Hands down the Saffron interior — Ebony Leather Seating Surfaces with Saffron inserts is the best option to pick if you are only picking one. This is a no-additional cost signature interior option only available in the Coupe.
The single disadvantage is that it is not available with the Crystal Red Tintcoat exterior.
Wood Trim Package $600: This adds Midnight Sapele Wood trim pieces to the interior on instrument panel, center console, and door. They do look terrific.
Recaro Performance Seats – $3,400: Recaro with heated/ventilated sport performance driver and front passenger seats. This is the only way to get ventilated seats in the CTS-V. These are terrific seats; I loved them when I tried out a CTS-V Sedan with them. They seem to be a matter of taste, so please test drive a car with them prior to ordering.
You also have to order the Recaro Performance Seats if you want the Sueded Steering wheel and shift knob, a $300 option. These give a different feel/texture to the steering wheel and additional control for high dynamic driving.
Wheels, polished (instead of standard painted) $800. These will really make your V Coupe ‘pop’. Skip if you plan to add aftermarket wheels of course.
Sunroof $700. Adds some weight, but also adds some fun. The V has way more than enough HP not to worry about the ~100 lbs weight addition.
I think the Saffron interior is the must have, because it is a ‘signature’ interior. I would really love the Crystal Red Tintcoat however, so may be willing to fore-go the saffron for red.
The Recaro Seats and Midnight Sapele wood accents are worth the money, if you have the money. I know the polished wheels seem expensive, but they will make your V stand out among others; once consideration of course is that they are easy to add later.
Certainly the base V is already a supercar with no options added, so no worries if you are stretching to get into the V and don’t want to add any extras.