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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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