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Thread: ATS-V wishlist??

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    For the TTV6 supporters, wouldn't you want reverse flow heads, like the M5?
    That system seems to work real well based on HP/L.

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    So, lets assume the V gets the V6TT...who will be the 1st to drop in the small block? An LS7 perhaps? Lingenfelter? Hennessey? Cadillac better do something absolutely spectacular with the V6TT (450 hp, no turbo lag, retuned Magnaride, warrantied factory performance support) otherwise I might just buy a 2nd hand ATS 2.0L with Magnaride, and send it to a tuner for a V8 swap. They had better work extensively on the V6TT exhuast note as well. The M3 will sound great, you can bet on that.

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    I think it's safe to assume if GM doesn't go V8 with the V, someone will drop one in. I would like to see SLP work their magic. They seem to have the best bang for the buck.

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    besides, unless GM goes bankrupt again, there will be a 3rd gen CTS-V. And while this is solely my prediction, I am going with 3600 lbs and 560 hp LSA for the CTS-V3.
    i might as well make my prediction for the ATS-V as well. 3400 lbs (more extensive use of composites than the ATS) with a 400-450 hp V6.

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    I think it's safe to assume if GM doesn't go V8 with the V, someone will drop one in. I would like to see SLP work their magic. They seem to have the best bang for the buck.
    The Hennessey VR1200 got me a little imaginative about what they could do with the Alpha chassis. Reputation nonwithstanding...

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    Quote Originally Posted by lunarx View Post
    For the TTV6 supporters, wouldn't you want reverse flow heads, like the M5?
    That system seems to work real well based on HP/L.
    I would have mixed feelings on the subject,

    On the one hand it would be an overall better design for a stock engine.

    On the other hand;
    it's fugly
    it's hard as crap fit larger turbos on
    it over complicates the design
    The exhaust goes straight over the trans-tunnel as opposed to the sides/ meaning the clutch flywheel are heated up faster,


    I'd take side-mounted turbos over scorpion style tyvm.

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    besides, unless GM goes bankrupt again, there will be a 3rd gen CTS-V. And while this is solely my prediction, I am going with 3600 lbs and 560 hp LSA for the CTS-V3.
    i might as well make my prediction for the ATS-V as well. 3400 lbs (more extensive use of composites than the ATS) with a 400-450 hp V6.
    400 would be a big FAIL. 450 is a must.

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    I think it's safe to assume if GM doesn't go V8 with the V, someone will drop one in. I would like to see SLP work their magic. They seem to have the best bang for the buck.
    I want an LS7 and a D3 widebody kit. A set of BBS CK's too...

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    I would love to see an LS7 put in the ATS-V. Widebody?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH
    I think it's safe to assume if GM doesn't go V8 with the V, someone will drop one in. I would like to see SLP work their magic. They seem to have the best bang for the buck.
    lol wut.

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    Quote Originally Posted by concorso View Post
    400 would be a big FAIL. 450 is a must.
    450 will likely be necesarry given the F30 isn't vastly heavier than the ATS. I believe a 335i F30 curbed <3600 in C&D's review, and we can expect the F30 m3 will curb very near that given that it's also getting a I6.

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    We think that this car would offer more of a balanced approach rather than brute power and straight line acceleration. Dont get me wrong, having a burly V8 in a lightweight chassis will go a long way. But having plenty of power on hand with a dialed in chassis would please the masses one would think.

    We have enough LS's and LS Race Engines sitting around our warehouse, I wouldn't put it out of the question that you might see a D3 ATS powered by something with at least 8 cylinders.... After looking in the engine bay, we have a few ideas of what can and cannot be done.

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    America has always been about speed.

    Hot raw nasty speed.


    That's not to say I disagree with you, clearly Alpha is designed to be a drivers car, but I don't believe GM will opt for that over winning in straight-line acceleration. Half of car rags dedicate 1/4-1/2 of the car's specifications list to straight line figures.

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    If balance is the desired result, thats more reason to dump the TT V6 and go NA V8.

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    Re: ATS-V wishlist??

    I am sure there will be plenty hot raw nasty speed when they roll this car out. They seemed to be VERY focused on what they were trying to accomplish with the ATS platform. Personally, I think that as long as the car beats the target market car in all categories, then they should have some satisfaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M5eater View Post
    America has always been about speed.

    Hot raw nasty speed.


    That's not to say I disagree with you, clearly Alpha is designed to be a drivers car, but I don't believe GM will opt for that over winning in straight-line acceleration. Half of car rags dedicate 1/4-1/2 of the car's specifications list to straight line figures.


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