The ATS-V is actually more powerful than we first thought.
The Cadillac ATS-V coupe and sedan need to be homeruns. That much is certain, especially if Cadillac wants to prove to the world that it can build high-performance luxury cars on par with the likes of BMW’s M Division. So we’ve already seen the full reveal of the all-new ATS-V. We were impressed, especially by its 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 pumping out around 455 hp and 445 lb-ft of torque, all of which is sent directly to the rear wheels. And now we’re hearing that GM actually underestimated that output.
According to GM, that output has now been certified at 464 hp. This isn’t a rumor. Cadillac has confirmed this. The vehicle’s torque rating is unchanged, as is the estimated 3.9-second 0-60 mph time. However, the previously estimated 185 mph top speed has been revised; the ATS-V coupe equipped with the aero kit can do 189 mph. Also for the record, Cadillac didn’t equip the car with a top speed limiter, something the Germans regularly do at 155 mph.