The Cadillac ATS-VR: a 600CH unveiling at the Los Angeles Show
Cadillac will unveil, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the succession of the CTS-V Coupe in the Pirelli World Challenge. After a decade, the famous V8 engine is retiring and is replaced by a 600-hp V6 biturbo. And with the all-new ATS-VR model, in the GT3 category, Cadillac will start the 2015 season in the United States.
According to the manufacturer, 2015 will be a year of development, a kind of prelude to the crossing to Europe (in 2016) where the ATS will face the best European, such as Porsche, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, McLaren and other cars racing in GT3. In fact, at the international level, there are about thirty series in which this new model can participate. And Cadillac plans to offer ATS-RVs ready for racing to anyone wishing to participate in one or more of these series!
True, the fact that the V8 is set aside does not suit everyone. But Cadillac intends to impress the gallery with its technical prowess in turbocharging.
Here are some specifications of the car (English)
Model Cadillac ATS-VR
Reinforced eight-point welded roll cage; Carbon fiber hood, deck-lid, front fenders, doors, rear fenders
120 liter (31.7 gallons) fuel cell
Bosch MS5.1, programmable
BorgWarner EFR Series twin-turbochargers
Xtrac sequential six-speed rear-mounted transaxle; Steering wheel-mounted paddle shift; No lift shift; Limited slip differential with 3.13 final drive
Brembo, six-pot front with 380mm rotor, oven pot rear with 355mm rotor; Bosch ABS M4 controls with driver-adjustable modes
Three-way Penske adjustable shocks, front and rear independent SLA suspension
BBS 12 “x 18” aluminum front and 13 “x 18” rears
Racing tires, front 315/680 x 18, rear 325/705 x 18, series spec
Dry weight (lb / kg)
2,900 / 1,318