Cadillac is launching exclusive ATS-V+ version of the powerful model! That's great news, isn't it? The "plus" car will be powered by Camaro Z/28 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine, which means only one thing: extreme power and acceleration with a blink of an eye.
If the unit under the hood of the ATS-V+ isn't updated or changed in some way, it will be pumping out 505 horsepower (371 kW) and 652 Nm (481 lb-ft) of maximum torque, which is far better when one compares it to the standard unit of the model.
Speaking of which, it generates 464 horses (364kW) and 601 Nm (444 lb-ft) of torque. Even with 41 hp the car is still capable of covering the 0-60 performance in 3.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 189 mph! Just imagine what it will do with the 7.0 liter V8!
In addition, Cadillac also revealed that the new unit will be mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission, but will also have the option of Corvette's seven-speed manual. There are some rumors of a dual-clutch transmission that will appear at a later time.
All in all, the model is luxurious, multi-purpose and trustworthy. Due to the new Twin Turbo engine and the V8, the ATS-V has been redesigned and now features entirely new chassis and suspension. The other upgrades are regarding the Brembo high-performance brake system, third-gen Magnetic Ride Control with enhanced damping response, selectable driver modes for sport-based track.
The start of the production of the ATS-V range has already begun. First coupes and sedans will be available later this year.