With the launch of a redesigned Cadillac CTS sedan, General Motors is slowly replacing the models in this luxury-car line. For car enthusiasts, that means saying goodbye to an old friend.
GM announced the production of a special-edition 2015 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe before a new V-Series CTS launches next year.
In series production from 2010 to 2014, the second-generation CTS-V was built to rival luxury hot rods from BMW M and Mercedes-Benz AMG, and it did. With its distinctive angular styling, the Coupe also looked like nothing else on the road.
To give the car a proper sendoff, Cadillac will build just 500 special-edition CTS-V Coupes for 2015, with a model-specific Ebony interior with red contrast stitching, Recaro sport seats, metal pedals, Midnight Sapele wood trim, and a microfiber suede-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
Subtle exterior changes include a darkened grille, satin graphite wheels, and red brake calipers.
Unchanged is the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 under the bulging hood, which produces 556 horsepower and 551 pound-feet of torque. It’s available with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive.
The 2015 CTS-V Coupe special edition is available for immediate order, with a starting price of $72,195, including destination and federal gas-guzzler tax. Deliveries will begin later this year.
However, it’s unclear whether the coupe – or the equally-cool wagon model – will return.