Tomorrow starts the press preview of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, where Cadillac will reveal the 2016 ATS-V Coupe to the hordes of auto industry insiders who are in downtown LA (though it’s already been leaked regardless). In anticipation, Cadillac has released an official video below showing the ATS-V in a 0-138-0 sprint.
We already know that the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and ATS-V Sedan will be powered by Cadillac’s 3.6L twin-turbo V6 that is similar to the CTS Vsport and XTS Vsport. Output is conservatively estimated to be 450 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque with help from Pankl Racing Systems titanium connecting rods, two water-to-air intercoolers and, of course, twin titanium-turbine turbochargers. A six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission with paddles will handle the shifting chores, with both gearboxes having a no-lift shift feature.
As would be expected, the ATS’s Alpha underpinnings have beefier suspension components that improve roll stiffness by 50 percent. For the well-heeled racing or muscle car fan, the optional track pack includes a front splitter, side skirts, and a steeply-raked rear spoiler, all of which produces 100 pounds of downforce at 150 mph. Finishing the package are (naturally) upgraded brakes, a locking electronic rear differential, and standard Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
Tipping the scales at around 3,600 pounds, the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe weighs “just right” in comparison to its competitors. And the performance? Timing the Cadillac in the below video gives a rough 0-60 run in under four seconds.
GM Authority will fill you in on the rest of the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe once it is revealed in Los Angeles.