Both cars expected to bow to public at Los Angeles Auto Show

Cadillac will be bringing some serious horsepower to the Los Angeles Auto Show this year in the form of the Cadillac ATS-V Coupe and its racing cousin, the ATS-V.R.

Revealed today at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, the Cadillac ATS-V.R looks to continue campaigning in the US with a very similar paintjob to the outgoing CTS-V.R. It also looks the business underneath the paint as well, with a stellar-looking widebody and the massive, functional rear wing. It would look right at home in the JGTC.

We don’t have any official specs on the car as of yet, though we expect to hear all about them next week in LA. Until then, here’s some video and pictures for you to check out, including a teaser for the ATS-V.

Update: Cadillac just dropped all the specs on the ATS-V.R and released an illustration.

Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Racecar

Cadillac ATS-V.R Specifications


Cadillac ATS-V.R


Reinforced eight-point welded roll cage; carbon fiber hood, deck-lid, front fenders, doors, rear fenders


LF4.R 3.6L, Twin-Turbo V-6 with production aluminum block and heads, up to 600 HP@7400 RPM torque 520 ft-lb (unrestricted), developed and built by GM Powertrain

Fuel supply

120 liter (31.7 gallons) fuel cell

Engine management

Bosch MS5.1, programmable


BorgWarner EFR Series twin-turbochargers, boost set to FIA specifications


Carbon fiber with integral high-capacity water-to-air-intercoolers


Side exit direct exhaust from turbos, no mufflers


Xtrac sequential six-speed rear-mounted transaxle; steering wheel-mounted paddle shift; no lift shift; limited slip differential with 3.13 final drive

Traction control

Electronic, driver adjustable


Brembo, six-pot front with 380mm rotor, four pot rear with 355mm rotor; Bosch ABS M4 controls with driver-adjustable modes


Three-way Penske adjustable shocks, front and rear independent SLA suspension


Reinforced production unibody with race-designed safety cage


Close-ratio foot pedal box, accelerator, brake, clutch pedals


ZF hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion steering


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

Aero kit

Carbon fiber five-piece aero kit including side skirts, front splitter, fascia and dive planes, rear diffuser and rear bumper cover

Dry weight (lb/kg)

2,900 /1,315

Other features

Motorola two-way radio; Pratt & Miller-developed side-impact-reducing crush box, carbon fiber custom-molded cool seat and competition driver air conditioning system; Willans six-point racing driver seat belts; dash display rearview cameras

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