Production of the Cadillac ATS-V ended way back in December of 2018, bringing an end to a four-year production run for Cadillac’s first true answer to other compact performance cars like the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63.
As our sister site Cadillac Society reports, the final Cadillac ATS-V to roll off the production line was an ATS-V Coupe Pedestal Edition finished in Zeus Bronze. General Motors built just 300 examples of the ATS-V Pedestal Edition, with all of those cars including the following equipment as standard:
- (Y91) Luxury Package
- (CFZ) Carbon Fiber Package
- Body-color, non-illuminated door handles
- (W2E) Recaro performance seats
- (UQT) Performance data and video recorder
- Gloss Black DLO (day light opening) moldings
- (TSA) Black chrome surround grille
- (R8O) 18-inch After Midnight painted alloy wheels
- (J6F) Red Brembo brake calipers
It’s worth noting that 300 examples of the CTS-V Pedestal Edition were also built, which like its ATS-V counterpart, came very generously equipped. At the time of their debut, Cadillac said the Pedestal Edition ATS-V and CTS-V served as “a grand farewell to the third generation of ultra-high-performance V-Series models,” and were named “in tribute to Cadillac V-Series’ time spent at the pinnacle of luxury high-performance.”
The only engine Cadillac ever offered in the ATS-V was its twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter LF4 V6, which was good for 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. Power was sent to the rear wheels via a standard six-speed manual transmission, while an eight-speed automatic was offered as an option. Cadillac claimed the compact performance car could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and top out at a supercar-rivaling 189 mph.
While the Cadillac ATS-V went out of production way back in December of last year, the standard ATS Coupe kept rolling off the production line at GM’s Lansing Grand River plant until July of this year. The final ATS Coupe produced was finished in Silver Ice Metallic.
The Cadillac ATS-V will be indirectly replaced by the upcoming Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing. The CT5 is slightly larger than the ATS-V while the CT4 is about the same size, as per Cadillac’s new strategy for passenger vehicles. The CTS-V, meanwhile, is indirectly replaced by the CT5-V Blackwing and the larger CT6-V.
Source: Cadillac Society