The 2016 ATS-V Coupe and Sedan just made a wild, tail-out dynamic debut at the Circuit of the Americas racetrack! The performance of the new ATS-V twins are nothing short of astounding — 464 twin-turbocharged horsepower delivers sprint times to 60-mph of just 3.8-seconds.
For a rear-drive machine, anything below 4.0-seconds proves that a car is a true beast. This is because lost time on the rollout must be made up later in the sprint. The ATS-V definetly has power to spare, and will even be offered with a manual transmission or paddle-shifted eight-speed automatic.
There is cool tech for both transmissions, but especially the manual. This box introduces ‘No Lift Shifts’ for sprint runs, plus Active Rev Matching on downshifts. Performance Traction Management is also in the fold, offering true track thrills without fully disabling the system. But disable you can — this is an important distinction over the Lexus RC-F, which appears to require a pulled fuse to completely kill its ESP.
Overall, the whole GM performance arsenal is coming to the ATS-V — including standard MR3 shocks, Brembo brakes and a massive engine cooling package. Even the Corvette’s super-cool Performance Data Recorder system is built into the ATS-V.
This bumper-mounted HD camera pairs with GPS and vehicle dynamic data to create full, annotated lap videos that are stored in a dash-mounted SD car. Super cool.
The ATS-V sedan bases from $62,500, while the ATS-V Coupe carries a $64,700 base price. Check out the latest track photos below — plus all the interior, exterior and wheel choices near the middle of this page.
2016 Cadillac ATS-V