Japanese buyers in the market for a luxury performance sedan have plenty of choices on offer from their own domestic automakers. Yet those more enamored with the ones made in America may be intrigued by this latest special edition Caddy.
It’s called the Cadillac ATS-V Vector Blue Special, and it’s limited to just five examples for the entire country – Japan by the way is one of the largest luxury automobile markets in the world.As you might have guessed, the special edition is characterized by its Vector Blue paint job. It also features a two-tone jet-black and saffron-orange interior with carbon-fiber trim. The wheels are done up in a dark finish, and the Brembo brake calipers that are usually available as an option in red, are painted dark gold here.Of course, this being the ATS-V, means that it packs a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 rated at 464 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque, all sent to the rear wheels. Though transmission options haven’t been detailed for this particular edition, the model typically comes with a choice of either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic gearbox.This special Caddy is priced in Japan at 10,225,000 yen before tax, or 11,043,000 yen with. That works out to over $103k at current exchange rates, or the better part of twice the $62k MSRP the ATS-V carries back Stateside.However, don’t be too disappointed if you live outside of Japan and can’t get your hands on this specific special edition model. While we can’t speak to the dark-finish alloys and gold-painted brake calipers, the Vector Blue paint is available on the "standard" ATS-V wherever it’s sold.