Special models could be last hurrah before CT5 gets here
Cadillac is expected to discontinue the ATS-V and CTS-V in the near future. As a farewell to these models, and in celebration of the upcoming 15th birthday of the V-Series subbrand, Cadillac will sell 300 special edition vehicles.
The automaker will offer Pedestal Editions of the ATS-V coupe and CTS-V sedan beginning next month. These vehicles receive an exclusive bronze paint job, black chrome trim, and red Brembo brakes. ATS-V models receive 18-inch wheels in an After Midnight finish, while the CTS-V receives similar 19-inch wheels. A carbon-fiber package—including a carbon-fiber front splitter, hood vent, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser—is already standard on the ATS-V coupe, but is added to the CTS-V for the Pedestal Edition.
Inside, there are Recaro performance seats. The models also receive carbon-fiber interior trim with bronze threading, as well as a Performance Data Recorder with Cosworth Toolbox driver analysis software.
The V-Series subbrand was born when Cadillac introduced the CTS-V sedan in 2004. It wouldn’t be until 2015 that the ATS-V arrived on the scene as a coupe and sedan. Starting in 2019, Cadillac will expand the V-Series with new variants across the lineup. It’s unclear if these will include crossovers like the XT4 or XT5, but new V models will receive upgraded propulsion systems, brake systems, and chassis.
The 2019 Cadillac ATS-V Pedestal Edition starts at $77,090 USD, while the CTS-V version goes for $102,590 USD. Ordering begins the first week of November, and production on these units will start later that month.