LA Auto Show 2014: Cadillac

Photography by: ©2014 Toni Avery

The Cadillac V-Series has been a staple of power since its inception in 2004. Many iterations have hit showroom floors and garages since then including the CTS-V Coupe, Sedan and even the ultra cool CTS-V Wagon. An even newer addition is joining the V heritage and that is the 2016 ATS-V available in either sedan or coupe form.

This first-ever ATS-V isn’t the only new kid on the block, rather its 3.6 L V6 revving heart: a twin-turbocharged engine. This first-ever in the V-Series is rated at an estimated 455 HP and 445 lb-ft of torque racing from 0-60 MPH in just 3.9 seconds with a top speed of more than 185 MPH. And it just keeps getting better; all this is backed by a six-speed manual trans! This transmission is equipped with Active Rev Match, no-lift shifting and launch control. Or you could opt for the eight-speed auto also featuring launch control in addition to Performance Algorithm Shift.

No matter which you choose, you’re stepping into a very capable track machine. Making Cadillac’s case even more evident are these additional features: Brembo high-performance brakes, Magnetic Ride Control, various drive modes including Track, an available downforce-generation track aerodynamics package and functional exterior drivetrain and powertrain cooling and so much more.

With the ATS-V hitting showrooms next spring this thing is sure to sell like twin-turbocharged hotcakes. Until then, enjoy some photos and a couple videos of the car.

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