: The Cadillac ATS-V is my next Cadillac.. Is it yours?

Lord Cadillac
06-16-10, 12:05 PM
I'm pretty much convinced that I'm buying this car if it has a V6 or V8 with forced induction. I want something comfortable, luxurious (feature-wise), at least as fast as the current CTS-V, fairly affordable ($50k new?) and modifiable.. I'm not looking for a track car. I want a daily driver that can keep up with the best of them...

How about you?

06-16-10, 12:18 PM
Gotta have 8 cylinders. Otherwise no thanks.

06-16-10, 03:05 PM
Gotta have 8 cylinders. Otherwise no thanks.

Agreed. Although a TT6 would be cool, I'd probably just take the step up to the CTS-V

06-16-10, 04:36 PM
It should have whatever the base Vette engine is -- presumably a Gen V smallblock with direct injection and 450ish hp -- and a 6 spd manual. And a sunroof. And raven black paint.

But I'll probably buy a CPO second-gen CTS-V instead.

06-16-10, 07:11 PM
Just read new Motor Trend,GM to spend 890 million to develop new V8 for our Cadillacs, sounds good to me.I hope this is true.

06-16-10, 07:21 PM
If it is: WIN!

06-16-10, 08:46 PM
That $890 million investment isn't going toward a new Cadillac-only engine, it's for the upcoming Gen5 smallblock. Read GM's press release (http://media.gm.com/content/media/us/en/news/news_detail.brand_gm.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2010/Apr/0427_plants).

06-21-10, 12:57 PM
Good. I'm glad GM is committed to the V8.

0AT E03
06-22-10, 10:19 PM
Assuming the ATS is like GM says it's going to be, then I think I'll buy an ATS-V a few years into production to replace the Gen 1 CTS-V I want to buy this year (so in 5-6 years).

Although the next gen CTS-V does look nice too, but I think will be priced out of my range, since it probably be closer to the old STS-V.

02-01-11, 10:37 PM
After owning an 05 STS 1SG......HELL NO. ( I'm done with Cadillac after this one. )

02-02-11, 02:23 PM
After owning an 05 STS 1SG......HELL NO. ( I'm done with Cadillac after this one. )You are still here? Thats a shame...

02-03-11, 09:23 AM
I like the idea of the NA V8, especially if it will be a type of the Corvette engine. But Cadillac will really have to sell me on ultimate refinement for the ATS-V. The current CTS-V started it, the 'Little V' should continue it exponentially. Superior material quality from the headliner to the carpet (mircofiber?). Technology from seamless iPhone integration to updated keyless go (pushbutton?).

02-03-11, 09:54 AM
After owning an 05 STS 1SG......HELL NO. ( I'm done with Cadillac after this one. )

You are still here? Thats a shame...
Bumping a thread that was last posted before his join date to bitch about Cadillac? That's pretty close to spam...

02-16-11, 02:52 PM
I'll take the 330 hp ats 3.6 and be very happy!!!!

02-21-11, 07:49 PM
Optional complete black interior, flat bottomed 'suede' steering wheel, metal paddles the for auto, optional midnight wood package (steering wheel?), illuminated sill plates, and four (or three) metal/rubber pedals...

02-22-11, 10:47 PM
I would prefer the V8 engine yet I would really really like a dual clutch transmission. That would seal the deal for me. I'm sure it won't happen but thats what I want...

I'd even take a MCT Mercedes type planetary transmission without a torque convertor. Doubt that would ever happen either...but thats what I would want.

03-13-11, 05:11 PM
1st choice: 3.6L V6, DI, TT, VVT, 400+ hp, MT.

2nd choice: 4.5-5.0L V8, 4V, DI, FI (SC), VVT, 450+ hp, MT.

Oh, kick-butt interior, and the exterior has to be appropriately styled befitting of the motor.

AWD would be a plus.

Please: nothing over 3,500 lbs, too.

03-22-11, 10:06 PM
I know this will be old hat once the little V debuts, but the interior alone has my interest piqued.


