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Of the two transmissions, I'd probably opt for the automatic. For all the computer-controlled possibilities, though, the ATS-V makes a single impression no matter the settings. See all 42 photos. Porsche Cayenne Turbo at the Track. Where does the extra speed come from? Imagine ordering a ton of bricks. I prefer to receive occasional special offers from carefully selected third party partners. Our long-term 'Vette does in 3. Driven aggressively to extract maximum yuks, the Caddy slurped premium fuel at a rate of 15 mpg in our care. It's a sports car that just so happens to have a supple ride, leather interior, and a comfortable-for-its-size back seat.
Beating the Germans is never easy just ask the French yet automaker after automaker sets its sights on what's become the holy grail of German. The Cadillac ATS-V Is More of an M3 Than an M3 And now, with the ATS- V, Cadillac is building the M3 BMW should have. Let that sink.
Cadillac ATSV Sedan Manual Test & Review & Car and Driver
Full test of the superb-handling Cadillac ATS-V sedan. Read more and see photos at Car and Driver.
Cadillac has optimized the TR by adding both active rev-matching logic and no-lift shifting. With its hp 6. Many have tried to unseat the king, but thus far the likes of CadillacLexusand Volvo have yet to definitively succeed.
In small wiggles and twitches, the steering wheel telegraphs the groove where an overloaded truck creased the pavement and the bulge where the earth has never stopped settling. Short Shifts. Beating the Germans is never easy just ask the French yet automaker after automaker sets its sights on what's become the holy grail of German sports cars: the BMW M3.
Or would you rather have one brick handed to you at a time?
Photo Gallery 42 Photos in this Gallery. If absolute performance is the ultimate decider, go for the trigger-shifted automatic. On weekends, you can find several development engineers racing third- and fourth-generation Chevrolet Camaros against each other in local SCCA competition.
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|First Test: the Kurtis Sport Car. What holds back the ATS-V, no matter what the transmission, is its dinky rear seat, the often frustrating CUE infotainment interface, and some lack of cohesion in design elements for instance, switchgear and gauges that we associate with family sedans more than a luxury-brand sports model.
Join the Conversation Show Comments Loading Now, do you want your ton of bricks dumped on you all at once? The automatic is pretty good, too.
Left: Optional Recaro seats grip as well as the Michelin tires. Tested: Porsche Carrera S.
But its closest relative is the twin-turbo 3.
Identically equipped save for the transmissions and the doors, the ATS-V Coupe was the lighter of the two, weighing 3, pounds to the sedan's 3, That is, if your intuition triggers some seriously beefy muscular reflexes.
Launch control, no-lift shift, and rev-matching logic give the six-speed manual a fighting chance against flappy paddles with shift times measured in milliseconds.
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|Top right: V-specific gauges are an improvement that leaves room for improvement.
The choice is yours. Instantaneous turn-in, balanced cornering, and palpable steering feel are virtues of the car, not the electronics.
Video: 2016 ats-v test Rivals: BMW M3 vs. Mercedes C63 AMG vs. Cadillac ATS-V
Outside the test track and out in the real world, the ATS-V in either form is a remarkable car. It's not that the twin-turbo V-6 mill is a bad engine it's actually anything but. View 42 Photos.