Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cadillac ATS-V?

Seems that now, Cadillac does offer a new "Vsport" model in the 2014 XTS and the new CTS.
Which is not a proper "V" model, since it doesn't come with a V8, but the new V6 turbo instead.

So this picture might be an ATS Vsport. Who knows.

I am actually not sure why they would even offer a big V8 in the ATS. Since the new V6 Turbo is already producing over 400hp.


Anonymous said...

oh awesome. Knew they wouldnt be able to resist. Acura looks so pathetic by comparison.

Anonymous said...

Vsport, F Sport, M line, S line, AMG tuned.....half way versions. Why?

- FusioptimaSX

6-speed said...

I want to like the ATS, but that horrible interior. It feels like the interior was designed by Mattel. GM, go study interiors more please. A serious car, like the ATS should have an intetior to match.

tvish said...

The Corvette LT1 V8 (450hp/450lbft) and the 3.6L TT (420hp/430lbft) weight almost the same (about 465lbs). For reference, the BMW 4.4L V8 produces 400hp/450lbft with a mass of 503lbs.

But the LT1 V8 is a track proven engine with a lower center of gravity, due to a dry sump design, as well as just the plain fact that a push rod motor has camshafts placed lower which pushes the weight all the way to the floor. Further I believe it packages smaller in overall dimensions then the V6 TT. Might make a better fit in an ATS-V.

The marketing view may be to match the germans and produce the Twin turbo DOHC, to look modern. But the more I think about it, the LT1 might be the serious choice, with American flavor, and the difference in character needed in a crowded field of German brands.