: 2012 Blue CTS-V



BigJoeD
07-25-11, 07:13 PM
Does anyone have any renderings of what the blue will look like? Is there another model in the Cadillac fleet that currently uses that blue?

smackdownCTSV
07-25-11, 08:38 PM
Did you see the pics at the MMC? They have been posted around.

RLJ676
07-25-11, 10:35 PM
Is it supersonic blue? It's a vette color now, autoblog had some pics of it on a V.

JOEYCTS-V
07-25-11, 10:40 PM
http://www.autoblog.com/photos/cadillac-cts-v-supersonic-blue-prototype/#4289004

hulksdaddy
07-25-11, 11:31 PM
It's called "Twilight Blue" on the Chevy Equinox.

elphil
07-26-11, 12:35 AM
http://www.autoblog.com/photos/cadillac-cts-v-supersonic-blue-prototype/#4289004

Did you note that the grills are black?

BigJoeD
07-26-11, 12:37 AM
I wish it was a darker blue but never the less it's hottt!! Blue is my absolute fav color for a car!!

Marylandspeed
07-26-11, 01:18 AM
Never been a fan of this color..too..I dunno..pastel.

Vrocks
07-26-11, 12:26 PM
Way too much purple in that blue.

smackdownCTSV
07-26-11, 12:33 PM
Too purple? I'd love to see this color back!

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/168186_485849816260_640006260_6589037_2196732_n.jp g

kirbyCTSV
07-26-11, 12:36 PM
id love to see the bmw "carbon black" color...one of my favs.

BigJoeD
07-26-11, 03:36 PM
I could live with this :)

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2011/07/img4332.jpg

elphil
07-26-11, 03:53 PM
Like Thunder Grey, it's subtle, unobtrusive, low key. I went with Thunder Grey with the SG wheels because I wanted it stealth. ( Of course it has the screaming yellow calipers.)

js615
07-26-11, 03:56 PM
I wonder if the black grill will be an option - and if one can order it as a replacement part. I know the current grill can be painted, but a simple bolt on seems much easier...

BigJoeD
07-26-11, 06:07 PM
I wonder if the black grill will be an option - and if one can order it as a replacement part. I know the current grill can be painted, but a simple bolt on seems much easier...

If you find out let me know :)

Mike02z
07-26-11, 08:04 PM
At least it is not that Carlisle Blue they are offering in 2012 on the vette. Supersonic blue looks too washed out for me. I don't know why GM won't bring back a real blue like Navy Blue Metallic, Electron, or LeMans Blue. I prefer a darker blue. I'm happy with Black but it's my daily driver and is impossible to keep clean.

AC Promotions
07-26-11, 11:54 PM
Opulent blue is in the '12 dealer paint chip booklet. In full sunlight I describe it as a dark electric blue with a light to medium metallic content.In full shade its a dark medium blue with the same metallic content. Darker than electron blue but not as dark as navy blue metallic (my favorite color). Since I have a TPW of 8/8 on an OBM wagon (of course its a 6-speed with no sunroof) I will post a photo as soon as it gets delivered. Since OBM is on constraint it should be interesting to see when the first V rolls off the assembly line in that color. Does anyone have a V on order in OBM with a TPW before 8/8?

GS7
07-30-11, 01:52 AM
Is this opulent blue?
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LV_V
07-30-11, 02:23 AM
is it just me or do the recaros look like they have a blue tint to them?

AC Promotions
07-30-11, 11:46 AM
I don't thik the photo is of Opulent Blue Metallic. I can't find a picture online but the color chip from carsdirect is pretty close.

http://www.carsdirect.com/cadillac/cts-v/colors

elphil
07-30-11, 03:54 PM
I don't thik the photo is of Opulent Blue Metallic. I can't find a picture online but the color chip from carsdirect is pretty close.

http://www.carsdirect.com/cadillac/cts-v/colors

Those color chips look way too dark.

Caddy Wagon
07-30-11, 04:10 PM
Those color chips look way too dark.

Yes they are. Even the titanium interior is way darker than it actually is.

muohio
07-30-11, 07:36 PM
Is this the same color as on the Vette?

baabootoo
07-31-11, 12:20 AM
Like the wagon color, with matching calipers, would be the ticket. Just like the 2012 M5.

timg
07-31-11, 11:54 AM
I love the blue seats in the AutoBlog pictures. Reminds me of some of the Suzuka blue S2000's.

Tim

elphil
08-01-11, 12:38 AM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachments/2008-cadillac-cts-general-discussion/76980d1308884332-opulent-blue-metallic-img_0241.jpg

Stole this from the from our neighbor CTS forum.

