The new Cadillac ATS-V dazzles at the 2014 LA Motor Show
Cadillac unveiled the new ATS-V at the 2014 LA Motor Show, which is worthy to be the event’s showstopper. The car packs a powerful punch be it in terms of looks or performance and has everything to make the jaws of the car enthusiasts’ drop in amazement. The new Cadillac ATS-V comes equipped with a heart thumping 3.8 litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine that belts out a max power of 455PS and a peak torque of 603Nm. This V series motor is first in its league to be empowered with a twin turbocharged system, and is also loaded with new technology. The twin turbochargers of the engine features new technology that significantly reduces lag and enhances the cooling system in order to maximize the engine’s performance as well as efficiency. The engine comes paired with a 6 speed manual transmission.
The company has surely made this coupe look exactly the way it performs, and its design exudes power and style from every angle. The car gets a new honeycomb front grille, large lower air intakes and a large gash on the hood to let out all the hot air from the massive V6 engine. This at the first look gives a hint that this car is capable of fiery performance. The hood of the car is made of carbon fibre which is painted to merge well with the rest of the car, and it gets wider fenders to house the wide and massive 19-inch alloy wheels.
Apart from the high-tech motor and the power built structure, the new Cadillac ATS-V also packs in an exclusive differential LSD for full control on the rear wheels and launch control to keep it firmly planted even at incredible speeds and sharp turns. The new Cadillac ATS-V is claimed to reach 100kmph from standstill in just 3.9 seconds, while its limited top speed is 297kmph. The Cadillac ATS-V comes with an advanced traction management system that offers 5 different drive modes which lets you have the flexibility to choose from the efficient eco drive mode to the top race mode whenever you feel like challenging the wind.
However, Cadillac simply has not worked on the looks and power of the new ATS-V, but has also worked deeper and more thoughtfully on the car. While the car has become incredibly powerful, the company has also given it a sturdier revised chassis too, tweaked suspension and revised braking system all of which work together to make the car safer even at insane speeds. The rigidity of the chassis has been increased by a significant 25 percent to make the car stable at high speed, sharp turns and sudden braking. The car now gets the new third generation magnetic ride control suspension that has been recently endowed on the new Mercedes-AMG GT and all these come as standard features. The car also comes with optional package with features and performance. The new Cadillac ATS-V will soon be making its market launch in the US.
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