Cadillac has officially unveiled the 2016 ATS-V Sedan and Coupe, ahead of their debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Described as a "dual-purpose luxury performer," the ATS-V features an aggressive front fascia with a mesh grille and larger air intakes. The model has also a front splitter and a ventilated carbon fiber hood. Moving further back, there's aerodynamic side skirts, a prominent rear spoiler and a four-tailpipe exhaust system. Last but not least, the cars have 18-inch lightweight alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
If that's not sporty enough, the models can be equipped with Carbon Fiber and Track packages. The Carbon Fiber package features a more aggressive front splitter, carbon fiber hood vent trim and a carbon fiber rear diffuser - among other things. The Track package, on the other hand, includes the Carbon Fiber package as well as a lightweight battery and a Performance Data Recorder.
The interior largely carries over from the standard model but gains carbon fiber trim and a unique instrument cluster with V Series graphics. Customers can also order Recaro performance seats which feature leather and sueded microfiber upholstery.
A twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 engine resides under the hood and produces 455 bhp (339 kW) and 445 lb-ft (603 Nm) of torque. It can be connected to either a six-speed manual transmission (with Active Rev Match) or an optional eight-speed automatic with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
Cadillac declined to give detailed performance information but they confirmed one of the models will be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds before hitting a top speed in excess of 185 mph (297 km/h).
Speaking of performance, the models have a stiffer chassis with a unique shock tower-to-plenum brace, stronger rear cradle-to-rocker braces and engine compartment V-braces. Engineers also installed a retuned suspension, an electronic limited-slip differential, Magnetic Ride Control and a high-performance Brembo braking system.
The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V lineup will go on sale next spring and pricing will be announced closer to launch.