If electric steering frees up space for a V8, then I can live with that :yup:
Cadillac has a winning ATS-V in the bag.
LS3 (or better LS_), V2 Brakes, V2 6MT (and 6AT), V2 Diff.
With that, they will destroy all the competition.
They would have to try real hard to mess this up and loose the performance game.
As we saw with the V2, people will buy a car for class leading performance.
If the V2 was slower than AMG and M it would have been a very different story, regarding sales.
Refinement and looks are not going to sell the ATS-V.
It needs to deliver top performance or it won't make a dent in the C63 & M3 segments.
Still keeping my fingers crossed for a nice option to buy, when it finally gets built.
Also, I don't want to have to mod it like crazy.
Modern cars should be good out of the box.
The technology exists and we are paying enough to get it.
A manual transmission has to be an option but it would be nice to have an available dual clutch automatic as an alternative - like the one in the BMW M series or the Nissan GT-R - with well-positioned paddle shifters.
A new iteration of Performance Traction Management should be available with both transmissions for the V. I know whatever motor is used, it will have a lot of torque on hand. And I want to put to good use every foot-pound.
auto, awd, lsa with 525 hp, mrc, and sport exhaust. Build it and I will buy one! ;-)
The CTS-V3 is going need AWD and the LSA.
The E63 AMG and Audi RS6 will both be TT V8 with AWD and mid 3 sec 0-62mph times.
If the ATS-V gets the AWD and LSA that would be sick.
It's not what I want from such a small sedan but if it was done I'd have the utmost respect for GM.
They should do it just to test the drivetrain on a lighter ATS-V car before putting it in the upsized CTS-V3.
Hopefully, they also make a RWD Manual ATS-V, which is what I would still prefer to buy.
After seeing a few ATSs around here (mostly on car carriers) plus pics of guys posting up theirs on here, I'm hoping GM puts some pizzazz in the exterior styling of the ATS-V. It's going to have to have a lot more than just a mesh grill. I wanna see some aggression while somehow maintaining a tasteful, classy air about it. Wider tires would help as would being lower. Beyond that, I haven't a clue what they'd do (bulging fenders, front splitter/rear diffuser?), but it needs something.
Anybody see that M performance steering wheel?
Def don't want that in this V... But the stats/info is useful... In the Heads Up Display working in conjuction with CUE. Maybe even a swipe 'up' would present the info on the HUD.
I really like the steering wheel. 1/4 options is sweet! Watching this reminds me how much I'm going to miss the stopwatch option on my TSX. (Every time you start the car it resets a timer). I use it every morning on the way to work optimizing my route and timing traffic congestion ( I know nerdy, but what else can you do on your daily commute?)