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    Cadillac Announces A Special Edition CTS-V Coupe For 2015


    • A Special Edition CTS-V Coupe is coming, as are the next-generation V models.


    Cadillac has announced that the CTS-V Coupe will get a limited run in 2015. The company will build 500 special edition models that will launch in the second half of 2014.

    The special edition CTS-V Coupe will come equipped with an ebony interior with red contrasting stitching, Recaro seats, midnight Sapele wood trim, microfiber suede steering wheel and shift knob, dark-finish V grille, satin-graphite wheels, and red brake calipers. A six-speed manual or automatic are you transmission choices. As for color choices, the special edition will be available in Crystal White, Black Diamond, and Phantom Gray.

    Cadillac also mentioned that the "next-generation V-Series models are in development and will premiere next year" in the release.

    “The special edition is a stepping stone to the next-generation V-Series, which will move to the next level with more dynamic design and technical sophistication," said Uwe Ellinghaus, chief marketing officer for Global Cadillac.

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    DETROIT – Cadillac today announced production of a limited, special-edition 2015 CTS-V Coupe, marking the last chapter of the current model before the next generation of the V-Series debuts next year.

    The 2015 CTS-V Coupe will consist of 500 limited-edition cars available during the second half of 2014.

    "The V-Series continues to elevate Cadillac, providing an exclusive family of high-performance luxury models that attract a new audience of elite and passionate buyers,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, chief marketing officer, Global Cadillac.

    The special edition CTS-V Coupe shares the high-performance technology of its predecessors built from 2010–2014 – including Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes and 556-horsepower (415kW) supercharged V-8 engine.

    The CTS-V Coupe is the most dramatic model in the V-Series range of high-performance luxury models, blending a personal 2+2 layout with a drivetrain vetted on Germany’s famed Nürburgring track.

    The 2015 special edition version features an exclusive Ebony interior with red contrast stitching, Recaro® performance seats, metal pedals, Midnight Sapele wood trim, microfiber suede-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, dark-finish V grille, satin graphite wheels and red brake calipers.

    The 500 special-edition CTS-V Coupes will be produced this summer. Pricing begins at $72,195, including a $995 destination charge and $1,300 gas guzzler tax, and are available for immediate order. Exterior color options include Crystal White, Black Diamond ($995) and Phantom Gray. Buyers can opt for either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. A sunroof also is available ($700).

    The next-generation V-Series models are in development and will premiere next year.

    “The special edition is a stepping stone to the next-generation V-Series, which will move to the next level with more dynamic design and technical sophistication," Ellinghaus said.

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    "Buyers can opt for either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission."

    I hope the same can be done for the 2015 model with the 7-speed manual or 8-speed automatic.

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    AWESOME :metal:

    This is the way to send off the Top Gun generation as you get ready to roll out the new version. :D

    Wish they would add a V series to the Escalade! :metal:

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    "Buyers can opt for either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission."

    I hope the same can be done for the 2015 model with the 7-speed manual or 8-speed automatic.

    I hope so too.

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    My guess is 6 speed auto or manual. This is a chassis and engine of the old CTS, I can't see them trying to put in no hardware for a 500 car run. They will just give it some special paint and body moldings and keep the mechanics the same. I am not even sure why it will be around for 2015, when they have a new CTS, the current body style CTS-V should be on sale this fall, why not co-develop the V-series with the base model car and get it out sooner.

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    AWESOME :metal:

    This is the way to send off the Top Gun generation as you get ready to roll out the new version. :D

    Wish they would add a V series to the Escalade! :metal:

    I doubt they will, but there is a GL63 AMG and the GL is rumored to be getting a V12 on the next generation, so that could be 600 hp or whatever they chose to give it.

    There could be an argument that if Cadillac were to be a global luxury maker, for them to make a factory built armored Escalade, and an extra luxury Escalade, and perhaps both with a V12 or at least a supercharged V8 making over 550 hp, and a 8-10 speed transmission. But an armored Escalade would be serious money and how many could they sell. Because the LWB Range Rover is coming, the Bentley SUV is coming and Mercedes is readying upgrades to the GL to stop them both, there are going to be $200,000+ SUVs in the next 3-4 years.

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    My guess is 6 speed auto or manual. This is a chassis and engine of the old CTS, I can't see them trying to put in no hardware for a 500 car run. They will just give it some special paint and body moldings and keep the mechanics the same. I am not even sure why it will be around for 2015, when they have a new CTS, the current body style CTS-V should be on sale this fall, why not co-develop the V-series with the base model car and get it out sooner.

    *SMK* They are not talking about this send-off edition, they are talking about the upcoming, new V.

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    The coupe I mean is the send off. They will sell those in the fall, and I suspect it won't be until spring 2015 before the CTS-V sedan goes on sale.

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    Why no power bump for the final year? The Camaro gets 580hp, doesn't it? And don't they do something like this with the Corvette? Give that final year a little more power, GM. It's only a quick tune away...

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