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Cadillac ATS-V Series Forum Discussion, Cadillac ATS-V is probably getting a twin turbo 3.6 liter V6 in Cadillac V-Series Forums; Originally Posted by DiabloMike the days of the N/A V8 as we know it are short lived. Unless "short lived" ...
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    Re: Cadillac ATS-V is probably getting a twin turbo 3.6 liter V6

    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloMike View Post
    the days of the N/A V8 as we know it are short lived.
    Unless "short lived" means "the N/A smallblock will be eliminated within this generation ATS's lifecycle" -- and it just doesn't -- this is not a reason to put the TTV6 in the ATS-V.

    If anything, the trend toward forced induction is all the more reason to put a N/A smallblock in the ATS-V. Carpe diem.

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    Re: Cadillac ATS-V is probably getting a twin turbo 3.6 liter V6

    You give me a 500+ hp 3.2 TTV6, and I'll be like "What's a V8?"

    As much as I love V8s, I can be had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloMike
    the days of the N/A V8 as we know it are short lived. Stricter and stricter emissions standards are seeing to that. Forced induction will be a big part of making power in the future. The trend toward smaller displacement, direct injected, vvt equipped, boosted engines is already underway. You will see the TT V6 models outperform the supercharged V8s in shorter time, mark my words. You've already got 2.0t powered ATS models making LS7 type numbers at the wheels with simple bolt on upgrades, just imagine what the 3.6tt will do with tuning, then a pair of modified turbos...then a pair of aftermarket replacement turbos...it's gonna be fun
    . I wouldn't write the V8 obituary just yet. The refrain in first two sentences was sung after the energy crisis and the CAFE standards. The push to small displacement is CAFE driven, yet the fuel economy of the high boosted 4 bangers isn't that impressive compared to higher displacement motors.
    There is still room for improvement in NA motors and while turbos may become more common, the V8 will be there in higher end sports cars.
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    Re: Cadillac ATS-V is probably getting a twin turbo 3.6 liter V6

    I'd say GM to skip the V6TT and make a smaller displacement V8 in the 4.6L to 5.0L range then add some turbos!!! I'd be interested in that!

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