Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Spotted At The Ring

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
cadillac ats v coupe spotted at the ring has spied the all-new Cadillac ATS-V Coupe running the Nurburgring – and sporting a Michigan manufacturer tag.

Also spotted was a prototype CTS-V, which should indicate that Cadillac has not yet given up on the idea of beating the Germans on their own turf. As long as they can avoid a confusing re-brand at the hands of their new boss, they might have a fighting chance.

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  • Brianyates Brianyates on Jul 15, 2014

    Hmm,Some guy, not sure where you get your info. re.the BMW V8 being unreliable but it seems like you've been told a load of bollocks . Both My E39 and E60 have the V8, they both run as smooth as silk with NO reliability issues.

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    • Ellomdian Ellomdian on Jul 15, 2014

      The 4.4 in your e39 is a wonderful engine with the potential for catastrophic failure lurking in almost every subsystem. The engine series as a whole suffers in perception of early maintenance issues related to the Alusil, and the VANOS issues on the later versions lead to both clatter and smoke. Also, occasionally the chain guides just disintegrate. It certainly requires far more attention to maintenance than many other V8's. The one in your E60 is fine, as long as your car is '05 or newer (if not a little gutless for the specs.) The earlier ones had terrible reputations electronically, and the plastic around the engine was absolute shite for the first 2-3 years. And I don't care which one you're driving, any BMW V8 made after 97 has way too much shake and stutter at idle, at altitude. Smooth as silk my ass... :p But as for SomeGuy's comment, it doesn't matter if you could weld the hood shut on your Accord, or if you have to adjust the points every time you start your vintage British roadster - Preventative maintenance will make your ownership experience better (if not necessarily cheaper.)

  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Jul 15, 2014

    Oh goodie, another sub model we'll pretend is a standalone model and price at $90K. Can't wait to see that depreciation curve.

  • Damon Thomas Adding to the POSITIVES... It's a pretty fun car to mod
  • GregLocock Two adjacent states in Australia have different attitudes to roadworthy inspections. In NSW they are annual. In Victoria they only occur at change of ownership. As you'd expect this leads to many people in Vic keeping their old car.So if the worrywarts are correct Victoria's roads would be full of beaten up cars and so have a high accident rate compared with NSW. Oh well, the stats don't agree.
  • Lorenzo In Massachusetts, they used to require an inspection every 6 months, checking your brake lights, turn signals, horn, and headlight alignment, for two bucks.Now I get an "inspection" every two years in California, and all they check is the smog. MAYBE they notice the tire tread, squeaky brakes, or steering when they drive it into the bay, but all they check is the smog equipment and tailpipe emissions.For all they would know, the headlights, horn, and turn signals might not work, and the car has a "speed wobble" at 45 mph. AFAIK, they don't even check EVs.
  • Not Tire shop mechanic tugging on my wheel after I complained of grinding noise didn’t catch that the ball joint was failing. Subsequently failed to prevent the catastrophic failure of the ball joint and separation of the steering knuckle from the car! I’ve never lived in a state that required annual inspection, but can’t say that having the requirement has any bearing on improving safety given my experience with mechanics…
  • Mike978 Wow 700 days even with the recent car shortages.