Of course, the carmaker's ATS-V also features chrome and some classic Cadillac design cues. But take just one look at the 5500 euro Carbon Black Sports package and you can see why the 'V' stands for the ATS' high performance version. This vehicle can easily give American muscle cars like the Camaro and Corvette a run for their money.
The ATS-V is powered by a V6 engine with an output of 346 kilowatts. Its buyers shouldn't be too environmentally conscious or cash-strapped, as official fuel consumption is 11.6 liters per 100 kilometers. And it's bound to be even higher in real-life conditions.
The ATS-V also comes with Cadillac's Magnetic Ride Control. This adaptive damping system constantly monitors road conditions using electronic sensors and quickly adjusts the suspension accordingly.
The Cadillac flies from 0 to 100 kilometers an hour in 3.9 seconds and rounds curves with ease. That makes it competition for BMW's M3 and Mercedes' AMG C63.
Unlike its German competitors, carbon ceramic brakes aren't an option with the ATS-V. Still, the ones supplied by Italian brake specialists Brembo do a fine job.
Thanks to its tires, which were custom-made for the ATS-V, the American model keeps a firm grip on the road -- even when accelerating out of turns.
Inside, performance meets luxury. There's magnesium paddle shifters and piano black trim. Drivers can recharge their cell phones on a hidden, wireless charging mat. The seats are made from faux suede & leather.
And this prestigious powerhouse can be had for a starting price of just under 70-thousand euros here.