If shoehorned inside the Cadillac with no power modifications, that naturally aspirated LS7 could produce the same crushing 505 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque as in the current track-taming Camaro. Its new name? MT suggests it’ll be known as the ATS-V+.
Admittedly, many fans would have hoped for the Corvette’s supercharged LT4 V8 under the hood of an ATS-V+. Those fans will get their wish in a way, but will have to spec-up one rung to the 2016 CTS-V, which does tote the 6.2-liter ‘Vette engine. According to MT, fans of rowing their own gears will be able to find a seven-speed manual in the ATS-V+, complementing an eight-speed automatic and followed by a dual-clutch unit later in its life.