The special paint color lends the performance sedan a unique finish that should look beautiful drifting through the snow this winter.
Cadillac will give the 2018 CTS-V sedan a wintery overhaul by introducing the new Glacier Metallic Edition. Limited to just 115 units in recognition of Cadillac’s 115-year history, the high-performance four-doors have a smoky light gray exterior color that reminds us of an overcast January day.
Cadillac goes far beyond giving the Glacier Metallic Edition just some special paint, though. The models come standard with the Carbon Fiber Package that uses the lightweight material for the front splitter, hood vent, rear spoiler, and diffuser. The models ride on a set of 19-inch wheels with Midnight Silver pockets, too. To break up the dark appearance, the Brembo brake calipers are dark red. The exterior also features illuminated door handles. The result is quite a stylish appearance that appears both luxurious and sporty.
Inside, Glacier Metallic Edition comes with Recaro sport seats in Jet Black. The Luxury Package is also standard, which adds tri-zone climate control, split-folding rear seat, heated rear seat, sunshades in the back, a 110-volt power outlet, and rearview mirror-mounted camera. A sunroof and the Performance Data Recorder come with this special edition, too.
Cadillac keeps the CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition mechanically identical as the standard models. Power comes from a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that produces 640 horsepower (477 kilowatts) and 630 pound-feet (855 Newton-meters) of torque. An eight-speed automatic gearbox routes the output to the road.
The CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition costs $103,885 including destination. In comparison, a stock example of the sedan costs buyers $87,990. Caddy will deliver 105 examples of the special sedan in September. The remaining 10 will arrive later. Buyers will also get two days of training at the Cadillac V-Performance Academy.
Gallery: Cadillac CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition
Introducing the 2018 Cadillac CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition
CADILLAC CELEBRATES 115 YEARS WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW COLOR ON THE CTS-V SUPER SEDAN
Cadillac today announced the exclusive 2018 Cadillac CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition, painted a smoky light gray that celebrates Cadillac’s 115- year history. The Edition will be limited to 115 CTS-V super sedans produced in 2017 for model year 2018.
Accenting the anniversary color are standard illuminated door handles, dark red Brembo® brake calipers and 19-inch forged polish-finished alloy wheels with Midnight Silver painted pockets, creating a unique look for Cadillac’s ultimate driver’s car.
The interior features Jet Black RECARO® race-inspired sport seats, the Performance Data Recorder system featuring COSWORTH Toolbox analysis software, UltraView sunroof, the industry–first Rear Camera Mirror and the next-generation Cadillac user experience infotainment system.
The Cadillac CTS-V super sedan is powered by a supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine SAE certified at 640 horsepower (477 kW) and 630 lb-ft of torque (855 Nm). It employs an efficient, compact supercharger matched with direct injection and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation). Power is transferred exclusively to the rear wheels through an 8-speed sport automatic transmission with Performance Algorithm Shifting. The highly advanced Performance Traction Management system, developed through a two-year engineering embed with Cadillac Racing in Pirelli World Challenge, adds five track- oriented modes (from Wet to Race) plus Launch Control to ensure the
most powerful Cadillac ever sold can adapt perfectly to track conditions and driver comfort level.
All new Cadillac V-Series models include tuition and accommodation at the 2-day Cadillac V-Performance Academy at Spring Mountain (offer valid for 1 year, reserved for the original owner of each new, unused model year 2017 and newer Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V models).
The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition is available for $103,885 including destination freight charges but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees. The U.S. production run for the CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition begins this month, and 105 of the 115 vehicles produced will be immediately available through U.S. Cadillac dealers. A list of available inventory will be updated at www.Cadillac.com.
2018 CADIILLAC CTS-V GLACIER METALLIC EDITION
All 2018 Cadillac CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition super sedans include the following equipment, in addition to standard CTS-V features:
- Cadillac Glacier Metallic exterior paint
- 19-inch V-Series forged polished finish alloy wheels with Midnight
- Silver painted pockets
Carbon Fiber Package:
- Carbon fiber front splitter
- Carbon fiber hood vent
- Carbon fiber rears poiler
- Carbon fiber rear diffuser
- Tri-zone climate control
- Split-folding rear seat with armrest
- Heated rear outboard seating positions
- Power rear-window sunshade
- Manual rear side-window sunshades
- 110-volt power outlet
- Rear Camera Mirror
Next-Generation Cadillac user experience
- Cloud-based driver preferences
- Predictive navigation with available real-time traffic
- Collections application suite
The CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition also includes:
- RECARO® performance seats
- Performance Data and Video Recorder system
- UltraView sunroof
- Red Brembo® brake calipers
The limited run Glacier Metallic CTS-V will begin arriving at select Cadillac dealers in September. To find the closest participating dealer, call Cadillac Customer Support at 1-800-333-4223 or visit www.Cadillac.com.