What’s got two thumbs and wishes it could pilot the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe down the strip? The entire human population, hopeflly. With a 464 hp LF4 twin-turbo six that pumps out 445 pound-feet of torque, launching you from 0 – 60 in just 3.9 seconds, we couldn’t begin to imagine why anyone would pass on the opportunity. In this video, Roman of TFLcar is giving us a glimpse of the fantasy by sharing his ATS-V dragstrip experience with us – so let’s embrace it, shall we?
The setting is the mile high Bandimere Speedway, and from the looks of it there’s some serious competition – right away we see a Dodge SRT Hellcat and a Tesla Model S P85D. His first bout is against a Honda S2000 – a killer in the curves, but a weak performer at the strip. The Honda has a quicker reaction time by about half a second, but the power discrepancy has the ATS-V Coupe leading the way in no time, and finishing with a 13.969 at 105.46 miles per hour – looks like Roman needed the helmet after all. The S2000 ended up running a 16.528 at 88.47 miles per hours – we’re sure it was still fun, just way less fun than being in the Cadillac.
That Tesla we mentioned ran a time of 12 seconds at around 107 miles per hour. We won’t spoil anymore of the video for you, though – as it’s one worth watching.