Cadillac just unveiled a new body finish infused with cutting-edge drag reduction technology that will considerably increase not only vehicle speed, but will also increase electric vehicle range. Dubbed Speedy Velocity Au Naturel, the new body finish will only be available on select Cadillac models and in unspecified limited quantities.
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In a lengthy technical release published earlier today, Cadillac detailed the proprietary Speedy Velocity Au Naturel body finish, highlighting its “nano-no-stick” properties and “baked-in greasing agents” that enable dramatically reduced drag coefficients. This essentially provides the vehicle equipped with the Speedy Velocity Au Naturel body finish to more easily cut through the air and enhance overall performance.
Not only does this new technology provide performance benefits, but it also allows vehicles to return greater efficiency – particularly important for the driving range per charge on electric vehicles – compared to conventional paint finishes thanks to the aero drag reduction. In addition, the Speedy Velocity Au Naturel body finish provides the added convenience of “no-wash maintenance.” According to Cadillac, any dust, dirt, mud, or bird droppings that touch the body panels will be instantly repelled, leaving the vehicle with a fresh appearance in any and all conditions.
Due to the slickness of this new hue, each Cadillac model finished in the color ships as standard with two pairs of gloves, required to open the vehicle’s doors.
“Cadillac’s new Speedy Velocity Au Naturel body finish is the perfect nexus of Cadillac style, technology, luxury, and performance,” said Cadillac global vice president Benny Rovey. “Like the vehicles upon which it is applied, the Cadillac Speedy Velocity Au Naturel body finish will go fast, with an extremely limited quantity of models available to customers.”
Rovey declined to provide exact figures on how many units of the Cadillac Speedy Velocity Au Naturel will be available, or if it will be offered some time after the initial run is satisfied. When pressed for details, Rovey simply replied, “I’m rubber, you’re glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you.” He then stuck out his tongue and proceeded to blow raspberries at reporters.
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