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The Cadillac ATS won't be launched until late 2012, but new details are starting to emerge about the ATS-V.

According to Car and Driver, the high-performance model will adopt a new twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that produces 380 hp (283 kW / 385 PS). While this pales in comparison with the 451 hp (336 kW / 457 PS) created by the 6.3-liter (6208cc) V8 in the Mercedes C63 AMG, the magazine estimates the ATS-V will be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in under five seconds and hit a top speed in excess of 170 mph (274 km/h).

As we have previously reported, the ATS will ride on the new rear-wheel drive Alpha platform and be built at the Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Michigan.

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