“…like a roller coaster: you just hold on for dear life!”Sam Fane, Producer, Seen Through Glass
We recently put Sam Fane (Seen Through Glass) in a brand new 2017 Cadillac ATS-V sedan, and he was certainly a fan.
In terms of size and power, the ATS-V compares to the BMW M3 and M4. A twin turbo V6 producing 464 base horsepower rockets the car to 100 kph (60 mph) in 3.8 seconds and keeps it accelerating to a top speed of 304 kph (189 mph). Of the experience exploring the ATS-V’s throttle Sam explains, “…it’s like a roller coaster: you just hold on for dear life!”
Listing myriad positives and very few downsides, Sam gives the Cadillac ATS-V a huge thumbs up:
3.8 seconds, as tested
304 kph / 189 mph
Front-engine, rear-wheel drive, 6-speed manual with active rev-matching (as reviewed); 8-speed automatic available.
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo, Direct Injection
3.56L/217 cu. in.
464 hp @ 5850 rpm
445lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
4,674 mm / 184 in
1,811 mm / 71.3 in
2,776 mm / 109.3 in
1,729 kgs / 3,812 lbs