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.