Cadillac has officially begun offering a new high-performance brake upgrade package on the 2016 ATS Sedan. First discovered by GM Authority months ago, the $1,945 option is called V-Sport Red Brake Caliper, Slotted Rotor and Pad Upgrade Package, the $1,945 option is “designed to enhance brake performance under high performance or track driving conditions”, according to Cadillac.
The system replaces the stock rotors, calipers and brake pads of the ATS brake system with slotted rotors and red calipers that offer “greater resistance to warping and taper wear, reduced operating temperatures in track operating conditions, and increased fade resistance compared to the standard rotors of the ATS.”
At the time of this writing, Cadillac doesn’t offer the V-Sport brake package as a Cadillac accessory, though we expect this to change in the near future.
In addition, the V-Sport brake package is offered alongside the existing slotted brake rotor and pad upgrade package for the ATS. The existing package is priced at $1,190 and has an identical description as the V-Sport package, only without the red brake calipers.
The GM Authority Take
To us, the more performance options and accessories Cadillac offers, the merrier. Especially on something as dynamic as the ATS. We expect this package to make its way to the ATS Coupe as well as become as an official Cadillac accessory shortly.
That said, here’s to hoping that this V-Sport brake package is just one of the items in store for the much-anticipated ATS V-Sport model.