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!

SEE ALSO: Cadillac ATS-V is now 464HP SEA-Certified 

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.

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Source: Cadillac