Just last weekend, a report emerged suggesting that a more powerful Cadillac ATS-V+ with 7.0-liter LS7 V8 naturally aspirated engine will be launched. Now a new report has been published by Motor Authority is saying that Cadillac has officially denied such developments.
Speaking to the publication, Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell said that the ATS-V is unlikely to be offered with a larger, or different engine in the foreseeable future.
According to the report, Mr. Caldwell indicated that the demand for high-performance Cadillacs with V8 engines will be sufficed by the upcoming CTS-V. There’s no need for two V product lines, he added. The company wants to keep the ATS-V only with the twin-turbocharged V6, and the CTS-V to remain as the more powerful alternative with its supercharged V8.
The 2016 Cadillac CTS-V‘s 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine delivers 640 hp and 855 Nm of torque, and sends power to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. Thanks to the massive power boost, the large high-performance sedan, which goes on sale in late summer this year, does 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in just 3.7 seconds. Don’t take the foot off the pedal, and it will accelerate to 200 mph (322 km/h).
[Source: Motor Authority]