Cadillac celebrates 15 years of V-Series sub-brand with new 2019 Pedestal Editions

Article by Christian A., on October 31, 2018

Before we knew its Cadillac’s V-Series sub-brand is already celebrating its 15 years of existence. To give this ultra-high-performance luxury sub-brand a fitting celebration, Cadillac is introducing limited run models to be dubbed as the 2019 Cadillac V-Series Pedestal Editions.

The 2019 Pedestal Edition will be applicable for the 2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and the 2019 Cadillac CTS-V Super Sedan. Aside from celebrating the successful 15 years of the Cadillac V-Series sub brand, the 2019 Pedestal Edition serves as a grand farewell to the third generation of the V-Series. Soon enough, the fourth generation of the Cadillac V-Series would arrive, heralding a new era of luxury high-performance at Cadillac.

The Pedestal Editions of the 2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V Super Sedan are distinguished from their regular counterparts through a number of aesthetic modifications. These include a commemorative application of Bronze Sand Metallic exterior color, Black Chrome trim and Black Chrome grille surround.

Pedestal Editions of the 2019 ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V Super Sedan ride on V-Series forged light-alloy wheels in After Midnight finish, as complemented by massive red Brembo brake calipers. Further highlighting the exterior of the Pedestal Editions of the 2019 ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V Super Sedan is the Carbon Fiber Package, which include a carbon fiber front splitter, a carbon fiber hood vent, a carbon fiber rear spoiler and a carbon fiber rear diffuser.

Inside, the Pedestal Editions of the 2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V Super Sedan is marked by RECARO race-inspired sport seats wrapped in Jet Black semi-aniline leather and new Light Wheat micro-suede inserts. These Pedestal Edition models also feature carbon fiber interior trim with bronze threading.

Also included as standard is the next-generation Cadillac user experience infotainment system as well as the Performance Data Recorder video-data system with Cosworth Toolbox driver analysis software. The Rear Camera Mirror is also included but only for the Pedestal Edition of the CTS-V Super Sedan.

A Luxury Package is also provided for the Pedestal Editions of the 2019 Cadillac CTS-V Super Sedan. This package include tri-zone climate control, split-folding rear seat with armrest, heated rear outboard seating positions, power rear-window sunshade, manual rear side-window sunshades and a 110-volt power outlet.

Interested customer can start placing orders for the 2019 Cadillac V-Series Pedestal Edition in first week of November 2018 at starting MSRPs of $77,090 for the 2019 ATS-V Coupe Pedestal Edition and $102,590 for the 2019 CTS-V Pedestal Edition. While prices include destination freight charges, they exclude tax, title, license and dealer fees.

Cadillac will only build a total of 300 Pedestal Editions of the 2019 ATS-V Coupe and the 2019 CTS-V Super Sedan, and will sell them to customers not only in the United States and Canada, but also in the Middle East. Production of the Pedestal Editions will commence later in November.

Press Release

CADILLAC INTRODUCES THE 2019 V-SERIES PEDESTAL EDITION

ELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF V-SERIES WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW COLOR, BRONZE SAND METALLIC

Cadillac today announces the 2019 Pedestal Edition ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V Super Sedan to celebrate the successful first fifteen years (2004-18) of its Cadillac V-Series sub brand. The limited-run models bid a grand farewell to the third generation of ultra-high-performance V-Series models, and open the next major chapter in the sub-brand’s story. In total, 300 Pedestal Editions will be built for sale in the U.S., Canada, and the Middle East.

The special-edition variants are named in tribute to Cadillac V-Series’ time spent at the pinnacle of luxury high-performance.

The Pedestal Edition of the Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V Super Sedan features 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 massive red Brembo® brake calipers, creating a striking exterior presence. 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.

