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Cadillac celebrates championships with special editions

ATS-V and CTS-V Championship Editions come in Black Raven or Crystal White

2018 Cadillac CTS-V (l) and ATS-V Championship Editions

Cadillac is creating special editions of its three ultra-high-performance models – ATS-V coupe and sedan, and the CTS-V sedan — to celebrate its International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) championship season.

With its Cadillac V-Performance DPi-V.R prototype, Cadillac captured its first ever IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2017, the first year of its return to endurance racing after 14 years in GT racing. The company fielded three cars, with brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor winning the driver’s championship at the wheel of their father (and IMSA sports car racing legend) Wayne Taylor’s team, which captured the team championship to give Cadillac the trifecta.

The Championship Edition ATS-V and CTS-V super (of which 200 in total will be made for North American consumption) will come in a choice of Black Raven or Crystal White tricoat exterior, complete with contrasting Cadillac V-Performance graphics on hood and rear spoiler, and carbon fibre front splitter and hood vent, and rear spoiler and diffuser. They also feature Red Obsession side mirror caps, DPi-V.R graphic on rear quarter windows, Red Brembo brake calipers, and polished forged alloy V-Series wheels.

The interior features Jet Black Recaro race-inspired front seats and split folding rear seats with red stitching, with Morello Red accented carbon-fibre trim and red door armrests. The camera rearview mirror is included, as is the next-generation Cadillac experience multimedia system.

Other features include tri-zone climate control, heated outboard rear seats, rear window sunshades, and a sunroof. Options include a performance data and video recorder, faux suede steering wheel and shifter, advanced security package, and an 8-speed automatic. The cars will begin arriving in dealerships this month.

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