Cadillac “Black Diamond” Makes Your Commute Sparkle

Written by Bryce

Decision 2011: I need a 4 door Caddy, and something with a beat.

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.

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Bryce Gruber is a Manhattanite mom who can be found jet-setting off to every corner of the globe. She loves exotic places, planes with WiFi, summer clothes, & Sucre brown butter truffles. Bryce's aim is to do to luxury what Elton John did to being gay. Follow her on twitter @brycegruber

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