Revealed: Meet the 450hp Cadillac ATS-V

 Cadillac unveils new, high-performance ATS-V prior to LA Auto Show

The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe.


The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe.

If leaked photos are to be believed, the vehicle in these images is the long-speculated, much-rumoured
Cadillac ATS-V.

If the rumours are true, the new, high-potency ATS model will be powered by twin-turbocharged 3.6L V6 (as found in the CTS Vsport) producing an incredible 450hp and 445lb-ft of torque.

Similar to the Corvette Stingray
, the new ATS-V will also be available with a choice of two transmission: a traditional six-speed manual or GM’s new eight-speed automatic.

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From our eyes the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V looks menacing from any angle.

The new ATS-V features a re-sculpted exterior with heaps of black trim, a black mesh grill, a large hood scoop, bigger wheels, bigger brakes and a revised interior.

Looking to dial your ATS-V up to 11? Reports indicate Cadillac will also offer an optional package that includes a different front splitter, side skirts, and a rear spoiler to produce downforce at high speeds.

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The ATS-V features a revised interior (featuring, what appears to be, carbon fibre trim)

Cadillac promises the ATS-V will be be one of the fastest, nimblest, lightest, and best-handling cars in its class.

We’ll have the full scoop for you once ATS-V is publicly revealed at the 2014 LA Auto Show in a few weeks.

Stay tuned for more!

A revised rear bumper, now with quad exhausts, hints at what lies beneath.


A revised rear bumper, now with quad exhausts, hints at what lies beneath.

Check out the chart below to see how the ATS-V compares against some of its competition:

2016 Cadillac ATS-V
Engine: Twin-turbo 3.6L V6 
Power: 450hp /445lb-ft of torque 
Transmission: 6-speed manual or new 8-speed automatic
Weight: 3,600lbs

2015 BMW M4/M3:
Engine: Twin-turbo 3.0L inline six-cylinder
Power: 425hp / 406lb-ft of torque
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Weight: 3,595lbs

2016 Mercedes-AMG C63
Engine: Twin-turbo 4.0L V8

Power: 469hp / 479lb-ft of torque (‘S’ model: 503hp/516lb-ft of torque)
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch
Weight: 3,615lbs/3,648lbs ‘S’ model

Nov 13rd, 2014