Cadillac CTS Adds Colorful Limited Edition Models
Matte-finished Silver Frost coupe and performance-inspired Stealth
Blue editions debut this year
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.
The Stealth Blue Edition is a vibrant new color in a more traditional
metallic finish and will appear on the CTS Coupe and the
high-performance CTS-V in Coupe, Sedan and Wagon body styles.
"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 was a driving factor 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 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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