Looks like White Diamond has a slight edge. I've actually been trying to buy one here. One of my local dealers has had a White Diamond that I want since mid-December! And they still wont give it to me at GMS. What kind of dealer holds a car on their lot for 4 months and counting.
White diamond is a special 3 coat/mix application process and according to my "paint expert" who does show cars almost impossible to match in a accident situation. This certainly influenced my decision to go with the silver which i was not sold on originally but have grown to love
I looked at a new CTS-V in Radiant Silver last week at a Bay Area dealership. 'Yuck', sad to say (and I like a good silver paintjob on autos). I was hoping to react otherwise. The color just seemed dull, lifeless, and kinda cheep looking with no depth whatsoever- kinda reminded me of a plastic model with the color cast into the plastic itself. Mayber there are others that look better- I hope so. Some of the member's RS V's look far better in pics than what I saw in real life.
I haven't seen the CTS-C wrapped in white diamond, but I did see the color on another Caddy- nice...well, better than the silver in my view, anyway.
I just looked at a silver fully optioned CTS-V last night and the silver just didn't have a luster or gloss to it, and I also like silver, currently owning a '02 CC5 ZO6 in silver. Going to have to be white for me. However, Thunder Grey is starting to grow on me though. Hate to suggest copying another manufacturer's color hue but it would look better if it was more Merc silver, such as their brilliant silver.
Funny you guys saying that about the silver- before my dealer got my radiant silver from another dealer with recaros a non-recaro was on the lot dirty of course- my salesman and i looked at it with the SAME comments- dull, no depth. They got "my" silver car in and i swear its a different paint job with respect to depth of the clear coat- looks fantastic and gets great compliments. I know the paint can run hot and cold on these cars- they had a white diamond with clear coat defects
I haven't seen a Radiant Silver CTS-V yet, but the color looks lifeless and flat compared to the Light Platinum of my ex '08 CTS when compared to an '09 CTS. The '08 really looked like molten platinum, with a shimmer and depth that were mesmerizing. Radiant was more uniform, but far less interesting. Be careful with the White Diamond though; a loaner had a few minor scratches and pits touched up, and the touch-ups didn't match well at all.