Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition unveiled

Cadillac announced the Black Diamond Edition of the high-performance CTS-V that offers "Black Diamond" tri-coat paint.

The CTS-V Black Diamond has a dark tri-coat paint embedded with SpectraFlair Bright Silver pigment. Cadillac/ Alan Vanderkaay

"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.


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