In 2016 the Cadillac ATS-V took the sporty powerful performance that debuted in the CTS V-Sport's LF3 engine and ferociously baptized it in a full Cadillac "V-Series" make-over.
Outfitting the engine with much larger turbo internals and better cooling, all while booting it up to a quick snappy Hydra Matic 8L90 riding on the same magnetic GM Alpha suspension system. The ATS-V took no prisoners. The smaller, quicker, punchier sibling to the CTS V-Sport revealed itself beautifully with its ferocious 464 horsepower LF4 engine, which we now know is capable of numbers upwards of 700 horsepower on its own stock internals with Schmidty Tuning. The ATS-V demonstrates itself like a pit bull at the drag strip, and with out question is Cadillac's greatest tunable track performer.
Recently Cadillac revealed the ATS-V's predecessor the 2022 CT4 V-Series Blackwing which also sports the swift LF4 engine with a few reconfigurations such as an equal distanced air intake system likened to a certain Schmidty Recommended aftermarket performance company's ATS-V intake. So, does anything make the ATS-V superior to its new Blackwing brother? Yes, one major factor: tuning!
We may never know if GM's new Global B controlled ECU's will ever be cracked for fully complete aftermarket performance tuning of the Blackwing, as well as other newer GM makes and models. Many, very much so doubt a tunable near future.
This is why the ATS-V is the go-to choice for owners looking to unleash the LF4's true potential hidden away by stock tuning, and no one does it better than Schmidty!
With our services, this vicious machine can see 10 seconds in the quarter mile with a "tune-alone", or can barrel down the track like a missile with 650+RWHP in only 9 seconds with flex fueling modifications and downpipes!
Team Schmidty Tuning ATS-V carving & dominating a road course track.