2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Black Diamond Edition (2011 Chicago Auto Show)
Cadillac launches CTS-V Black Diamond Edition
Exclusive paint process enhances richness of CTS-V surface
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."
DRIVE- 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
The Cadillac CTS-V Wagon should not be appealing to most since Americans
don't like station wagons, it gets lousy fuel economy and it starts at 63K.
One test drive and you'll be tempted to raid your 401K. Tom Voelk checks
out this ultra high performance machine, one that's happy to make Home
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon road trip review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon is the
fastest production wagon in the world today. Check out this Colorado video
road trip review as we take the fastest wagon in the land to the highest
city in the land.
How Fast is the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe?
The auto engineers at Consumer Reports take a pre-production Cadillac CTS-V
Coupe for a spin at the test track. Learn more about the Cadillac CTS-V on
Drag Race! 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon vs D3 2011
We find out just how fast the D3 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon is when we put it in
a head to head drag race battle with our own long term stock CTS-V wagon.
Read the full story here:
Shot by: Jim Gleason, Corey Denomy
Edited by: Jim Gleason
Roadfly.com - 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Road Test & Review
We finally had a chance to test drive the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. The
MSRP starts at $63K and even at that price you get a ton of bang for your
buck. Not to mention all that horsepower. 0-60 MPH on the
CTS-V Coupe is 3.9 seconds. The supercharged V8 produces 556 horsepower.
Roadflys review of the CTS-V Coupe confirms that Cadillac is going head to
head against the best the Germans have to offer. The Cadillac CTS-V by just
about every test beats the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG and BMWs M5.
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2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan | Duke Cadillac Suffolk Va | Chesapeake Norfolk Va Beach
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan. Stan Bell from Duke Cadillac in Suffolk, VA.
introduces you and reviews the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan! If your right
foot thinks it has an ego, it may, but we might be more inclined to say it
hasn't until it has felt the Cadillac CTS-V's 556 horsepower along with its
551ft lb of torque that rockets the CTS-V from 0-60 in just 3.9 seconds.
Did we mention that the Cadillac CTS-V Sedan delivers a 198 mph top speed,
better opt for a radar detector if you plan to open this Cadillac up on the
open road! That's some serious ego in a luxury sedan, the world's fastest
luxury sedan that is!
The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V follows Cadillac's "Art & Science" philosophy with
its styling, and for a rocket ship of a sedan, it has all the incredible
comforts and features of a Cadillac. Bose stereo, navigation, leather seats
with suede inserts, and so much more Stan reviews on the 2011 Cadillac
We hope you enjoy Stan's presentation for the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V, we sure
2011 CTS-V Black Diamond Edition Red Rock Showcase (15 Oct 2011)
This is my first attempt of making a showcase video of my 2011 Cadillac
Naturally everything went wrong while shooting this....equipment issues,
lighting, overly busy venue, etc. I didn't get all of the shots I wanted
and wasn't even sure what would look good either. This was also my first
attempt at creative editing, so bear with me.
Overall, I think it came out pretty good considering this is the first
video I've shot, directed, and edited.
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