• Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
  • Image Credit: Chris Doane Automotive
Our spy photographers just snapped the first photos of a prototype 2015 Cadillac ATS-V coupe out testing, and it appears that the BMW M4 will face some stiff competition. This is also our best look at a coupe version of the ATS, which we've spotted before wearing much more camouflage.

The ATS-V coupe, powered by a 400+ horsepower twin-turbocharged V6, has a more aggressive front end than the regular ATS, with a much larger lower air intake and chin spoiler - maybe even a power bulge hidden under the camo. An odd-looking grille with vertical bars hides behind the camouflage, though our spy photographer says General Motors has been equipping prototypes with fake grilles lately. Through the camo we can also make out either a set of foglights or extra air intakes on either side of the front bumper.

The car looks to be slightly lower with wider fenders, which fit a wider wheel-and-tire setup, but the wheels are test units that we'd be surprised to find on the production model. Within the wheels we can make out large brake calipers with solid rotors.

The pair of double-barrel exhaust pipes emitted a "healthy" note, according to our photogs, though much of the rear end is heavily camouflaged. The disguise does seem to be hiding a trunk lid spoiler, however.

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      ghetto2315
      • 1 Year Ago
      BMW M4 MERCDES-BENZ C63 AMG CADILLAC ATS-V AUDI RS5 LEXUS RC-F So many good choice coming in the near future!
      Bobby
      • 1 Year Ago
      ATS-V coupe, RC-F, M4, next generation C AMG coupe. I am so excited for performance coupes.
      KaiserWilhelm
      • 1 Year Ago
      Has GM confirmed that it will be a Turbo V6? I don't remember seeing anything official regarding that.
      bookemd
      • 1 Year Ago
      This looks good. But they need a hardtop convertible as well. They need product in the showroom.
        From The Back Seat
        • 1 Year Ago
        @bookemd
        Convertible - yes. A hard-top convertible - no. Hard-top convertibles add too much weight/cost/complexity and sacrifice trunk space as well as look just plain ugly. It is unfortunate that BMW did not learn this lesson with the last generation 3-series convertible as the new 4-series will be a hard-top convertible as well, and is the worse for it. Audi and Mercedes (save for the SL and SLK) know enough to avoid the bain that is the hard-top convertible. A well designed soft top saves weight and can look fantastic.
          bookemd
          • 1 Year Ago
          @From The Back Seat
          Any convertible adds weight. I think style is subjective. To each their own.
          Winnie Jenkems
          • 1 Year Ago
          @From The Back Seat
          The inevitable giant panel gaps on a hard top convertible make it a non-starter for me
      Stinkyboy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cabrio is coming.
      Ron
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sign me up for a white one !
      BGJ
      • 1 Year Ago
      Am I the only one that thinks it's strange there is a 2015 ATS-V coupe when there isn't even a regular ATS coupe in production yet? Not to mention GM hasn't announced when the ATS-V sedan would begin production and the sedan has been out for a year already. Seems like the coupe would be a 2015, and the V at least a year later.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      VDuB
      • 1 Year Ago
      A coupe? Ew.. who drives coupes anymore. So impractical.
        Txdesign
        • 1 Year Ago
        @VDuB
        Not everyone wants an SUV or pickup. Hope it will have a manual option - how's that for impractical? Now go pick up your kids in your minivan.
          The Wasp
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Txdesign
          I find it comical that you listed 3 vehicle types with far more cargo space than VDuB's ideal 'practical' vehicle (I'm assuming he's a fan of the VW Jetta stationwagon). If he's a VW Routan guy...well, then I am mistaken and we both have a bit of soul-searching to do.
          Txdesign
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Txdesign
          Wasp, On most roads in the US you will find a boatload of trucks, SUVs and minivans before you ever see a wagon. I am actually a big fan of wagons, but I find it difficult to understand how you got that from the OP.
        Dave
        • 1 Year Ago
        @VDuB
        So right VDub, I mean like how are your 2 screaming kids and your mother in law gonna git in the car? You can't expect that fat cow to squeeze behind a seat.
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @VDuB
        Somewhere out there, there's a car lot full of gray Camries, Corollas, and crossovers just waiting for you roll up in your current, hapless clunker to stake your claim. Pretty much every other car on the road is some boring, fwd sedan in some shade of gray, so what are you complaining about VDuD?
