No Cadillac Blackwing Collector Series Sedans Were Painted Dark Emerald Frost15
The Cadillac Blackwing sedans are very good-looking vehicles, combining four-door Cadillac elegance with a healthy dose of aggression. Throw the limited Dark Emerald Frost paint into the mix, and the package pops with even more visual appeal. However, no Cadillac Blackwing Collector Series sedans were painted in Dark Emerald Frost.
GM Authority spoke with Cadillac spokesperson Stefan Cross, who shed some light on the issue.
“Dark Emerald Frost was a late-availability color and hence not available on the initial reservation orders,” Cross told GM Authority.
With this in mind, any Cadillac Blackwing sedan covered in Dark Emerald Frost is not a Collector Series model. That said, the color is still quite rare, and, as GM Authority covered previously, the Dark Emerald Frost paint option, tagged with color code G7W, was recently discontinued.
Previously known as Dark Emerald Matte, Dark Emerald Frost was offered as the most-expensive paint option in the Cadillac Blackwing sedan lineup, priced at $3,925. The next most-expensive paint option is Infrared Tintcoat, priced at $1,225.
It’s also worth mentioning that the Cadillac Blackwing Collector Series models stand apart as the first 500 units produced (250 units for the CT5-V Blackwing and 250 units for the CT4-V Blackwing), and include unique perks like one of the first serial numbers, unique plaques, a certificate of authenticity, and a driving session at the Cadillac V-Performance Academy at the Spring Mountain Resort in Nevada, plus a design sketch of the vehicle.
As a reminder, the CT4-V Blackwing is powered by the twin-turbo 3.6L V6 LF4 gasoline engine, which is rated at 472 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque, while the CT5-V Blackwing is powered by the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, rated at 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque.
Both vehicles are offered with a six-speed manual as standard, while a 10-speed automatic transmission is optional. Both Cadillac Blackwing sedans also ride on the GM Alpha 2 platform, and both are produced at the GM Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan.
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it’s a great color
Beautiful color and car.
How do you mess this up? Release a collectors edition, but no special paint??? And then when you release the special paint, it gets discontinued after 1 year of use???? Tf GM, you guys axe projects if they seem lower than usual profit and don’t let it get older to the point where okay the profits are kicking in let’s not kill it. ie: Dodge Hellcat motor
Maybe they realized the Matte paint was a lot of work to do and owners
already had issues with it.
The color looks good in the photos, but should be regular paint.
Maybe they didn’t want the collector series to have that color?
Most likely the frost is a giant PITA to paint and impossible to spot-repair. They probably ran a batch and then went back to normal volume production. Serial production of such specialized finishes is not usually feasible. Considering they run camaro thru the same lines I doubt they can afford to screw around with matte jobs on a regular basis. Frankly the $3k upcharge seems way too low given the hassle of application and how fragile the end result is.
I’m not sure if that color, or the price of Dark Emerald Frost is worth it. Last time I checked, a wrap should cost around half the option price. Color is personal, but matte finishes don’t always have that, same appeal with time as great gloss or tri-coat. Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Agreed. Wrap it and have a cheaper more durable result. When you tire of the trendy look, pull off the wrap.
Sounds like that color just made more collector’s models than GM intended.
While I like this color the Cherry Red Tint coat looks much better also that is one beautiful looking Cadillac. Lastly why can’t they drop that 3.6 liter twin turbo in the Blazer and call it an SS! Show Ford and their Eco Junk Edge who is boss!
Mostly because the blazer is a sissified fwd cuv in a fat suit. Despite the marketing, the blazer is less of a camaro than fat Elvis was cool Elvis. The 3.6tt from the ct4v is for longitudinal layouts.
Blunt don’t even start on the Camaro that front end looks a Toyota 👎… The current Blazer should be renamed equinox then build a REAL Blazer off the Colorado platform… Maybe one day! Also don’t go crazy black plastic like the front end of the new Bronco that truck needs some chrome to me it looks like a Bronco 2 not a real full size Bronco which everyone was hoping for!
Chrome is going away, believe it or not. This article is about a car with a special paint, that is trendy in terms of matte, frost, flat (as you wish to name it) and with NO chrome at all.
New BMWs, MB, Audis are going NO chrome.
Why you want chrome?
Because a touting the New Bronco as an old looking bronco but the old Bronco had a nice chrome grill… It doesn’t have to be chrome how about body colored just not that awful black plastic that the avalanche honds element, and Pontiac Aztec.
My CT4-V Blackwing is that color