115 years ago, on August 22, 1902, William Murphy, Lemuel Bowen, and Henry Leland officially created the Cadillac Automobile Company. To celebrate turning 115, Cadillac has released a special edition of the CTS-V, the Glacier Metallic Edition. It costs $103,885, but only 115 will be built, making the Glacier Metallic Edition one extremely rare CTS-V.
For your $103,885, you don’t get any additional power, better handling, or a special interior. You do, however, get exclusive Glacier Metallic paint, a color Cadillac bills as a “smoky light gray.” The rest of the package is made up of a combination of other features and packages already offered on the standard CTS-V.
That includes 19-inch V-Series wheels in Midnight Silver, the Carbon Fiber package, the Luxury Package, the Performance Data Recorder, red Brembo brakes, a panoramic sunroof, and Recaro seats. Plus, it still has that 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 that makes 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque, as well as the CTS-V’s trick magnetic suspension.
So while this might not be a particularly special special edition, you’re still getting a lot of desirable options in a single package. And while the idea of spending more than $100,000 on a Cadillac might sound ridiculous, it’s still less expensive than a comparably equipped sports sedan from the competition.
In our testing, the CTS-V hit 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, ran the quarter mile in 11.9 seconds, and pulled 1.01 g on our skidpad. We concluded that “like the Corvette Z06 that donated its heart to the cause, the 2016 CTS-V has crushing performance, undeniable comfort, and a price that undercuts anything in its class by between $10,000-$15,000.”
If you like the color and the options, you’re going to have a hard time finding a sports sedan that can top the CTS-V Glacier Edition, even for that price.