Cadillac’s V-Series performance brand turns 15 years old, and at the same time, the brand is waving goodbye to the two models that started it all. On Thursday, Cadillac revealed the 2019 Cadillac CTS-V and 2019 ATS-V Pedestal Editions.
Both the CTS-V and ATS-V Pedestal Editions feature a bespoke Bronze Sand Metallic exterior hue with black chrome accents. The V-Series specific wheels (19-inch for the CTS-V and 18-inch for the ATS-V) are also finished in black while bright red Brembo calipers poke through to provide contrast. Both cars also receive the carbon-fiber package as standard equipment.
Inside, Recaro seats sport a jet black finish with a light wheat micro-suede insert. Recalling the exterior color, Cadillac accented the carbon-fiber trim with bronze threading. Cadillac’s Performance Data Recorder System is also on hand for driver analysis.
The CTS-V and ATS-V both soldier on with their original power outputs. A 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine provides 640 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque for the CTS-V, and the 3.6-liter twin-turbo LF4 V6 engine makes 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque for the ATS-V.
The Pedestal Edition cars mark the end of an era for the V-Series. Neither car will soldier on as Cadillac replaces both the CTS and ATS with two new sedans, likely called the CT5 and CT4. While we imagine a CT5-V is in order, a CT4-V could be a tougher business case. Cadillac said the newly rebranded 2019 CT6-V sport sedan leads the charge into the V-Series’ future with its 4.2-liter Blackwing V8 engine, which makes 550 horsepower.
Order books for both special edition cars will open the first week of November. In total, Cadillac plans to build 300 Pedestal Editions for the U.S., Canada and Middle East. The brand didn’t say how the production split would look between both cars, though. Pricing for the ATS-V Pedestal Edition starts at $77,090, while a CTS-V Pedestal Edition will set a buyer back $102,590.