The 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe combines power and style, making it the perfect vehicle for those seeking track-ready performance in a street-ready vehicle.
A touch of the throttle is all that’s required to dispel any doubts regarding the 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe’s classification as a serious performance car. The 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 produces 464 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque, but perhaps more impressive than those large figures is the way that power is delivered. Thanks to its low-inertia titanium-aluminide turbine wheels and low-volume charge-air cooler, the ATS-V Coupe can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in only 3.8 seconds, with a top speed of 189 mph. That experience is enhanced further by the six-speed manual with dual-disc clutch, which automatically matches revs on downshifts and allows you to go up the gears without letting off the gas. Alternatively, you can opt for an eight-speed automatic that can detect track driving based on g-forces and adjusts the shifting algorithm for improved performance.
The 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe is most famous for its advanced Magnetic Ride Control™ suspension technology. The system detects road conditions (including temperature) up to 1,000 times per second, instantly adjusting itself to maximize comfort and enhance control. Add the six-piston front and four-piston rear Brembo® brakes with vented rotors and the ATS-V Coupe proves to be one of the most agile premium sports cars you can buy. What’s more, the brakes were put through a Ferritic Nitro-Carburizing process to reduce corrosion and maintain stopping power over long periods of time, effectively ensuring you never experience brake fade while at the track.
Any performance coupe that can go from zero to 60 mph in less than four seconds should look the part. The 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe succeeds at this and goes a step further by seamlessly blending striking style with performance-enhancing design considerations, such as the front aero splitter that gives the front end a dramatic look all the while improving downforce. The same goes for the rear diffuser, rear spoiler and especially the carbon fiber hood with air extractor, which not only helps the engine get the airflow it needs but also gives the ATS-V Coupe a truly muscular look.
Whether on the track or the street, the 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe’s excellent performance and incredible style command respect.
This article is presented by Autoteam Delaware in Wilmington, Delaware.