Detroit-based General Motors’ Cadillac Wednesday announced the 2019 Pedestal Edition ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V Super Sedan to celebrate the first 15 years of its Cadillac V-Series sub brand. The limited-run models bid a farewell to the third generation of ultra-high-performance V-Series models.
In total, 300 Pedestal Editions will be built for sale in the U.S., Canada, and the Middle East.
“After 15 years, the successful story of the Cadillac V-Series has reached an exciting, pivotal moment,” says Matt Russell, product marketing manager for the ATS, CTS, and V-Series. “The launches of the 2019 Pedestal Edition and all-new CT6-V open the next chapter, wherein we will expand V-Performance by continuing to serve the most enthusiastic drivers in the luxury market while adding new technologies and capabilities to expand the mission of V-Factory models.”
The cars feature a commemorative application of an all-new exterior color, Bronze Sand Metallic, accented with Black Chrome trim and grille surround, V-Series forged light-alloy wheels in After Midnight finish over red Brembo brake calipers. The carbon fiber package, standard on every 2019 ATS-V Coupe, is also featured in the Pedestal Edition list of content for the CTS-V super sedan.
The interior of the Pedestal Edition features RECARO race-inspired sport seats in Jet Black semi-aniline leather with new Light Wheat micro-suede inserts, carbon fiber interior trim with bronze threading, the racing-derived and fully-integrated Performance Data Recorder video-data system with COSWORTH Toolbox driver analysis software, the Rear Camera Mirror (on the CTS-V only), and an infotainment system.
The luxury package for the CTS-V includes tri-zone climate control, a split-folding rear seat with an armrest, heated rear outboard seating positions, a power rear-window sunshade, manual rear side-window sunshades, a 110-volt power outlet, and a rear camera mirror.
Since 2004, the V-Series sub brand has secured racing victories.
Ordering for the 2019 Cadillac V-Series Pedestal Edition begins the first week of November. Production will begin later that month. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the 2019 ATS-V Coupe Pedestal Edition starts at $77,090 and is $102,590 for the 2019 CTS-V Pedestal Edition. Both prices include destination freight charges but exclude tax, title, license, and dealer fees.
Cadillac will release the first-ever Cadillac CT6-V super sedan in 2019. It will be the largest V-Series model to date and will have an estimated 550 horsepower Cadillac Blackwing Twin Turbo V8 engine. It will be the first V-Series model with all-wheel drive and will also feature all-wheel steering and a limited slip differential.
All 2019 Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V models include tuition and luxury accommodation at the 2-day Cadillac V-Performance Academy at Spring Mountain. The offer is valid for one year, reserved for the original owner of each new, unused model year 2017 and newer Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V models.