The two limited-edition V-tuned models gain a specific low-gloss Crystal White Frost paint job, forged aluminum alloy wheels and Cadillac’s Carbon Fiber Package. On the ATS-V, the Carbon Fiber Package adds a front splitter, a hood vent and a rear diffuser crafted out of the lightweight material that it’s named after. The CTS-V (pictured) gets the same add-ons, but it also features a carbon fiber spoiler on the trunk lid.
The interior is spruced up with the Luxury Package, which adds sport alloy pedals, a universal home remote, a 110-volt power outlet, and HID headlights to the list of the ATS-V’s standard features. The CTS-V is more expensive, and its Luxury Package is made up of tri-zone A/C, a split-folding rear armrest, heated rear seats, and a power rear sunshade.
Cadillac hasn’t made any mechanical modifications to the Crystal White Frost Edition cars. Both the coupe and the sedan versions of the ATS-V are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 464 horsepower at 5,850 rpm and 445 pound-feet of torque at 3,500 rpm. They each sprint from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and go on to a top speed of 189 mph.
The CTS-V cranks the dial up to 11 with a detuned version of the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that powers the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Bolted to an eight-speed automatic, the eight-cylinder sends 640 hp — 10 less than when it’s bolted in the ‘Vette’s engine bay — and 630 lb-ft. of torque to the rear wheels.
Cadillac expects that the Crystal White Frost Edition models will begin arriving on dealer lots before the end of the month. Availability is limited, and precisely how many examples of each model will be built hasn’t been revealed yet. Similarly, Cadillac hasn’t disclosed how much of a premium the limited-edition Vs will carry over their regular-production counterparts.