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Cadillac ATS-V+ with LS7 Power




Once I learned that the ATS-V will come with a twin-turbo V6, I was a little disappointed but thought that that it actually needs a TT V6 to compete with the M3. If it didn't have one, the ATS-V would have been looked down upon by German brand loyalists as being "old tech" and "inefficient". Cadillac still has to build brand credibility in that market so it's smart to offer the same type of technology so that the brand is the only thing they have to work hard to sell, not what's under the hood. Still, I (and many other fans) wanted a V8 but I never thought I'd see the day. A few weeks ago, though, a rumour has been going around that a higher version of the ATS-V will come and be called ATS-V+. It won't get the new LT1 V8, though, found in the Stingray and upcoming Camaro. No, it will come with the monster LS7 7.0 litre V8 that was in the C6 Corvette Z06 and the current Camaro Z/28. AWESOME.

I read that this was just that, a rumour. The fact that Cadillac CEO promised higher performance V-series cars, though, to combat cars like the Black Series for AMG and that the ATS was designed with an engine bay that can accept V8 makes me think it's a possibility. So here's hoping for a naturally aspirated, V8 powered, 7.0 litre ATS-V.


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