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    CTS-V with Black Grille (Photoshop)

    Hey Everyone,

    You might have remembered this post http://cadillac.gmblogs.com/2008/04/field_work.html where they CTS-V engineers where performing winter testing on the car.

    Although it was a Mule, that car really stood out to me, especially because of the black paint / black grille combo.

    I was just clearing off my computer and found this image from back in the spring, where I modified the CTS-V with a black on black (at that time, the only full-res pictures available were thunder gray, so I had to modify it to appear black, so ignore the harsh paint job, I did it to get a general idea).

    If there was only one thing I could change with the CTS-V, I think the grille should be black.

    What do you think?
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    Re: CTS-V with Black Grille (Photoshop)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gramzster View Post
    Hey Everyone,

    You might have remembered this post http://cadillac.gmblogs.com/2008/04/field_work.html where they CTS-V engineers where performing winter testing on the car.

    Although it was a Mule, that car really stood out to me, especially because of the black paint / black grille combo.

    I was just clearing off my computer and found this image from back in the spring, where I modified the CTS-V with a black on black (at that time, the only full-res pictures available were thunder gray, so I had to modify it to appear black, so ignore the harsh paint job, I did it to get a general idea).

    If there was only one thing I could change with the CTS-V, I think the grille should be black.

    What do you think?
    I need to see it in person as is, but the black looks great in the pic.

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    Re: CTS-V with Black Grille (Photoshop)

    Nice photoshop work! Looks great... Although in reality with the black grill the AC condenser, radiator, etc would really stand out. That could make quite a difference.

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    Re: CTS-V with Black Grille (Photoshop)

    If I do get the funds to get a V in the next couple of years it will be blacked out!

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    Re: CTS-V with Black Grille (Photoshop)

    I think one of the best cosmetic vantages of the CTS-V is the stying of the front fascia.

    I think with all that black, particularly in the lower fascia, the front styling lines of the car get lost. One thing that the mesh looking grill offers is a true distinction of the separate components. As Chris said, perhaps in person would tell another story.


    Thanks for sharing!

    Mike

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    Re: CTS-V with Black Grille (Photoshop)

    I actually don't mind the brightwork on the front of the car. It's the
    chrome around the door trim and license plate I don't like.
    Could you photoshop that in gloss black?

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    Re: CTS-V with Black Grille (Photoshop)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gramzster View Post
    Hey Everyone,

    You might have remembered this post http://cadillac.gmblogs.com/2008/04/field_work.html where they CTS-V engineers where performing winter testing on the car.

    Although it was a Mule, that car really stood out to me, especially because of the black paint / black grille combo.

    I was just clearing off my computer and found this image from back in the spring, where I modified the CTS-V with a black on black (at that time, the only full-res pictures available were thunder gray, so I had to modify it to appear black, so ignore the harsh paint job, I did it to get a general idea).

    If there was only one thing I could change with the CTS-V, I think the grille should be black.

    What do you think?
    Well, you know what I'm gonna say...

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    Re: CTS-V with Black Grille (Photoshop)

    first person who does a blackalac, a real one not halfassed, will be win

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    Re: CTS-V with Black Grille (Photoshop)

    Quote Originally Posted by urbanski View Post
    first person who does a blackalac, a real one not halfassed, will be win
    I won't be the first, but that's exactly what I plan on doing with my V. Grill, wheels, dark tint, and taillights.

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    Re: CTS-V with Black Grille (Photoshop)

    The BMW "Shadowline" black gloss trim really improves aBMW's looks.
    Here's a satin tape for the look, a cheaper alternative.

    http://chromeandcarbon.tripod.com/

    Here's more regarding doing it properly, removing, stripping and powdercoating:

    http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e34...place-all.html

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    Re: CTS-V with Black Grille (Photoshop)

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    Well, you know what I'm gonna say...
    Haha me too

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    Re: CTS-V with Black Grille (Photoshop)

    Although I will say that the V2 doesn't have the same toothy look with the grille because there is a lot of other brightwork on the front. On the V1, it's the silver grille and that's it. I think the V2 looks great with a silver grille or a black one...on a black V2, that is...

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    Re: CTS-V with Black Grille (Photoshop)

    I have to agree with the OP completely! The big ass chrome grill up front actually detracts from the looks IMHO. If I do pull the trigger and get this car I'll black out all the chrome, or most of it.

    U.M.

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