Caddy Wagon
08-01-11, 01:33 AM
bleh, I don't like that color at all.

SecretWeapon
08-01-11, 09:56 AM
Thumbs down.

ChicagoV
08-01-11, 11:22 AM
That is the color. They had the car at the performance lab in Joliet yesterday. The seats do have a blue hue to them. I was told that the car is actually a 2010 with the changes that have been discussed here before and the new paint. It also had two piece front rotors- more on that in subsequent post about the performance lab.

GS7
08-01-11, 11:59 AM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachments/2008-cadillac-cts-general-discussion/76980d1308884332-opulent-blue-metallic-img_0241.jpg

Stole this from the from our neighbor CTS forum.


Can't imagine that being opulent blue. I mean, when you look at that color, would the word "opulent" pop into your head as being descriptive of that color? Not me.

MotownPimp
08-01-11, 03:02 PM
I'll place a decent size wager that above is not Opulent blue. From 2010? C'mon............

BigJoeD
08-01-11, 04:27 PM
http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachments/2008-cadillac-cts-general-discussion/76980d1308884332-opulent-blue-metallic-img_0241.jpg

Stole this from the from our neighbor CTS forum.

It needs to be darker dang it!

SecretWeapon
08-01-11, 06:14 PM
Kind of looks like the color you would see on a government vehicle.

GS7
08-01-11, 06:33 PM
Here's another alleged opulent blue photo:

http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/2012%20CTS-V%20Color_Opulent%20Blue%20Metallic/6854_st0640_1202012.jpg

more:
http://s443.photobucket.com/albums/qq155/ACNRVP/2012%20CTS-V%20Color_Opulent%20Blue%20Metallic/

jcarlos
08-01-11, 09:07 PM
The opulent blue looks like the blue diamond tricoat offered in 2009 and 2010:

http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f21/first-2009-cts-blue-diamond-tricoat-67973/

In 2008, a blue chip color was offered for the v6 cts (for those that wished that the blue was darker):

http://nysportscars.com/car/51568985.html

Nine Ball
11-28-11, 11:03 AM
Here are photos of an actual Opulent Blue CTS-V coupe. Looks amazing. I'd like to see a sedan in this color.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2012-CADILLAC-CTS-V-Coupe-2dr-Cpe-/280779853754?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item415fc88fba

zinner
11-30-11, 10:07 AM
The Dark wheels don't compliment it as much as the brighter versions could. Blue is also my favorite color. I missed buying a 09 Blue CTS-V sedan by a few days. Thanks GM for making 90% black/white/silver :(

Life@60
12-03-11, 12:50 AM
I just traded in my 2011 CTS-V coupe in for a 2012 Opulent Blue Metallic and it is sharp. I will take Pics in the afternoon and try and post it up.

cvs
12-03-11, 12:06 PM
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Here's a shot of my 2012 Opulent Blue Vagon

SecretWeapon
12-03-11, 12:12 PM
Now that is a nice looking Blue for sure! Wonder if it is faster than silver?

JimmyH
12-03-11, 01:21 PM
I love that blue. Not sure why this thread was in performance. Moved to general.

Chubbilicious420
12-03-11, 03:02 PM
id love to see the bmw "carbon black" color...one of my favs.
second that. My wife drives a black 550xi with the twin turbo, I prefered carbon black, but the M sport package it came with cost 5 to 6K more. Great color though. My daily driver is the SG 2006 with 107K miles, easy color to keep clean. Dark Blue metallic would be sharper though.

Chubbilicious420
12-03-11, 03:13 PM
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Here's a shot of my 2012 Opulent Blue Vagon
That color is perfect. Looks the same as the Laguna Seca blue Lexus put on the IS-F. Beautiful color. When I trade in my V, it will be for a wagon. Black Diamond, that blue, grey or diamond white. I would say Opulant blue would top the list. Wonder how that would compare to the Grand Sport Corvettes which also came only with 6 sp manuals. Black interior would round it off just right,,, Enjoy that beautiful ride.

N3716E
12-04-11, 10:11 AM
I love the Opulent Blue, but I opted for the Light Titanium interior.

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Nutz
12-04-11, 01:11 PM
http://photos.ebizautos.com/5066/7539911/7539911_3.jpg

Kluch
12-05-11, 01:29 AM
I love your coupe, N3716E. More everytime I see it. They should offer red and blue calipers as a factory option. If opulent blue is still around in 2 years, it just might be my next V. How does it handle dirt?