The standard Cadillac ATS is hardly a car we think of when it comes time to dip into the aftermarket, but that hasn’t stopped the Hoonigan crew from going to town. Specifically, Brad, one of the crew’s hoonigans, has detailed how he hopped up the small Cadillac sedan into something of a performance car.
The ATS is treated to an AFE intake, Magnaflow exhaust, Eibach springs and an E85 kit. Weld Racing wheels are installed for good measure, too. The majority of the video shows our host Brad installing the parts after other figures have apparently challenged him to race the regular ol’ street car. After the few minor performance modifications and the lowering springs, not only does the ATS look good in a tasteful manner, it sounds good, too.
In the future, the Cadillac will head to the dyno to dial in the upgrades and the E85 kit. The goal for stage one is to make 350 horsepower at the wheels, which is no small number to daily drive. However, at the end of the project, Brad’s ATS will make around 500 hp at the wheels. Recall how light the ATS is on its dainty Alpha platform, and this will be one hell of a sleeper vehicle.
The video shows it’s not impossible to turn any rather ordinary vehicle into something of a performance car. The modifications done here aren’t anything crazy, either. Check out the full video right up above.