The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V is no stranger to the hearts and minds of enthusiasts, even though it hasn’t yet officially hit the streets. Does it live up to the hype?

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We can’t tell you just yet. But we can give you an early look at some of the video we shot with the car during our first drive at the Circuit of the Americas and around the highways and byways of Austin, Texas.

While we have to remain silent for a couple more weeks, we can promise you, we do answer the million-dollar question: Can the Cadillac ATS-V take on—or even beat—the BMW M3/M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63 S on their own turf?

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