. The fender lip being so much lower in the rear, makes the tires look 2 sizes smaller back there.

It should be lvl with the front with some 30in meats in the rear to fill them
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:08 AM   #17
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I wanna see some real life pics. I feel these don't do the car justice
I agree, with that paint I wou;ld say it will be stunning in high res pics and amazing in person. I like that sinister look
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:50 AM   #18
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black diamond edition cts-v

looks bad ass,

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Old 02-03-2011, 11:56 AM   #19
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i dont care for non-optional yellow calipers, yellow interior, and wood grain trim on a performance car... nice car though..
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:05 PM   #20
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:18 PM   #21
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Oh my God!!!! That is freak'en HOT!!!!

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Old 02-03-2011, 12:36 PM   #22
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the only thing is the price tag
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the only thing is the price tag
close to 5k
more than a base V is not bad.
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