2017 Cadillac ATS-V+ to borrow 7.0L LS7 V8 from the Camaro?

It’s being reported that Cadillac is working on a hotter version of the recently introduced ATS-V – the ATS-V+. Cadillac hasn’t confirmed the rumors, but the latest report claims that the ATS-V+ coupe and sedan will get a serious powertrain upgrade thanks to the Camaro Z/28.

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It’s being reported that Cadillac is working on a hotter version of the recently introduced ATS-V – the ATS-V+. Cadillac hasn’t confirmed the rumors, but the latest report claims that the ATS-V+ coupe and sedan will get a serious powertrain upgrade thanks to the Camaro Z/28.
According to Motor Trend, the ATS-V+ will be powered by the same 7.0L LS7 V8 as the Chevy Camaro Z/28 and the last-generation Corvette Z06. The naturally-aspirated V8 generates 505 horsepower and 481 lb-ft. of torque in the Camaro Z/28. It’s not known if the engine could get some upgrades to squeeze out a bit more power.

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Related: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Debuts in LA with 455-HP

The 7.0L V8 will be mated to either an eight-speed automatic transmission or a seven-speed manual transmission. A dual-clutch transmission may be added later.

We could see the ATS-V+ debut as early as this fall at the Los Angeles Auto Show or next January in Detroit.

Source: Motor Trend