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Los Angeles 2014 Preview: 2015 Cadillac ATS-V.R racecar revealed

Los Angeles 2014 Preview: 2015 Cadillac ATS-V.R racecar revealed image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Cadillac | posted November 17, 2014 14:50

Delivers up to 608 PS

Cadillac has released the first official photos of the 2015 ATS-V.R racecar which is set to enter competition in 2015.

The 2015 ATS-V.R is basically the racecar version of the upcoming 2016 ATS-V coupe. Cadillac says the racecar meets the international Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) GT3 specificiations which allows the 2015 ATS-V.R to compete in more than 30 GT series worldwide.

The 2015 Cadillac ATS-V.R

The racecar has an aggressive front design that features a dual-port grill, carbon fiber splitter, muscular bumper, wide fenders and ventilated hood. The 2015 ATS-V.R is also fitted with carbon fiber side skirts and rear bumper. It is finished off with a prominent rear wing and a black exterior paint.

The rear of the 2015 Cadillac ATS-V.R

However, Cadillac didn't elaborate the powertrain details of the 2015 ATS-V.R. From what we know, the racecar is powered by an LF4.R 3.6-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that delivers up to 608 PS and 704 Nm of torque.

The 2015 ATS-V.R along with the 2016 ATS-V coupe and sedean are expected to debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.