Cadillac has finally delivered the goods on the new ATS-V, and boy are the numbers impressive. This thing is going to be quick. How quick? How about a lightning quick 3.9 second sprint from a dead stop all the way up to 60 miles per hour. Keep your foot on the floor and this thing will take you all the way up to 185.
All of this power is generated by a twin-turbo 3.6 liter V6 that is capable of generating 455 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque, and will be available with either a proper 6 speed manual that has Active Rev Match that is likely borrowed from the Corvette, or the 8 speed auto that is also probably on loan from Stingray.
The weight stays down due to a standard carbon hood, and speaking of the body, the chassis is stiffer by about 25% due to lots of triangulation, gusseting and a v-brace around the engine. 4 bits of trick engineering that were developed for the C7 Stingray will be the 3rd gen Magnetic Ride Control. At each corner will sit some ooey gooey goodness that is Michelin Pilot Super Sports wrapped around 18 or 19-inch forged alloys. Within those hoops will be the industry standard when it comes to performance stopping power: Brembo. I don't think that anything else need be said after that when it comes to braking power. They will be pinching 14.5 inches of disc up front and 13.3 inches in the rear.
You can get a Carbon Fiber pack that will get you a wing, splitter, and some snazzy vents here and there. If you are looking for out and out performance, check the Track Package box to get yourself the Stingray's PDR (Performance Data Recorder), a lighter battery, no floor mats, and ditching the tire inflator to round out the weight loss to drop a total of 30 pounds. Recaro has been commissioned to keep you and one passenger in your place while pulling G's. There will obviously be many multimedia doodads because 2016.
Sales start in the Spring, but no one knows how much all of this performance will run you just yet.
I’ve talked to you a couple times about my projects with the LF4 ATS-V engine.
Does anyone make a lightweight alternative to the 60lb dual clutch/flywheel combo that comes on the ATS-V?