Cadillac has invited us all to take a trip beyond the veil to see what the Cadillac ATS-V.R is made of (literally). And we here at GM Authority were all more than happy to oblige.
The brand has released the video below, which depicts a time-lapsed bottom-to-top build of the race car, wind tunnel testing, and general hype-building material. But boy is it effective.
We already know that the ATS-V.R will, of course, replace the CTS-V.R as a Cadillac FIA GT3-spec race car. We know that it will produce up to 600 horsepower, thanks to larger turbos, intercoolers, and other goodies. And we know that it has an exclusive rear-mounted transaxle to shift weight distribution rearward.
Yet despite what we already know about the car, we positively can’t wait to see it in the flesh at the LA Auto Show next week alongside the ATS-V Coupe. Photographs of the original Cadillac ATS sedan at its original launch prior to the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, failed to do justice to the subtle nuance and petite beauty of the car. Likewise, despite having plenty of pics of the ATS-V.R, we’re anticipating that nothing will truly be able to convey the presence of the ATS-V.R — like the immense presence of the widened fenders and front splitter, nor the functional aggression of the rear wing and rear diffuser — like a firsthand gaze.
We’ll tell you all about it next week. For now, watch: