GM already hinting at a Cadillac ATS-V
General Motors made no secret that its coming 2013 Cadillac ATS is targeting the BMW 3-Series. Cadillac made weight, performance, and size calculations for the new ATS around the BMW-3 and the company feels like it hit all its targets. In a recent press release from General Motors, the company invokes the “V” moniker and is throwing around talk of racetrack performance.
Cadillac CTS-V Braking
One of the easiest bits to bolt onto an existing car like the 2013 Cadillac ATS to improve performance is brakes. Adapting an engine or new transmission is much more difficult and costly. By sourcing upgraded brakes from Brembo like those used on the current 2012 Cadillac CTS-V, GM adds almost no overhead to the existing car and can improve results measurably. Dan Sandberg, president and CEO of Brembo North America was quoted as saying “Performance, safety and style are the trademarks of all Brembo high-performance brake systems, whether on the road or on the track. With the Cadillac ATS, we see a perfect example of how Brembo’s advanced technology can be used to substantially improve the safety of what is already a great performance luxury sedan.” With the Brembo brake package Cadillac claims a best in class stopping distance from 60 mph of 129 feet.