Cadillac’s 2016 ATS-V performance Coupe has been revealed this week, with both pictures and details emerging online.
Due to be officially unveiled at this month’s LA Auto Show, the new Caddy Coupe will reportedly feature a 3.6 litre twin-turbocharged petrol V6 producing 336kW and 603Nm.
That’s 97kW and 230Nm more than the 3.6 litre V6 found in the ‘regular’ ATS Coupe, and 134kW/203Nm more than the 2.0 litre four-cylinder unit.
While the ATS Coupe offers a manual transmission only with the four-cylinder engine, the ATS-V is expected to be offered with both six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmission options.
Performance mods are believed to include twin water-to-air intercoolers, a radiator for cooling the gearbox and differential, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres and stiffer suspension.
Titanium has been used in both the engine connecting rods and the turbocharger’s turbines, helping keep the Caddy’s overall weight down to 1638kg.
Over the ‘standard’ ATS Coupe - unveiled at this year’s Detroit Auto Show - the ATS-V features more aggressive front styling complete with bonnet-bulge and a criss-cross grille design.
The go-fast version also gets black alloys, ‘V’ badging, two-tone leather seats and four tail pipes in place of the regular model’s twin set-up.
The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe is due to be revealed at the LA Auto Show - stay tuned to TMR for more.
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