        Shiftright
        • 1 Year Ago
        @VDuB
        Go away and be boring somewhere else
        General No Name
        • 1 Year Ago
        @VDuB
        Coupes are crap!
          Chris
          • 1 Year Ago
          @General No Name
          Then go away you jackass!! There's more than enough sedans out there for you to choose from, so you have no real reason to complain.
      Anonymous
      • 1 Year Ago
      Stiff is right. Those hard lines on the coupe are right out of the 1981 model year. Someone forgot to tell Cadillac stylists that the 80's are not coming back. I'm sticking with BMW and Audi.
        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Anonymous
        Sh*t. If I could get a 1980s compact Cadillac with 400hp, I would gladly take that over a modern BMW/Audi poseurmobile, assuming they updated the interior and gadgets a bit.
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Anonymous
        Uh, no they are not. Car companies in general started going back to harder lines in the earlier part of the last decade because people got tired of everything looking like a damn jellybean. Now, show me a Cadillac from the 80s that looked anything like this, and I'll show you a pink elephant.
        1STH
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Anonymous
        CIMARRON!
          Chris
          • 1 Year Ago
          @1STH
          If the Cimarron were a RWD coupe with 400+ hp and looked anything like this, I doubt it be looked back upon as one of the greatest blunders in GM history. Now, I don't know how I can possibly sugarcoat this, so I'm just going to say it. EPIC FAIL!! Thanks for coming out and playing. Better luck next time.
      Terry Actill
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sick to death of pointless shi**y vehicles like this from ANY manufacturer. Who the hell wants to spend $$$ on something this useless? I cannot see this selling at all.
        BG
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Terry Actill
        Well that's an odd comment. An American manufacturer is finally making some exciting cars and you complain about them? Anything (almost) is better than the cookie-cutter crossovers and CUVs that you see all over suburbia, gated McMansion ghettos, and Cosco parking lots. We need more automotive creativity like this.
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Terry Actill
        I think you're on the wrong site then. Go find one that's dedicated to boring, FWD sedans and crossovers if it bothers you that much. I think you'll find that many of us on here are sick of mundane appliances, in any shade of gray, and would rather read about something more exciting. If it's not for you then fine. Go somewhere else. Personally, I suspect that you may have other issues after reading your hateful comment. It's Saturday. Find a bar, and maybe a drunk girl. It's alright.
          Chris
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chris
          I just don't get people who come to auto enthusiast sites and complain about sporty cars, especially when they have always been the exception and not the rule. It's as though people like Terry Grisby are threatened by such fine automobiles, and have this fear that everyone is going to grow some wild hair on their butt and splurge on a new sporty RWD coupe, making them feel left out in their champaign colored Honda Accords. Or, they're just jealous...
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Chris
          [blocked]
        jtav2002
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Terry Actill
        What kind of vehicles SHOULD Caddy be making then? Maybe they should bring back the Cimmaron and the Catera. Those were sweet rides.
      1STH
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cimarron Coupe!
        Jase
        • 1 Year Ago
        @1STH
        I forget who was running GM at the time, but the actual story on the Cimarron was with all the brand heads sitting around the table discussing what their version of the new Chevy was going to look like, price point, etc. - everybody except the Cad honcho, who thereupon launched into a great spiel about what Cadillac could do with it, capturing market share, etc., and that Caddy didn't have a small entry car in their lineup. He was so compelling in this that the other managers rallied behind him, yeah, sure, it won't hurt our brand, it's a different market target. So GM agreed to it. And, then, as they were all walking out of the conference room, the GM head puts his arm around the Cad manager's shoulders and said, "Well, good job, you did a great job. You got the new car, but I have to warn you, I don't think you'll be happy - it's just not a Cadillac-grade car." Ya think?
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jase
          [blocked]
        • 1 Year Ago
        @1STH
        [blocked]
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