Cadillac ATS-V: Even more powerful than GM anticipated

Cadillac estimated that the twin-turbo V-6 in the upcoming 2016 ATS-V would make 455 horses. SAE testing found nine more. Sweet!

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We have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of ever since we caught wind of its estimated specs: A twin-turbo 3.6-liter V-6 sending an estimated 455 horses and 445 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels, all in a handy, -sized package. Turns out, the good news gets even better: SAE testing confirms that the muscular makes nine more horses than GM originally estimated, a certified 464 ponies in total. Nice!

That's not just internet rumor, either. A Cadillac spokesman confirmed the new power rating for the upcoming performance coupe and sedan. The engine's official torque rating stays the same at 445 lb-ft. Our at Cadillac said the company isn't revising its acceleration or top-speed estimates to reflect the nine newfound horses, so the 3.9-second 0-60 estimate stands, as does the 185-mph estimated top speed.

We'll have to wait to find out what our testing uncovers. Believe us, we're dying to slide behind the wheel of the ATS-V and see what does in our hands. Between , an eight-speed auto or a six-speed stick, and no artificial speed limiter to contend with, the ATS-V looks to be a knockout.

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