2018 Cadillac CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition Celebrates Brand's 115 Years

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Based in India, Surya has been writing about cars for over two years now. His work has been published in popular online publications including BMWBlog and GTspirit. He is particularly interested in the business side of the automotive industry.


, Automotive Editor - August 23, 2017

Cadillac is celebrating its 115th anniversary this year and it has launched a limited-edition variant of the 2018 CTS-V to commemorate the feat. Called the CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition, the model gets a new silver exterior paint and several features that are otherwise optional on the standard model.

On the exterior, that includes carbon fiber finishes on the front splitter, hood vents, rear spoiler, and diffuser, 19-inch forged wheels finished in Midnight Silver, and red brake calipers. Inside, there are Recaro performance seats, a sunroof, and the Luxury Package (rear-view camera and a three-zone climate control with heated rear outboard seats) as standard. The CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition also gets the Performance Data Recorder system, which lets the owners record and analyze their driving. This feature is mainly for frequent track-goers.

Cadillac has made no mechanical changes to the CTS-V Metallic Edition, so it continues with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that generates 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. With launch-control, the CTS-V can reach 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds and hit 200 mph.

The Cadillac CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition is priced at $103,885 (destination charges included). The standard CTS-V retails at $87,290, but if the customers opt for all the options of the Glacier Metallic model — excluding the bespoke the paint job — they will be looking at a figure of $102,885. This makes the Glacier Metallic CTS-V's pricing fairly reasonable. Production is limited to 115 units and 105 of those are immediately available for order at Cadillac dealerships.

Interestingly, special-edition models are becoming increasingly popular among the customers, especially those that give an all-black cosmetic tweak to the vehicle. It's good to see a brand going in the opposite direction.

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, Automotive Editor

Based in India, Surya has been writing about cars for over two years now. His work has been published in popular online publications including BMWBlog and GTspirit. He is particularly interested in the business side of the automotive industry.