Cadillac plans hotter ATS-V image

The North American based automaker Cadillac is currently on the lookout of developing a hotter version of the recently unveiled ATS-V.

Cadillac is getting ready to come out with an even more extreme version of the ATS-V, in the near future, but this still remains to be confirmed. According to a recent report signed by the guys from Car and Driver, who are quoting chief engineer Dave Leone, this model is currently being considered by Cadillac and another source is stating that it might hit the market sometimes in 2017, probably as a 2018 model year. Our source is hinting towards the AMG Black Series from Mercedes-Benz, the M3 GTS made by BMW and the XKR-S GT, signed by Jaguar.

The Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and ATS-V Sedan have been officially unveiled a few months back and they are both coming with an aerodynamic body kit, with a ventilated carbon fiber hood, new side skirts, a front splitter, large air intakes, prominent rear spoiler and so on. The models are also bringing the 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, with a four-tailpipe exhaust system and several other goodies. Power is being provided by the 3.6 liter twin turbo V6 engine, which is capable of producing a total output of 455 HP (339 kW) and 603 Nm (445 lb-ft) of torque, connected to either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission. The ATS-V Sedan has a base starting price of 62,000 USD, without the 950 USD destination charge, while the ATS-V Coupe is more expensive, coming in at 63,660 USD.