Cadillac Releases Two Special Edition CTS Paint Options

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    Cadillac Releases Two Special Edition CTS Paint Options

    Cadillac CTS Adds Colorful Limited Edition Models
    Matte-finished Silver Frost coupe and performance-inspired Stealth Blue editions debut this year
    February 15, 2013
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    DETROIT – A pair of new performance-inspired, limited-edition models featuring custom paint will join the Cadillac CTS Coupe and V-Series product lines this year.

    The Silver Frost Edition will be a special run of 100 CTS-V Coupes featuring a special low-gloss matte paint finish.

    The Stealth Blue Edition is a vibrant new color in a more traditional metallic finish and will appear on the CTS Coupe and the high-performance CTS-V in Coupe, Sedan and Wagon body styles.

    “Some color hues, such as blues, greys and reds easily identify with performance and velocity,” said Michelle Killen, lead creative designer for exterior paints. “Both Stealth Blue and Silver Frost are very expressive but still true to the luxury and exclusivity that a Cadillac represents, which were driving factors in the creation of the color.”

    Silver Frost
    The Silver Frost matte paint will be on collector-edition vehicles available through select Cadillac dealers across the country beginning in March.

    In addition to the 6.2L supercharged V-8 engine delivering 556 horsepower and 551 lb-ft of torque, the Silver Frost CTS-V will offer optional features such as:
    • Yellow or red Brembo brake calipers
    • High polished or satin graphite wheels
    • Suede-covered steering wheel and shift knob

    The desired finish on the Silver Frost CTS-V coupe was achieved by applying a “30-gloss” clear coat to the paint, as opposed to the “80-gloss” found in standard paint finishes. The paint will still emit a low “sparkle” when certain lights reflect off it, but the finish will be distinctly “matte.”

    The paint texture will also be noticeably different to the touch as the finish will be slightly less smooth. This is a desirable trait for fans of matte paint finishes. The paint is engineered to be as durable as normal paint but requires special attention for cleaning. The vehicle should be hand washed only.

    “We’ve spent a significant amount of time developing these colors so that owners don’t have to deviate too much from their normal maintenance routines yet still have a distinct and dramatic finish to their performance vehicle,” Killen said.

    Stealth Blue
    The Stealth Blue will have a limited production run starting in March and will be available on the CTS coupe and all CTS-V models. CTS coupe, V coupe and sedan models will also offer an optional “Twilight Blue” leather interior package to go with the blue-grey exterior paint finish.

    Stealth Blue CTS models can also be equipped with multiple performance-inspired details such as:
    • Satin graphite wheels with silver calipers
    • Dark finish grille
    • Recaro performance seats

    A full list of options and combinations will be available at Cadillac.com and customers will have the ability to order the Stealth Blue option through dealers.
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    Re: Cadillac Releases Two Special Edition CTS Paint Options

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    Re: Cadillac Releases Two Special Edition CTS Paint Options

    The blue looks great, but they demo'd this color almost 2 years ago. It's PAINT for pete's sake. What was the hold up?

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    Re: Cadillac Releases Two Special Edition CTS Paint Options

    I saw matte silver on a Mercedes and a BMW at NAIAS. Not impressive at all. It look unfinished and a low quality IMO. Also a magnet for smudges and finger prints believe it or not.

    The blue w/ black wheels is awful. I'm patiently waiting for black wheels to go away. Fingers crossed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZR2BlaZeR2 View Post
    I saw matte silver on a Mercedes and a BMW at NAIAS. Not impressive at all. It look unfinished and a low quality IMO. Also a magnet for smudges and finger prints believe it or not.

    The blue w/ black wheels is awful. I'm patiently waiting for black wheels to go away. Fingers crossed.

    Read the care instructions for the matte finish: http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=1569

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    I hope it looks better in person , that blue looks like primer

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    Not a fan of these at all. My mom has a Sunset Blue 2008 and it's a lot purtyier.
    When its sunny it looks like White Diamond with a light blue tint. When it's cloudy it looks like Metallic Grey.
    I'm pretty sure the only offered it on the current CTS that one year. They're definitely not common.
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    Read the care instructions for the matte finish: http://sandyblogs.com/techlink/?p=1569
    I like these matte finishes. (Although the matte blue is much better than the duller matte silver). It makes them look unique but the care for them is what scares the crap out of me. Not being able to wax or being able to buff/rub out a scratch with a polishing compound would drive me insane I think. It would almost relegate the car to toy car status as you'd be afraid to drive it behind anyone for fear of rock chips or any scratch whatsoever. It looks nice but I think the upkeep far outweighs the cool factor.

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    Re: Cadillac Releases Two Special Edition CTS Paint Options

    I don't like either, but I guess that is why they are limited edition.

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    Re: Cadillac Releases Two Special Edition CTS Paint Options

    This adds legitimacy to the leaked 3rd gen CTS pics as a matte silver 2nd gen was in the picture as well.....

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    Re: Cadillac Releases Two Special Edition CTS Paint Options

    I like matte paints. They are different, which is a big reason why people buy luxury cars anyway.

    I don't expect these to sell in huge numbers. Their raison d'etre is to generate some press and interest for a model in its last year of production. And these will do that much better than a couple more regular colors. So this is the right move.
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    That silver frost is nice....different....
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    I want that silver frost cts-v coupe! Too bad I can't afford one :/
    The cts-v coupes always remind me of a modern day Chevelle SS
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    Matte black would have been a cool option. Nice that give some love to the CTS, I suppose, though.
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    Re: Cadillac Releases Two Special Edition CTS Paint Options

    Quote Originally Posted by Orbit Orange View Post
    I like these matte finishes. (Although the matte blue is much better than the duller matte silver). It makes them look unique but the care for them is what scares the crap out of me. Not being able to wax or being able to buff/rub out a scratch with a polishing compound would drive me insane I think. It would almost relegate the car to toy car status as you'd be afraid to drive it behind anyone for fear of rock chips or any scratch whatsoever. It looks nice but I think the upkeep far outweighs the cool factor.
    I don't think the Blue is a Matte color. It's a traditional metallic. Not sure why the picture looks so dull.

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