"Black Diamond Edition" sounds more like ski equipment than a car, but the Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition is one hot-looking automobile.
The CTS-V Black Diamond Edition is available in the CTS-V Sedan, Coupe, and Wagon models for about $4,850 over the CTS-V base price.
What sets the Black Diamond Edition apart is specialized tri-coat paint from California-based JDSU. A look of diamonds in the SpectraFlair pigment in the paint is created by using aluminum flakes encapsulated in a glass-like substance called magnesium fluoride, GM said.
The exterior of the Black Diamond Edition also includes satin graphite 19-inch wheels with yellow Brembo brake calipers. And the interior includes French-stitched black leather Recaro seats with saffron microfiber suede inserts in the center sections of the cushions and seatbacks. It's all finished-off with Midnight Sapele wood trim.
"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 will be available at U.S. dealerships in March.