Less than a day after Cadillac released an exciting teaser video of the upcoming 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe, official details and images about the car have leaked online. The new ATS-V Coupe will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2014 next week.
Beneath the skin, the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V will use the long-rumoured 3.6-litre twin-turbocharged V6 currently employed by the CTS Vsport. However, Cadillac’s engineers have managed to extract more power and torque resulting in 450 hp and 445 lb-ft. This extra power has been achieved thanks to new titanium connecting rods, titanium turbocharger turbines, two water-to-air intercoolers as well as a new radiator dedicated to the transmission and electronically locking differential.
All of this power is sent through the rear wheels via either a six-speed manual transmission or a single clutch eight-speed automatic ‘box. To handle the power and torque and to deliver the power to the ground, sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres will come standard. When combined with a weight of around 1600 kg, the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe promises to be very evenly matched to the 425 BMW M4 Coupe and the 469 hp Mercedes-AMG C63.
As for the looks, everything is as expected following spyshots of a completely camouflaged prototype last week. When compared to the existing ATS, the ATS-V Coupe sees a blacked out front grille, a more aggressive front bumper with different air intakes as well as a new bonnet with a power dome and air extractors. Elsewhere, new side skirts have been fitted alongside lightweight sports wheels hiding beefed up brakes.
At the rear, the car includes a large bootlid lip spoiler as well as traditional quad tailpipes for a V branded Cadillac model.
Be sure to stay tuned to GTspirit in the coming days for more about the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe.