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#3542294 - 11/19/14 01:52 PM Cadillac's new ATS V-Spec: Hi-Speed Orgasmotron
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Here are some notable quotes from a GM news release about the upcoming ATS-V Spec:

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Cadillac introduced the 2016 ATS-V, expanding the acclaimed ATS product range and elevating the brand’s elite high-performance V-Series to its next generation.

Available in sedan and coupe forms, the first-ever ATS-V will introduce class-leading twin-turbocharged power and a comprehensive suite of design and performance systems when production begins in spring 2015.

Since its inception in 2004, Cadillac’s V-Series has driven remarkable power and performance capability into the brand’s growing luxury car range. Building on the strengths of the award-winning ATS product line, the V-Series adds impressive track capability to what was already the lightest and most agile-driving car in the luxury compact class. The result is a dual-purpose luxury performer – a car with true track capability right from the factory that is also a sophisticated luxury car on the road.

“Cadillac’s V-Series is the best example of Cadillac’s emerging product substance – and the purest expression of the passion at the core of the brand,” said Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac President.

The ATS-V arrives next spring, powered by the first-ever twin-turbocharged engine in a V-Series. Rated at an estimated 455 horsepower (339 kW) and 445 lb-ft of torque (603 Nm), the engine is the segment’s highest-output six-cylinder and enables 0-60 performance in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of more than 185 mph. It is backed by a six-speed manual – with Active Rev Match, no-lift shifting and launch control – or a paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission featuring launch control and Performance Algorithm Shift.

The Cadillac Twin Turbo engine supports comprehensively redesigned chassis, suspension and drivetrain systems developed to make the ATS-V one of the most agile, responsive and confident luxury performance cars on the market. Key performance technologies include:
•Brembo high-performance brake system developed to provide durability, consistency and the capability for track-day performance straight from the factory
•Third-generation Magnetic Ride Control, which delivers 40 percent faster damping response
•Integrated chassis controls that provide balanced performance for touring and the track, including class-exclusive Performance Traction Management
•Structural stiffness increased by 25 percent for higher cornering loads
•Driver-selectable driving modes for touring, sport and track
•Tri-compound tires offering excellent grip with extended tire wear
•Available downforce-generating track aerodynamics package
•Functional exterior design for powertrain and drivetrain cooling, as well as aerodynamic performance
•An interior with high-performance seats and ergonomics focused on the driver’s interfaces with key features for performance driving.

“As the smallest and lightest V-Series ever, the ATS-V forges a great connection with the driver, with exceptional nimbleness and responsiveness,” said David Leone, Cadillac Executive Chief Engineer. “It’s adaptable to the driver’s preferences, with every selectable mode developed to deliver the best performance for all types of driving scenarios, including the track.”

A Performance Data Recorder onboard the ATS-V allows drivers to record high-definition video, with data overlays, of their driving experiences on and off the track, enabling sharing on social media.

First twin-turbocharged V-Series
With a more powerful iteration of Cadillac’s Twin Turbo 3.6L V-6, the ATS-V represents the first twin-turbo powertrain in the history of the V-Series lineup. Exclusive features for the ATS-V version of the Twin Turbo are designed to make power faster and sustain it longer. Highlights include:
•Turbochargers with low-inertia titanium-aluminide turbines and vacuum-actuated wastegates for more responsive torque production
•Compressors matched for peak efficiency at peak power levels, for optimal track performance
•Patent-pending low-volume charge-cooling system that optimizes packaging efficiency and maximizes boost pressure
•Lightweight titanium connecting rods that reduce inertia of the rotating assembly, complementing the quick-spooling turbochargers.

The Cadillac Twin Turbo also features a high-performance lubrication system designed to maintain optimal oil pressure and ventilation during high-lateral driving maneuvers typically encountered on a track.

Stronger foundation and track-honed driving experience
The underlying ATS structure is highly mass optimized and designed to meet higher performance requirements, with enhancements to the V-Series developed to respond to cornering and torque loads that go significantly beyond the levels experienced by the non-V models.

The new elements include:
•Unique shock tower-to-plenum brace
•Strengthened rocker bulkhead
•Stronger rear cradle-to-rocker braces
•A unique aluminum shear panel at the front of the chassis
•V-braces for the engine compartment.

The result is 25-percent greater structural stiffness than non-V models, which contributes to more precise handling and more direct steering responsiveness.

“The ATS-V feels like it was machined from billet steel,” said Tony Roma, chief engineer. “Along with supporting the higher performance capability of the car, the enhanced structure conveys confidence to the driver through a greater feeling of solidity and sharper, more precise responsiveness.”

With the stronger body structure – and more than a decade of V-Series production models and the CTS-V racing program experience under their belts – engineers tuned the ATS-V to deliver greater body motion control for a more agile feel, while maintaining excellent ride quality.

“The result is class-leading capability on the highway or track, balanced with luxury and refinement,” said Roma. “In fact, the car is ready for the track right off the showroom floor, with no special modifications required.”

A key component of the car’s dual-purpose performance are Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires developed specifically for the ATS-V. They feature a tri-compound tread that delivers excellent grip in performance driving situations, but delivers excellent ride quality characteristics and extended tread wear.

Also, the V-Series models share the same 109.3-inch (2,775 mm) wheelbase as other ATS coupe and sedan models, but feature wider front and rear footprints that enhance grip, reduce body motion in turns and contribute to more direct-feeling steering.

Additional contributors to the ATS-V’s dual-mode driving experience include:
•A revised multi-link double-pivot MacPherson-strut front suspension delivers a quicker response and increased lateral control, incorporating new ride and handling links, where traditional elastomeric bushings are replaced with zero-compliance cross-axis ball joints, higher-rate springs and a stiffer stabilizer bar – for 50 percent greater roll stiffness
•The ZF Steering Systems Servotronic II variable-ratio electric power steering gear, with increased system stiffness offering an improved feeling of precision and greater driver feedback
•Cadillac’s five-link rear suspension features reduced roll center migration, stronger lateral control and effective anti-squat geometry, complementing the front suspension with greater body motion control. Contributing components include stiffer bushings, new cradle mounts, higher-rate springs and a stiffer stabilizer bar
•A standard electronic limited-slip differential supports optimal traction and enables maximum corner exit acceleration
•Larger prop shafts and greater half-shaft asymmetry (stiffer driver’s side shaft) mitigate power hop during acceleration
•A Brembo high-performance brake system provides durability, consistency and the capability for track-day performance. The system includes 14.5-inch-diameter (370 mm) front rotors with staggered six-piston calipers and 13.3-inch-diamter (339 mm) rear rotors with four-piston calipers.

The ATS-V also features third-generation Magnetic Ride Control and Performance Traction Management. Five driver-selectable settings include the segment’s only competition-level settings for stability and traction control.

Magnetic Ride Control “reads” the road a thousand times per second, sending data to magneto-rheological fluid-filled dampers that can independently control the damping characteristics of all four dampers. Third-generation improvements enable 40-percent faster damping response. In fact, at 60 mph, the third-generation magnetic ride control system calculates the optimal damping force for every inch of the road.



Cadillac is really stepping things up to dethrone BMW as the acknowledged industry leader in luxury sports sedans. I couldn't believe all the technical content that has been changed to increase performance in this car.

And to think that the next generation Camaro will be based on this platform.
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#3542295 - 11/19/14 01:55 PM Re: Cadillac's new ATS V-Spec: Hi-Speed Orgasmotron [Re: A_Harman]
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#3542298 - 11/19/14 02:02 PM Re: Cadillac's new ATS V-Spec: Hi-Speed Orgasmotron [Re: A_Harman]
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Originally Posted By: A_Harman
Cadillac is really stepping things up to dethrone BMW as the acknowledged industry leader in luxury sports sedans.

While Cadillac has done quite a bit to beat BMW in chassis tuning, many buyers in the US could care less. If someone wants that white/blue logo on their hood as a status symbol, there is nothing Cadillac can do about it. BMW can sleep easy and just pump money into the whole UDM marketing.
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#3542299 - 11/19/14 02:05 PM Re: Cadillac's new ATS V-Spec: Hi-Speed Orgasmotron [Re: A_Harman]
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I'll take one of each! Now they just need an ATS-V shooting brake and my world will be complete smile
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#3542311 - 11/19/14 02:20 PM Re: Cadillac's new ATS V-Spec: Hi-Speed Orgasmotron [Re: A_Harman]
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Buyers picking the blue/white roundel for status will only last so long. All us 80s Yuppies that drooled over BMWs are getting old, and BMW's demographic is going to slide the way Cadillac's did in 1990.
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#3542629 - 11/19/14 08:13 PM Re: Cadillac's new ATS V-Spec: Hi-Speed Orgasmotron [Re: A_Harman]
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I was very disappointed when Caddy decided not to appear at the State Fair of Texas this year...very disappointed. I querried a GM rep while discussing the new 'vette about this and his response was they weren't participating any longer because the Europeans never do and they want to be associated with them.

