Nothing can beat the caliber of Cadillac’s V-Series lineup and now it has a new addition, the high-performance ATS-V. Cadillac unveiled this brand new V-Series model at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
This is the first of five new V-Series models that Cadillac plans to introduce by 2020.
At the unveiling, Cadillac president, Johan de Nysschen, said, “You are participating in the shaping of history. You are witnessing the next chapter in the long history of this storied brand, and you’re witnessing a 112-year-old carmaker taking the bold step of reinventing itself.”
The ATS-V will be powered by a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V-6—a first for the V-Series lineup. It will also feature other performance and design enhancements to make it a true track-worthy car. It will have a top speed of 189 mph and will reach 60 mph in a mere 3.9 seconds.
While the ATS-V shares part of its name with the standard ATS, there aren’t many aspects that are the same. To make the ATS-V more aerodynamic and capable, engineers altered nearly every exterior panel, including the carbon fiber hood, rear spoiler, and fenders.
Production for the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V will begin in the spring of 2015 and we expect it to arrive at DeVoe Cadillac shortly after that. We can’t wait to see this high-performance car in action.