Next year, Cadillac Racing is expected to don new vehicles, and replace the CTS-V.R Coupes with GT3-spec ATS-V.R Coupes in the Pirelli World Challenge racing series. But what you see above you is not the racecar. At the same time, what you see above you is not somebody’s pipe-dream photo shop experiment.
It’s an upcoming project currently in the works by Rëth Cadillac (formally known as Revolution Styling), and it’s dubbed the ATS/R. The body kit was developed in conjunction with Pfadt Race Engineering (which unfortunately closed its doors a few months ago), and it will be available for purchase for 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupes soon.
Shown above with a Black Diamond exterior with bronze wheels , the ATS/R aims to replicate the looks of an official GT car, and freak out BMW owners at traffic lights at the same time. This particular ATS/R is going to be equipped with all-wheel-drive and a 3.6L V6.
Now, now, there will be powertrain upgrades to go with the looks, too. These plans include a supercharger option for the V6 and E85 fuel tune, while the 2.0L turbo engine could be garnished with a water/meth injection tune from Banks Power, a downpipe, and exhaust upgrade. But really, everyone just wants to see a Small Block V8 thrown in there. Lastly, the wide wheels are wrapped in Pirelli rubber.
The cost for the ATS/R body kit, wheel and tire package is expected to be around $74,000, and will maintain a full General Motors warranty.
Rëth hopes to have a prototype ready for SEMA 2014, which is happening at the beginning of November. It’s a tight window, but we’re rooting for them.