SPOTTED: ATS-V Coupe Uncovered (!)

001ATSVCoupe-54265538-smFINALLY! The cover has been lifted off of the ATS-V coupe, as it is now in the final development stages, and boy, is it a looker!

The example we see here was spotted by an eagle-eyed photographer at an undisclosed location, and we now know what the final product will look like. That Buick-ish grille that we’ve been seeing for the last year or so is gone, too, and as it turned out, was nothing more than a decoy to throw all of the Caddy fans for a loop. Unless, it was a Buick we were seeing… GN, anybody?

Road & Track just broke the story a few minutes ago, and given your author’s (and GM EFI as a whole) infatuation with Cadillac’s line of V-series cars, hopefully they will understand us sharing their story.

According to the rumor mill, the baby Caddy is packing the same twin-turbo V6 mill as found in the CTS VSport (not the actual full-tilt V). Although rated at 420 hp in the midsize, midlevel sport sedan, we can’t help but wonder (and hope) that the ATS-V will feature a pumped-up version of that engine – hopefully in the ballpark of 450 hp, or so.

Remember this is the smaller, lightweight, baby ATS, and with 450 tune-happy horsepower and the blip of the throttle, it should make for one series machine. Throw in the apparent and obligatory massive Brembo brakes, Nurburgring-tuned suspension, and a low restriction exhaust system (equipped with quad tips, apparently), and you’ll have yourself a wicked time pretty much anywhere you go!


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