Celebrates 115 years of Cadillac with a special paint

First introduced in 2002 as a successor to the Opel Omega-based Catera, the Cadillac CTS is already offered in its third-generation version. Updated in 2016 after three years on the market, the CTS spawned a new V version, powered by the supercharged, 6.2-liter V-8 found in the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Quicker and more powerful than ever, the current CTS-V finally has everything it needs to give its German competition a run for the money, and with the latest BMW M5 having received an AWD system, it remains the only performance offering with rear-wheel-drive. With Cadillac celebrating its 115th anniversary in August 2017, the CTS-V gained a limited-edition version with special features.

Dubbed Glacier Metallic Edition, it’s limited to only 115 units and comes standard with both the Carbon Fiber and the Luxury packages. It also sports a bespoke exterior color and added equipment inside the cabin. It’s essentially a loaded CTS-V without any special features (outside the paint of course), but it’s exactly what limited-edition Caddys have been about in recent years. The Glacier Metallic Edition is already available at dealers, so if you want one, make sure you grab it before it’s too late.

Continue reading to learn more about the Cadillac CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition.

  • 2018 Cadillac CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition
  • Year:
    2018
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  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    Hydra-Matic 8L90
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    640 @ 6400
  • Torque @ RPM:
    630 @ 3600
  • Displacement:
    6.2 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.7 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    200 mph
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What makes the Cadillac CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition special

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The so-called exclusive exterior is limited to only a few features, the most important of which is the Glacier Metallic.

The so-called exclusive exterior is limited to only a few features, the most important of which is the Glacier Metallic. The smoky, light shade of gray is combined with 19-inch forged and polished alloy wheels with Midnight Silver painted pockets, so we’re basically looking at a shiny, silvery sedan. I really don’t see what this combination has to do with Cadillac’s long and storied legacy, but I’m not here to argue the company’s decisions. Other goodies include illuminated door handles and dark red Brembo calipers.

The Carbon Fiber Package is also included, meaning that the sedan comes with carbon-fiber splitter, engine hood vent, rear spoiler, and diffuser.

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Inside, the Glacier Metallic Edition doesn't really stand out by much compared to the regular CTS-V.

Inside, the Glacier Metallic Edition doesn’t really stand out by much compared to the regular CTS-V. The package includes Jet Black Recaro sport seats, the Performance Data Recorder system with Cosworth Toolbox analysis software, and the UltraView sunroof. Of course, it also comes with the recently introduced rear camera mirror and Cadillac’s latest infotainment system.

These are included in the Luxury Package, which also adds tri-zone climate control, split-folding rear seat with armrest, power rear-window sunshade, 110-volt power outlet, could-based driver preference, and real-time traffic.

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Motivation comes from the standard 6.2-liter V-8, but I can't complain about the lack of updates under the hood.

Motivation comes from the standard 6.2-liter V-8, but I can’t complain about the lack of updates under the hood. The supercharged unit cranks out 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque and uses cylinder deactivation for enhanced fuel economy. All that oomph travels to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the Performance Traction Management system, developed with Cadillac Racing, adds five track-oriented driving modes. The sprint to 60 mph takes only 3.7 seconds, while top speed is limited at a mind-boggling 200 mph.

The CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition is limited to only 115 units.

The CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition is limited to only 115 units. Production begins in August 2017 and Cadillac says that 105 of the 115 vehicles will be immediately available through U.S. Cadillac dealers. There’s no word what happens to the other 10 examples. Pricing is set at $103,885 including destination freight charges but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees. This sticker makes the limited-edition sedan $17,890 more expensive than the standard CTS-V. However, once the CTS-V is configured with all the options that come with the Glacier Metallic Edition, pricing jumps to $101,260. So we’re actually talking about a small $2,625 premium for a special paint and a limited production run. Which isn’t bad at all.

Drivetrain Specifications

Type 6.2L supercharged V-8
Displacement (cu in / cc): 376 / 6162
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92
Block material: cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum
Valvetrain: overhead valve, two valves per cylinder
Fuel delivery: direct injection
Lubrication system: wet sump
Compression ratio: 10:1
Horsepower 640 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Torque 630 LB-FT @ 3,600 RPM
Max. engine speed (rpm): 6,600 RPM
Transmission Hydra-Matic 8L90
0 to 60 mph 3.7 seconds
Top Speed 200 mph

References

Cadillac CTS

2017 Cadillac CTS High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the Cadillac CTS.

Cadillac CTS-V

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Read our full review on the Cadillac CTS-V.

Press release

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.

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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.

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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 rear spoiler
Carbon fiber rear diffuser
Luxury Package:
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.

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