High in the Taihang mountains in China is the Guoliang tunnel — a hand-dug tunnel that’s not paved in any way, shape or form. With its plethora of dips, turns, and bumps, the tunnel makes a perfect environment for a demonstration of the Cadillac ATS‘ Magnetic Ride Control (MRC) — an adaptive shock absorber that makes things “cushiony” when they need to be and very stiff in then case that you need a hard suspension setup.
The challenge, for this fourth and final installment of the Cadillac ATS vs. The World launch campaign, is to race up and down the mountain in under 3 minutes. The tunnel is clear — and here’s how the rock-solid ATS performs on an equally rock-solid road:
All in all, the ATS and its two pilots, travelled 1.5 miles in 2 minutes and 32 seconds at the towering altitude of 3,094.49 ft. One bad move, and the car — as well as its occupants — are in for a beating.