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More Extreme V-Series Cadillacs May be on the Way

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More Extreme V-Series Cadillacs May be on the Way

2016 Cadillac CTS-V

2016 Cadillac CTS-V (Credit: © Cadillac)

According to a report, Cadillac is considering creating more insane versions of its V-Series models aimed at the Mercedes Black Series.

This report comes via {Car and Driver} who spoke with Cadillac officials at a media launch for the ATS-V. When asked about a Mercedes-AMG Black Series competitor, chief engineer, Dave Leone, said, “We might have something down the road that is a little bit more aggressive.” An unidentified source later clarified that statement by saying this model would debut in 2017.

As it stands today, Cadillac has two all-new V-Series models in the ATS-V and the CTS-V. Both models blow the lid clean off their respective segments, in terms of power. The smaller ATS-V checks in with a tidy 464 horsepower from its twin-boosted 3.6-liter V-6, while the CTS-V punches out an incredible 640 horsepower from its 6.2-liter supercharged V-8, giving them both the power needed to trump most of their competitors.

2016 Cadillac ATS-V

2016 Cadillac ATS-V (Credit: © Cadillac)

The direction that these new, more performance-oriented versions will go is to make the models more track tuned instead of significantly faster. This means added downforce, a lighter and more rigid body, reduced unsprung weight, wider wheels and rubber, a retuned suspension, and a lighter interior. All of these updates will help make these models more agile and maybe a touch faster than the standard V-Series cars.

Cadillac has been on a tear as of late, thanks to its two latest V-Series models. Sure, they may not result in huge upticks in sales, but they will help the brand’s image. Adding these even more honed-in V-Series models will only make things better. Oftentimes, Caddy is tossed aside when it comes to Mercedes, BMW, and Audi, but having a true performance line that can compete with the best the Germans have to offer will help it earn respect.

For now, this remains speculation, but the idea that Caddy is even thinking about taking aim at Mercedes’ Black Series should have the German automaker sweating a little.

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