Cadillac has been on fire with its new line of V-Series vehicles, which includes the insane CTS-V and ATS-V, but what looks great on paper doesn’t always equal success on the sales front. Well, we’ll find out soon enough if the ATS-V’s monstrous power numbers and track credentials are enough to draw buyers away from Bimmer, Audi, and Mercedes, as Cadillac has just announced that it has opened the order books for the powerful coupe and sedan. Additionally, buyers can jump online at www.cadillac.com starting in April 2015 and spec out their own ATS-V.
How much cash will you need to get one of these beasts in your garage? If you’re looking for four doors, it’ll run you $61,460, while the two-door model will run $63,660. These prices do not include dealer fees, delivery or options. Keep in mind that depending on the demand for the smaller of the V brothers, you may also run into the infamous “market adjustment” on the sticker price, which could easily push the price past the $70k mark.
There is no hard-set date for deliveries, but Cadillac does plan to start production in the spring of 2015.
For those who’ve been under a rock in recent months, the ATS-V is Cadillac’s newest performance monster, and it features a 3.6-liter twin-turbo V-6 that pushes out 455 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque. It comes standard with a six-speed manual that features no-lift-shift and delivers power exclusively to the rear wheels. Optionally, buyers can fit their V on with an eight-speed auto. This bonkers drivetrain gets the ATS-V to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 189 mph.
For buyers looking for a little extra performance on the track, Cadillac also offers an optional aerodynamics package that increases downforce to keep the ATS-V glued to the tarmac. You can also get an optional Performance Data Recorder to track all of your track antics and analyze them later.