Highlighting the interior of the Pedestal Edition are 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 (CTS-V only) and the next-generation Cadillac user experience infotainment system.
Since 2004, the V-Series sub brand has developed and proven Cadillac’s performance credentials on both the street and race track. Key moments include:

2004: The first-ever CTS-V sedan adds a new formula for high-performance to the Cadillac catalog, putting the world on notice that the then-102-year-old luxury brand will serve enthusiastic drivers through authentic engineering and design.
2004: The first-ever CTS-V secures the V-Series’ first racing victory in the Speed World Challenge sprint racing series at Sebring International Raceway
2008: The all-new, second-generation CTS-V with 556hp sets a then-record lap time for sedans of 7:59.32 on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife race track in Germany
2012: After making its debut in 2011 as the CTS-V.R Coupe race car, Cadillac wins four races in the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) series and secures the Driver and Manufacturer Championships
2015: The third-generation Cadillac V-Series models debut with a surprise: the ATS-V arrives as a Coupe and Sedan with the first-ever V-Series V6 powerplant: the LF4 Twin Turbo V6 engine with 464 horsepower, providing better all-round performance than the second-generation CTS-V and a top track speed of 189mph. Meanwhile, the third-generation CTS-V raises the bar in its own category with all-new design, lightweight architecture, and a staggering 640 horsepower.
2015: The ATS-V.R Coupe race car debuts in the PWC series with Johnny O’Connell winning four rounds to secure the Driver’s Championship
2017: Cadillac re-enters the world of professional endurance prototype sports car racing with the Cadillac DPi-V.R in the IMSA series, securing the brand’s first-ever Manufacturer Championship in the sport
2018: Cadillac repeats as the 2018 IMSA Prototype Manufacturer Champion. Expansion of the V-Series sub brand with the debut of the 2019 CT6-V.
Looking to the next chapter of growth and development for the V-Series, 2019 will see Cadillac release the first-ever Cadillac CT6-V super sedan. The CT6-V is the largest V-Series model to-date and boasts famous Cadillac ride quality, yet embodies the driving characteristics of a compact high-performance sedan thanks to a finely-focused V-Series engineering approach, not to mention its performance tuned Magnetic Ride Control system. The CT6-V possesses a Cadillac estimated 550 horsepower thanks to its all-new Cadillac Blackwing™ Twin Turbo V8 engine, and spectacular traction as the first-ever V-Series model with all-wheel drive. Complimenting the all-wheel drive system are all-wheel steering and a limited slip differential, all of which enable the CT6-V to demonstrate impeccable handling, linear response, and razor-sharp steering control.

Ordering for the 2019 Cadillac V-Series Pedestal Edition begins the first week of November 2018, with production commencing later that month. MSRP pricing for the 2019 ATS-V Coupe Pedestal Edition starts at $77,090, and $102,590 for the 2019 CTS-V Pedestal Edition. Both prices include destination freight charges but excludes tax, title, license and dealer fees.

2019 CADIILLAC CTS-V Pedestal Edition
The 2019 Cadillac CTS-V Pedestal Edition super sedan includes the following equipment, in addition to standard CTS-V features:

Cadillac Bronze Sand Metallic exterior paint
19-inch V-Series in After Midnight finish
Carbon Fiber Package:
Carbon fiber front splitter
Carbon fiber hood vent
Carbon fiber rear spoiler
Carbon fiber rear diffuser
Luxury Package:
Tri-zone climate control
Split-folding rear seat with armrest
Heated rear outboard seating positions
Power rear-window sunshade
Manual rear side-window sunshades
110-volt power outlet
Rear Camera Mirror
RECARO® race-inspired performance seats
Performance Data and Video Recorder system
Red Brembo® high-performance brake calipers
The 2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Pedestal Edition include the following features:

Cadillac Bronze Sand Metallic exterior paint
Serialized certificate of authenticity
18” V-Series wheels in After Midnight finish
Carbon Fiber Package (standard on ATS-V Coupe):
Carbon fiber front splitter
Carbon fiber hood vent
Carbon fiber rear spoiler
Carbon fiber rear diffuser
Red Brembo® high-performance brake calipers
RECARO® race-inspired performance seats
Next-generation Cadillac user experience
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 (offer valid for 1 year, reserved for the original owner of each new, unused model year 2017 and newer Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V models).

Source: Cadillac

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