06-01-11, 03:06 AM
The ATS-V main rival is the BMW M3 and Audi RS 5 and the C63 Mercedes. All are priced in the middle $70 to $80K range now. I been looking at them for a while and concluded that I do not need the extra horsepower for my drive. It like a rocket ship take off. Plus, the maintenance on them is huge! I settle for a 0-60 in 5 seconds and save $20K. Plus, two of them cannot be driven in the winter. I know they say it can be with snow tires; but you take to the owners; not the sales people and they do not recommend it - so it just adds to the limitations without AWD.

I am looking for a luxury sports car that can be driven year around; that I will not have to shell out $5K-$10K a year for maintenance and that is comfortable drive. Most owners that I take with at rallies and bump into at dealerships while their car is service - said owning those above are an expensive hobby. The Audi RS 5 is coming in mid-summer for $85K! Ouch!

06-04-11, 12:17 AM
I assume the ATS V will price out at 50 grand tops..and its running costs will be minimal...(just like a corvette or CTS V)

Gonna be worth waiting for..


06-05-11, 12:29 PM
I am crossing my fingers that it uses the same formula as the first gen CTS-V; (relatively) light, NA LSx power (LS3 would be most excellent), keep ancillary costs to a minimum. If so, it will be much more desirable than any M car (with their inherently high maintenance costs)

06-05-11, 09:02 PM
ATS-V sedan w/ Gen V LS3 and AWD in Black Diamond. The car would be my daily driver and as I live in MN, the AWD would be really nice to have.

06-06-11, 04:00 PM
Could it get the 5.5L engine they have developed for the Corvette racing program? That would be sweet!

06-06-11, 04:49 PM
The 5.5L racing engine is basically an LS7 with reinforced cylinder walls. The sleeves reduce displacement. Someone (I think at one of the car rags, but I am not positive on that, could have been a blogger) took this whole 5.5 thing and ran with it, assuming 5.5 was going to be the gen 5 small block. It snowballed, and now everyone (myself included for a while) believed it to be true. I have yet to see any ironclad proof that GM is going from 6.2 to 5.5. If someone does, I would greatly appreciate it. It certainly makes sense, from an economic and environmental standpoint, that gen 5 will be smaller. I hope not. If you look at Ford's coyote 5.0, it makes great peak numbers, but the torque curve looks like a mountain.

06-21-11, 11:16 AM
Wheres the option in the poll for V8 N/A? That twin turbo V6 will have to make 450 hp. The next M3 will surely be in the 425-450 hp range, and most likely will be lighter then the ATS-V.

06-21-11, 02:10 PM
I would vote for NA V8 also. Sal, do I have the ability to edit polls?

Lord Cadillac
06-22-11, 03:08 PM
Yes, you should be able to edit polls.. Look for a pencil icon next to the poll title. But there already is an option that would/could cover what you would choose:
V6 or V8 without forced induction

You can split them up if you want but 7 people already voted for that option.

06-22-11, 04:53 PM
I was just curious.

06-22-11, 05:12 PM
So Sal, is the ATS-V still going to be your next Cadillac? or have things changed in the past 12 months?

Lord Cadillac
06-22-11, 06:49 PM
It's still a very strong possibility. I need to see what the DTS replacement is going to be like as well. I hear hot and cold news - so I just don't know.. If we get a twin turbo 3.0 liter ATS, that may be the way I go. It's really up in the air right now.. But the ATS-V is still on my list. If it's anything like a blend between the Lexus IS-F and BMW M3, I'm probably really going to like it. It needs to be comfortable inside for my wife. Otherwise I'll never hear then end of it - like I did with my 335i...

So Sal, is the ATS-V still going to be your next Cadillac? or have things changed in the past 12 months?

06-22-11, 06:53 PM
will she allow it have limo tint? :lol:

Lord Cadillac
06-23-11, 10:46 AM
Limo tint is always a must. I like my privacy. :)

will she allow it have limo tint? :lol:

06-23-11, 12:46 PM
the things you do in your car, I am not surprised :bouncy:

06-27-11, 11:43 PM
the things you do in your car, I am not surprised :bouncy:Wonder what he's wearing in there ... :canttalk:

06-28-11, 04:53 PM
you don't wanna know

06-30-11, 12:04 AM
bumping a thread that was last posted before his join date to bitch about cadillac? That's pretty close to spam...

so what???

06-30-11, 10:19 AM
chicken butt

06-30-11, 08:46 PM
Whats the price? twenty twice!!! LOL