The 2016 Cadillac ATS V coupe photos leaked right after yesterday’s video teaser that was full of smoke ” Literally ” teasing us ever so lightly and then Dropping the bomb on us.
But what about the engine that is going to power this lovely beast of a coupe? Are we going to see Cadillac’s twin turbocharged 3.6 Litre V6 seen in the CTS and the XTS V Sport. Cadillac says we will indeed see this engine, but with 450 horse-power and 445 lb-ft of torque instead of 420 horse-power and 430 lb-ft of torque seen in the earlier models mentioned.
Performance figures like 450 hp and 445 lb-ft of torque with an estimated 3,600 lbs curb weight only indicate that the 2016 Cadillac ATS V coupe is aiming for big game, mainly in the form of M3’s, M4’s and 63″s for launch and dinner. The only difference is, the 2016 Cadillac ATS V coupe sounds, looks, and is more powerful than the current lot of German sports coupes.
A very interesting fact would be the availability of a six speed manual. While the 2016 Cadillac ATS V coupe comes in rear wheel drive, it can be selected with either the 8-speed Automatic or the 6-speed manual. Also for 2016, the ATS-V will be enhanced with stiffer suspension components and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and larger brakes.