Trackside with Cadillac’s new 464 horsepower ATS-V coupe and sedan

Now in its third generation, Cadillac’s sporty V Series is starting to expand. Where there was once just the hardcore CTS-V, now there’s a more street-focused CTS V Sport and the all new ATS-V. Cadillac tells us that this broadening of the range allows it to better focus its V Series vehicles on the needs of more specific sort of drivers. In the words of a Cadillac representative this week at an event at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, “the new ATS-V is more of a scalpel where the CTS-V is a sledgehammer.”

The idea here is that while the new, 640-horsepower CTS-V continues to grow into an ever more powerful brute in a suit, the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V can serve a different role as the brand’s driver’s car.

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