While You Were Sleeping: Cadillac Minuses V8 ATS-V+, Volkswagen Picks Boring Font and Ford Releases Patents Into the Wild

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson
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The ATS-V+ rumored by Motor Trend is definitely not happening according to Cadillac spokesperson David Caldwell. The proposed new model would encroach too much into CTS-V territory for comfort.

Here’s what happened overnight.

No V-8-Powered ATS-V Plus In The Pipeline, Says Cadillac (Motor Authority)

A big, emphatic “no” was uttered by Cadillac spokesperson David Caldwell when speaking to Motor Authority about the possibility of a V8-powered ATS-V+.

Todt says F1 will not ban alcohol sponsorship (Motorsport.com)

Despite a report from the European Alcohol Policy Alliance suggesting F1 fans were exposed to alcohol brands to an excessive degree, FIA head honcho Jean Todt has said the sponsorships will continue unabated.

An Unquestionably-Japanese Lotus (Speedhunters)

Fluffy leopard upholstery, RAYS’ Volk Racing TE27 wheels, and a Honda K20 to give it motivation, this Elise is as Japanese as it gets.

10 dealership terms you may not know (Detroit News)

“Be back”, “mini deal”, “pack” and “skate”. These are 10 dealership terms all customers should know.

Ford to make EV technology patents available to rivals (Automotive News)

Ford is following Tesla’s lead and opening up its portfolio of patents for competing products.

Judge puts GM suits on hold pending appeal (Detroit News)

The question of bankruptcy immunity will be the deciding factor in a number of ignition switch lawsuits filed against General Motors. A federal judge has put the suits on hold as they await a ruling from another court.

VW Changes Their Corporate Font To Something Less Interesting (Jalopnik)

Even Volkswagen’s marketing is becoming more beige as the German automaker adopts a new font for sales materials.

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  • DenverMike DenverMike on May 28, 2015

    Yeah kill the ATS-V no one asked for and just have a normal V8 option. Like a 5.3, normal output that doesn't exactly set the Nurburgerkingring on fire. Maybe a manual trans is asking too much, but why not? Why try to be BMW? That'll never happen. Instead give Germany car fan boys a better option.

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    • DenverMike DenverMike on May 28, 2015

      @JohnTaurus If a 5.3 V8 seems cheesy, what about the plain V6 and turbo 4? OK use the 6.2 if it makes anybody feel better. A_V8_engine_choice. That's all I'm saying. Not the premium model necessarily. Why does a V8 ATS have to the top/premium model? Cadillacs just need the feel of a quality, healthy engine. If German autos want to go the route of cheesy, let them. I was extremely underwhelmed by the 3.6 CTS. Yuck! But why is it all or nothing? Ballz to the wall or not at all? Just a normal V8, around 5 to 6 liters. No supercharger, no raspy/throbbing exhaust. Is that asking too much???

  • Notapreppie Notapreppie on May 28, 2015

    I'm not all that broken up by the lack of a V8 ATS-V. Then again, I'm sort of weird in that I prefer a turbo-6 to a V8.

  • Art Vandelay Pour one out for the Motors Liquidation Corporation
  • Bill Wade Norm, while true I'll leave you with this. My 2023 RAM is running Android 8 released in 2017.My wife's navigation on her GM truck is a 2021 release, I believe the latest. Android Auto seems to update very week or two. Now, which would you rather have? Anybody with a car a couple of years old NEVER sees any updates. Heck, if your TV is a few years old it's dead on updates. At least cell phones are rapidly updated. If your old phone won't update, buy another $200 phone. If your GM vehicle doesn't update do what, buy another $50,000 GM vehicle?
  • Lou_BC Once again, Mustang is the last pony car standing. Camaro RIP, Challenger RIP.
  • FreedMike Next up should DEFINITELY be the Cadillac Eldorado. On the subject of Caddies, I saw a Lyriq in person for the first time a couple of days ago, and I'm changing my tune on its' styling. In person, it works quite well, and the interior is very nicely executed.
  • Probert Sorry to disappoint: https://robbreport.com/motors/cars/tesla-model-y-worlds-best-selling-vehicle-1234848318/and any list. of articles with a 1 second google search. It's a tough world out there - but you can do it!!!!!!