As is the case with all good things, production of the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe is scheduled to end with the 2015 model year. But Cadillac is giving the powerhouse coupe a tremendous sendoff by making a special edition of the car.
General Motors announced that only 500 units of the special edition car will be produced. Before you whip out your checkbook and start driving to your nearest Cadillac dealership, here are some facts about the car. It will come with a “V” grille with a dark finish, red brake calipers, and satin graphite wheels that are sure to give the edgy car an even more sinister look and feel. On the inside, the car gains a steering wheel and shifter knob wrapped in microfiber and suede, metal pedals, Ebony interior with red contrast stitching, Recaro front seats, and Midnight Sapele wood trim pieces. Buyers can choose from gray, white, gray or black paint, plus they can add a sunroof.
The special edition CTS-V still comes with the 6.2-liter V8 engine that kicks out 556 horsepower, just like the regular version of the car. Buyers can specify either a manual or automatic six-speed transmission. The brakes are from Brembo, and handling is enhanced thanks to GM’s Magnetic Ride Control.
You can’t buy the special edition of the Cadillac CTS-V yet, because it will be released in about a year. Cadillac says pricing information will be released closer to the official launch date.
The current CTS-V is being cleared out in preparation for the next generation of the high-performance luxury car. The 2016 model will of course be based on the current CTS, a car that has won a considerable amount of praise. To be sure, General Motors has some tricks up its sleeve for the next CTS-V, but everyone will have to wait until next year to see what those are.