Cadillac has released new information and official photos of the new ATS-V sedan and coupe, the sport created to challenge the rival German domination of the segment. Prices In the United States, the ATS-V will be offered starting at $ 61,460 (about € 56,500 at current exchange rates), a price very close to that of the BMW M3, compared to which it offers, however, a more comprehensive standard equipment.
Features. Leveraging the frame of ATS Sharing 50:50 mass and enhanced by rear-wheel drive and the aluminum suspension Cadillac wanted to create a model worthy of the letters “V” that has come to mark the sportier versions. The heart of this transformation is the new 3.6 V6 twin turbo 455 hp and 603 Nm of torque, while the structure can count on the braking system with Brembo front discs 370 mm, suspension Magnetic Ride Control and Performance Traction Management with electronically controlled limited slip differential. The changes to the chassis and suspension anchorage points have led to an increase of 25% the structural rigidity, a crucial fact for steering precision. Eight-speed automatic transmission with converter (the same as the Corvette Z06) may be preferred to the classic six-speed manual, which includes the Launch Control, the automatic double-declutching in climbing (Active Rev Matching) and a novel function for up to report without taking gas to maintain pressure in the turbochargers.
Sports packages. Sports enthusiasts will be offered to customers for both the sedan for both the coupe some accessories designed to further enhance the performance and make it even more fascinating driving experience. The Track Pack, in fact, includes the aerodynamic oversized carbon fiber and the telemetry system Performance Data Recorder, but there are also other variants for forged alloy wheels paired with Michelin tires developed specifically for this application. The performance of the new Cadillac ATS-V compare favorably: 60 mph from a standstill (96 km / h) are achieved in 3.9 seconds while top speed is 185 mph, equivalent to 296 km / h.