: Cadillac News: It's The New Black: Cadillac unveils Black Diamond Edition CTS-V [w/vi



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General Motors (http://www.autoblog.com/make/gm) has just unveiled its new take on the mighty Cadillac CTS-V (http://www.autoblog.com/model/cts-v) called the Black Diamond Edition. Available on all iterations of the supercharged beast (sedan, coupe and wagon), the appearance package dips the company's muscle-bound luxury fleet in new, proprietary SpectraFlair paint. The final product is achieved through a three-coat process that includes flakes of aluminum encapsulated in magnesium fluoride. The result is a paint that's as gorgeous as it will undoubtedly prove impossible to repair.

This is not a car that's to be left anywhere near a shopping cart.

The paint is joined by a set of Satin Graphite 19-inch wheels and yellow Brembo brake calipers outside. Slide yourself indoors and meet an interior that boasts microfiber suede Recaro seats and Midnight Sapele wood accents littered throughout the cabin. GM says that the whole package is meant to invoke images of a well-tailored tuxedo.

Prices start at $69,190 for manual transmission models and $70,490 for the automatic, including destination. Those figures mark a $4,850 bump over the standard CTS-V, and buyers can expect some fluctuation depending on whether they opt for the sedan, coupe or wagon body style. Follow the jump (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/02/02/going-dark-cadillac-unveils-cts-v-black-diamond-edition/#continued) for the official press release and to see GM folks explain the Black Diamond Edition in a video.


Gallery: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Black Diamond Edition (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2011-cadillac-cts-v-black-diamond-edition/)

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[Source: General Motors]Continue reading It's The New Black: Cadillac unveils Black Diamond Edition CTS-V [w/video] (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/02/02/2011-cadillac-cts-v-black-diamond-edition-unveiled/)

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