2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Rendered

The upcoming 2016 Cadillac ATS-V has been spied testing at the Nurburgring on numerous occasions recently both in coupe and sedan specification. Now X-Tomi Design has decided to speculatively render how the BMW M4 Coupe rivalling Cadillac could look.

From a visual standpoint, we can immediately see that the grille used on the prototypes has been ditched in favour of a more classy chrome edged one more in the style of Cadillac. Elsewhere, super-low suspension has been fitted with the front bumper also being noticeably more aggressive than the current ATS models.

According to reports, the car will receive a twin-turbocharged V6 engine displacing 3.6-liters from Cadillac and delivering a total of 425 hp. Mated to this engine is expected to be a seven-speed manual transmission available as an option. Alternatively, an eight-speed automatic transmission is expected. Further down the road, a brand new dual-clutch transmission could arrive early next year.

From a visual standpoint, the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe will have quite an aggressive appearance but won’t be as in-your-face as the impending new CTS-V. Prototypes have featured similar albeit smaller vertical slats on the front grille as well as flared arches and a new front bumper. An upgraded braking system will also come standard.

Further down the road, there’s a suggestion that Cadillac is planning an even more potent model set to be dubbed the Cadillac ATS-V+. This even more performance biased variant is set to receive a powerful V8 engine and could hit the market by around 2017. While the launch of such a car is so far away, it is speculated that it could receive the 625 hp 6.2-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine from the recently launched 2015 Corvette Z06.

[Via X-Tomi Design]


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