Cadillac announced Feb. 15 that they will be adding a pair of new performance-inspired, limited-edition models with custom paint to the Cadillac CTS Coupe and Cadillac CTS-V Series product lines as they end the very successful life cycle of the current CTS that is slated to be replaced with an all new 2014 Cadillac CTS later this year.
The two special editions will be available in a Silver Frost color or a Stealth Blue depending on the trim line model selected.
“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 Edition will be a special run of only 100 collector-edition CTS-V Coupes featuring a special low-gloss matte paint finish that will be 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
According to Cadillac, the desired matte 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.
It will be important to note that the Silver Frost vehicle should be hand washed only.
The Stealth Blue Edition is a vibrant new color in a more traditional metallic finish and it to 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.
Additionally, it will also offer an optional “Twilight Blue” leather interior package to go with the blue-grey exterior paint finish.
Stealth Blue CTS models will have a special group of available 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.
Pricing for these new 2013 Cadillac CTS special editions is not yet available, but should be announced shortly before their arrival in March.
If you are interested in obtaining one of these very special Cadillac CTS special editions, you should talk to your Cadillac dealer now about reserving one for you.
As noted, the collector-edition Silver Frost CTS-V will be limited to 100 vehicles only and a select group of dealers only will be able to get one for you.