Cadillac unveils V-series versions of the ATS sedan and coupe
General Motors released the first details about its upcoming 2016 Cadillac ATS-V yesterday ahead of the car’s official debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Now, the latest model to don Cadillac’s high-performance V-series moniker has been officially unveiled, and the car’s full specs are even more impressive than initial rumors suggested.
“Cadillac’s V-Series is the best example of Cadillac’s emerging product substance, and the purest expression of the passion at the core of the brand,” Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen said in a statement, as quoted by Automotive News.
The ATS-V is slightly more powerful than was expected, with 455 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque pumping out of the twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6. Cadillac claims that the model can hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 185 mph, according to The Detroit Free Press.
The car’s heavily revised suspension and braking systems suggest that the car will excel at more than just driving in a straight line. The car has about 25% more stiffness compared to other ATS models thanks to the extra bracing in the chassis. Not to mention a plethora of suspension upgrades front and rear, including third-generation Magnetic Ride Control dampers.