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2015 Cadillac ATS-V.R Race Car

Technical Specs
600 hp 520 lb-ft n/a 170 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type V6, Twin-Turbo Length n/a
Displacement 217 cu in (3564 cc) Width n/a
Power 600 hp (447 kW) @ 7400 rpm Height n/a
Torque 520 lb-ft (705 Nm) Dry Weight 2900 lb (1315 kg)
Redline n/a Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) n/a
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power n/a 60-0 mph Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed 170 mph (274 km/h)
Layout Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 6 Speed Sequential EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 315/680 R18 Manufacturer's Origin United States
Tire Size - Rear 325/705 R18 Base Price n/a
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Cadillac Unveils New ATS-V.R FIA GT3 Racer

Published: Sat Nov 15, 2014 by Marko P.  |  Source: Cadillac
The heart of the ATS-V.R is the LF4.R, the racing version of the Twin Turbo 3.6L 
V-6 in the Cadillac CTS Vsport.
The heart of the ATS-V.R is the LF4.R, the racing version of the Twin Turbo 3.6L V-6 in the Cadillac CTS Vsport.

Cadillac unveiled a 600-horsepower ATS-V.R race car built to the FIA GT3 specifications. It's set to enter competition in 2015.

The ATS-V.R is the racing extension of the upcoming 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe, which channels more than a decade of V-Series engineering experience into the brand's first compact performance model. The ATS-V Coupe debuts next week, along with the ATS-V sedan, at the Los Angeles Auto Show and arrives track-capable from the factory next spring.

The new, up-to-600-horsepower ATS-V.R will be able to potentially run in more than 30 different GT series around the world. Other marques in the FIA GT3 racing class include Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren and Porsche. The FIA is the governing body for worldwide motorsport, with the GT3 class representing a specific set of specifications for racing cars based on production models.

"The V-Series is the highest expression of Cadillac's rising product substance," said Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac president. "Elevating and expanding the V-Series is the next logical step in Cadillac's growth, including this new race car developed in GT3-specification, enabling us to pursue racing on a more global scale."

Engine from Cadillac CTS Vsport

The heart of the ATS-V.R is the LF4.R, the racing version of the Twin Turbo 3.6L V-6 in the Cadillac CTS Vsport. Specific technical upgrades for the GT3-spec race car include larger, twin BorgWarner turbochargers; increased capacity intercoolers; competition engine management and a direct, side-exiting exhaust. The lightweight aluminum block and heads are counterbalanced by a rear transaxle unique to the race car, giving the ATS-V.R a weight distribution of 49 percent front, 51 percent rear.

"This car sounds wicked and screams like it's ripping holes in the air. I love it," said Andy Pilgrim, Cadillac Racing driver. "We have paddle gear shifters for the first time, and I'm enjoying the new tools. The engine torque is remarkable, as always, pulling strongly out of the corners."

Aerodynamic Efficiency

Among the many modifications performed to meet FIA GT3 specifications, the fenders of the ATS-V.R were redesigned to contain FIA-mandated tire sizes. Other modifications include an aero kit that gives the ATS-V.R a strong stance, and a carbon fiber front splitter - complemented by corner-mounted dive planes - that provides frontal aerodynamics. A full under tray directs air beneath the car to the rear diffuser, which helps create a downforce-producing effect and plants the 18-inch racing tires to the track.

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