2016 Cadillac ATS-V Twin-Turbo V-6 Output Cranked Up To 464 HP

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When the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan and Coupe were unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show last fall, the early estimate from Caddy was that the twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V-6 engine would generate 455 hp. Turns out that was a bit conservative.

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In a new release today, Cadillac has updated the ATS-V’s power output to an SAE-verified 464 hp. The previously announced 445 pound-feet of torque remains in place.

This results in some slight refinements to the 0-60 mph time and top speed previously announced, too. Last November, the ATS-V was claimed at 3.9 seconds to 60 mph and 185 mph top speed. Now the figures are 3.8 seconds and 189 mph—when equipped with the eight-speed automatic transmission.

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

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2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

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2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

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Lest you worry that all that power in the new ATS-V isn’t rated for track duty, fear not—at least until we can put it to the test later this week—the car’s engine was designed with the track in mind.

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In fact, ““Track capability was one of the primary objectives for the Cadillac Twin Turbo in the ATS-V,” said Richard Bartlett, assistant chief engineer for the ATS-V’s 3.6-liter twin-turbo powerplant. From the lubrication system to the turbochargers, everything was chosen with the track, and its much more intense duty cycle, in mind.

We’ll have the ATS-V on one of America’s premier race tracks later this week, so look for our first drive review and video soon. We’ll be putting the ATS-V’s power—and its track-ready claims—to the test.

 
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