Cadillac has been out at the Nurburgring all week testing the next-generation CTS-V and the new ATS-V sports sedans. Coincidentally, General Motors’ crosstown rivals from Dearborn, Ford, have been at the Nuburgring putting their Mustang GT350R prototype through its paces recently too.
Naturally, the two future American performance machines ran into each other at the track and chased each other around the 12.9-mile Nordschleife. The GT350R is rumored to be the track-focused version of the 2015 Mustang, similar to the now discontinued Boss 302. It will have more aggressive aerodynamics, stickier rubber and a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter Coyote V8 producing up to 550 horsepower, according to Car and Driver. The ATS-V was in good company, then.
We’re immensely curious if the ATS-V was able to keep up with or pass the ‘Stang on the Nurburgring. Which of these cars set the faster lap time may be revealed when the production versions are shown to the public, which for both models could be at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.