Pfadt Race Engineering is laying claim to the fastest Cadillac ATS with a four cylinder at the moment, after impressively running a trap speed of 162.5 miles per hour during the Texas Mile that recently concluded.
To put it in perspective, the ATS 2.0T was seventh in the overall four-cylinder category, behind a pair of Subarus, two Mitsubishis, a Saab and Plymouth Neon, according to AutoWeek. 162.5 mph was also fast enough to land the spritely ATS in between a stock 556-horsepower 2012 Cadillac CTS-V sedan and a 2007 Mercedes E63 AMG sedan overall.
The Pfadt Race Engineering team say that the ATS features 450 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, thanks to an upgraded the turbo, intercooler, and exhaust system. The suspension was also modified. It may not officially be an ATS-V, but the performance numbers don’t lie — this car is quick.