Geesh....I was willing to give them a look....even though I don't like their look at all.

I seriously wonder how many Caddy buyers want to track their new cars..much less share the experience with data overlays via social media??? Seriously?

Marketers. . . . .
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#3542652 - 11/19/14 08:37 PM Re: Cadillac's new ATS V-Spec: Hi-Speed Orgasmotron [Re: A_Harman]
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Cadillac will have to be careful in what state of tune they offer that car to the public.

My guess, 200 HP less than the engine is capable of in it's stock form.

The original CTS tune-up?

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#3542660 - 11/19/14 08:45 PM Re: Cadillac's new ATS V-Spec: Hi-Speed Orgasmotron [Re: A_Harman]
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So it has the CTS's current TT V6 just bumped up a bit, predictable.


Also I think Mercedes has a lot to say about fast luxury sedans considering they have been building them longer than BMW has.

The 2015 C63 is faster than the ATS BTW.



Edited by hattaresguy (11/19/14 08:47 PM)

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#3542673 - 11/19/14 08:57 PM Re: Cadillac's new ATS V-Spec: Hi-Speed Orgasmotron [Re: A_Harman]
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OK, I'll take one of those instead.

Make mine the AMG Dark Series.

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#3542675 - 11/19/14 09:00 PM Re: Cadillac's new ATS V-Spec: Hi-Speed Orgasmotron [Re: A_Harman]
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Black and is 800hp enough?

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#3542858 - 11/20/14 06:11 AM Re: Cadillac's new ATS V-Spec: Hi-Speed Orgasmotron [Re: A_Harman]
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The chassis dynamics of the ATS are literally in a class by themselves.

No other car maker even comes close, the car is a wonder of chassis tuning. rent one and drive it, even the base models are dynamic superstars. Surprisingly they are the lightest in class by far.

With the right drivetrain it could be a real track star. I love the little 3.6 V6 in NA form, it's a free revving smoothie...
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#3543024 - 11/20/14 09:49 AM Re: Cadillac's new ATS V-Spec: Hi-Speed Orgasmotron [Re: hattaresguy]
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Originally Posted By: hattaresguy


Black and is 800hp enough?


How much does this cost? It's probably not built for the same demographic as the ATS-V.
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#3543035 - 11/20/14 09:57 AM Re: Cadillac's new ATS V-Spec: Hi-Speed Orgasmotron [Re: hattaresguy]
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Originally Posted By: hattaresguy
So it has the CTS's current TT V6 just bumped up a bit, predictable.


Also I think Mercedes has a lot to say about fast luxury sedans considering they have been building them longer than BMW has.

The 2015 C63 is faster than the ATS BTW.




They have a lot to say about how to overprice luxury sedans...

Don't get me wrong, the AMG v8 and v12 Biturbo drivetrains are engineering marvels. But when you can practically buy 3 Hellcats for the same price, you know its not about the engineering but about the ego boost.
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#3543061 - 11/20/14 10:13 AM Re: Cadillac's new ATS V-Spec: Hi-Speed Orgasmotron [Re: hattaresguy]
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Originally Posted By: hattaresguy
So it has the CTS's current TT V6 just bumped up a bit, predictable.


The gee-whiz factors on the Cadillac's engine are the redesigned low-volume induction system and the turbos with Titanium Aluminide turbine wheels. This is the first application of that material that I know of in a mass-production car. Ti-Al is about half the mass of the typical Inconel that is used for turbine wheels, and will contribute to reduced turbo lag.

Even at 455 HP, the engine doesn't seem to be up to its full potential because peak power is achieved at 5750 rpm. The max power for the naturally aspirated 3.6 V6 is at 6800 rpm, so more power could be had by increasing rpm without bumping the manifold pressure. Seems like 500+ HP would be easily achievable with a change to longer duration cams. If they offer this engine in the next generation Camaro, I would have a hard time deciding between it and an LT1 V8.
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#3543491 - 11/20/14 05:52 PM Re: Cadillac's new ATS V-Spec: Hi-Speed Orgasmotron [Re: hattaresguy]
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Originally Posted By: hattaresguy


The 2015 C63 is faster than the ATS BTW.



So... one car that has been announced, but is yet unreleased and untested is faster than some other car that has been announced, but is also unreleased and untested?

That's some next level "My dad can beat up your dad" stuff.

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