An interpreter luxury dual purpose. This phrase has been appointed to introduce the new Cadillac ATS-V in both sedan variant and coupe variant, in this LA Auto Show. Officially BMW M4, BMW M3, Audi RS5 and company already have a new rival, a new competitor comes up for anything with an aggressive aesthetic accompanied by a powerful engine that yields the not inconsiderable figure of 455 horses.
It is true that we could see them ahead of time and for almost all angles in a leak, but it’s hard to get tired of his aggressive and somewhat tacky silhouette. The front grille is dominated by a dimension greater than the standard model, as well as new air intakes to cool both the drive and the brake system. It is impossible not to notice the carbon fiber hood and air inlet that resides there.
Cadillac ATS-V, 455 horses presented in Los Angeles
The side is marked by new heel working together with a gorgeous 18-inch wheels that fit a Michelin Pilot Super Sport to give the car a really sporty look. The rear is also threatening, with a prominent rear spoiler and quad exhaust pipes sufficiently close to that used by a German sports coupe. Cut straight lines help visually expand the width.
But we learned after the presentation of Cadillac ATS-V coupe and sedan that future customers can choose between two optional packages if you find little sporty number. The carbon fiber package includes a carbon fiber diffuser, the air intake hood carbon fiber and a front splitter also made of an exotic material. But if you want to improve on the track, your package is optional Track package includes all the above plus a lighter battery and a data recorder performance.
If we open the door to get into the cabin, we see that this is not as aggressive as the outside of the Yankee model. Certain elements in carbon fiber and a table of specific instruments with graphics of the V series you will know that there is much hidden potential. If customers wish, they may take turns “tied” to one signed by Recaro sport seats with leather and microfibre cloth.
And at this point, what lies under the hood? Cadillac ATS-V uses a 3.6-liter V6 block engine that pays supercharging with 603 horses and 455 Nm of torque. All this power can be delivered to the rear wheels via a manual six-speed gearbox with Active MaTch Rev, which is nothing other than the auto-tip heel, or by automatic gearbox 8-speed with paddles behind steering wheel for operation in manual mode.
Yet know important details, but the Cadillac ATS-V Coupe is capable of eating the zero to sixty in 4.9 seconds and continues to accelerate to as much as 297 km / h. To ensure good performance in area curves has installed electronic limited slip differential, Magnetic Ride Control suspension and a set of high-performance brakes Brembo signed by the specialist. The ATS-V in both sedan and coupe version, will be released next spring.