Cadillac ATS-V Coupe, Cadillac shines finally as it has the power and the chassis

2015-04-30 11:37:57
Cadillac ATS-V Coupe, Cadillac shines finally as it has the power and the chassis
Cadillac ATS-V Coupe, Cadillac shines finally as it has the power and the chassis

If you want to what is trendy and what is good then you should know about the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V producing 464 horses and a potential challenger to the BMW which has encompassed everything that the Cadillac has been running for in the past decade. This new package of Cadillac has everything a customer want in style, performance and driving experience.


The ATS-V is the  off- spring of a team of engineers who has speed written in their genes and you will find some of them racing the Chevrolet Camaros of third and fourth generation against each other in local competitions. The program manager Tony Roma has been with Chevy and it reflects largely on the ATS-V in terms of parts and tricks as they have been borrowed from Camaro and Corvette. The parts in clued a limited-slip differential which is electronically controlled, the Performance Traction Management system and the magnetorheological dampers.

 The ATS-V offers three driving modes in Tour, Sport and Track which polish the steering calibration, damper behavior and throttle mapping. The coupe also possesses more stability control settings than the number of cylinder it has in its engine. The six-speed manual has been assisted by launch control, rev-matching logic and no-lift shift to compete against automatic transmissions. In spite of the electronic calibrations the ATS-V offers a standout impression that is loud and clear. The car has the virtues of instant turn-in, palpable steering feel and balanced cornering against the electronic machinations.

Performance aids in the coupe are there to increase the inherited goodness of the vehicle than to balance the drawbacks found in most of the torque vectoring systems. Most of the car manufacturers engineer the throttle tip-in to speed up to give a false feeling of quick moving in sport mode, but in the Caddy you find that it has been slowed for the track setting so that the modulation is easily effected.  In comparison to the traditional adaptive shockers the Magnetic Ride Control dampers quickly adjust and with increased bandwidth. The body movement is quelled by just one compression and rebound.

The ATS-V coupe is a two-door rear wheel drive vehicle and it has a front engine layout and a capacity of seating four passengers. The V-6 DOHC 24-valve engine has a displacement of 3564 cc and works with direct injected fuel. The V-6 produces maximum power of 464 horses @5850 rpm and a peak torque of 445 lb-ft @ 3500. A six-speed manual transmission is the only option provided with the coupe.

Wheelbase of the ATS-V is 109.3 inches and the car measures a length of 184.7 inches. The caddy carries a hefty curb weight of 3760 pounds and has a trunk space of 10 cu ft. On the performance side the coupe does the 0-60mph dash in just 4.2 seconds and reaches the 100mph mark in 9.9 seconds. The quarter mile mark from a standing start is done  in 12.6 seconds speeding at 115mph. the ATS-V offers a peak speed of 185mph and makes a braking stop of 154-ft from 70-0. It also offers a road grip of 0.97g on the skidpad. Base price of the coupe is $63,660 and the test car cost $74,450. The fuel economy average is 16/24mpg according to EPA and we observed 20mpg in our driving.

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