This year, General Motors’ premium Cadillac brand is celebrating 115 years of producing memorable automobiles. To commemorate the occasion, Cadillac today announced an exclusive new CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition for 2018, of which just 115 examples will be produced. Based on the ordinary third-generation Cadillac CTS-V that enthusiasts know and love, the Glacier Metallic Edition offers up the same 640 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque, courtesy of GM’s supercharged, 6.2-liter LT4 V8.
In addition to the special Glacier Metallic paint, the exterior of this limited-run CTS-V model features forged 19-inch alloy wheels with a polished finish and Midnight Silver-painted pockets, plus an attractive dark red color for the standard Brembo brake calipers. Illuminated door handles are included as standard equipment, as is the Carbon Fiber Package, which includes a carbon-fiber splitter, rear spoiler, rear diffuser, and hood vent.
Climb into the cabin, and you’ll find Jet Black sport seats from Recaro, expansive UltraView sunroof, and a Performance Data Recorder system with Cosworth Toolbox analysis software – all optional extras on the standard CTS-V model. Cadillac’s industry-first Rear Camera Mirror and next-gen CUE infotainment are also standard, along with the rest of the Luxury Package: tri-zone climate control, window sunshades, a split-folding rear seat with armrests, 110-volt AC outlet, and heated rear outboard seating positions.
The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V Glacier Metallic Edition will arrive in dealerships starting next month, with an MSRP of $103,885 including destination. Cadillac says that 105 of the total run of 115 cars will be available for immediate purchase. We can’t think of a more fitting way to commemorate the brand’s 115th birthday.