What’s better than getting a raise at work? Getting a raise at work that leads you to buy a sparkly new car to get you there. Cadillac’s new Black Diamond Edition basically has my pre-baby name written all over it. This CTS-V model is debuting the new SpectraFlair pigment in North America, and for those of you who might not understand that, here’s a translation: MEGA SPARKLY CAR THAT RIDES SMOOTH AND GOES FAST.
In the CTS-V Black Diamond, a dark tri-coat paint is embedded with SpectraFlair Bright Silver pigment. While other luxury makers offer metallic paints, Black Diamond is created through a meticulous process that gives the paint added dimension.
Instead of simply containing small bits of metal, the SpectraFlair pigment in Black Diamond uses aluminum flakes encapsulated in a glass-like substance called magnesium fluoride. The result is a paint that has a diamond-like sparkle as light hits the surface from different angles.
“The CTS-V Black Diamond Edition is like a finely crafted, tailored tuxedo,” said Michelle Killen, Cadillac exterior paint designer. “The base color may be a simple black, but the details and richness of the material set it apart.”
Decision 2011: I need a 4 door Caddy, a song with a beat, and a car seat made from fine Italian leather.