The eccentric standard Austin (Texas), going beyond the stereotypes that could passfor a parody. To the South of the city Congress, for example, you get the juice of cabbage, fried chicken, tacos and breakfast is not a food truck, but the common foods of air and food containers. The local thrift store shares a wall with American Apparel, and everyone claims do not to notice that the hippie counter culture is financed by$20 quaffing cocktails pilot Range Rover.
Power and performance
The quirky atmosphere is so pervasive that it is normal here. What is really strange inAustin is naughty, shameless indulgence and capitalism without trying to keep Austinweird. As a $63 660 sport cut of a mark which is so tragically unhip people move toNew York with the hope that the taxi acceleration spray with trendiness and relevance.
If you put more than actions in what is good what is fashionable, however, you needto know about the 2016 Cadillac ATS – V, a challenger BMW hp 464 capable of finallycapturing that Cadillac has continued for 13 years of success. With the ATS – V coupeand sedan, Cadillac has mastered the complete set of performance, style and joy ofdriving. In reaching this conclusion, we have made the cut ATS – V in the heart of theTexas Hill Country, 180 miles southwest of the capital of the State through Sabinal, population 1695, where we lost the annual Festival of feral pigs and fair crafts of asingle day. The display panel showing that a man midflight grew as he resisted from ashaggy pig recalled that there are really weird parts of Texas well outside the city limits.
You arrive at Hill Country roads is flat and fast. There is a road with a limit of 85 mph,in addition to 75 mph two lane with curves that could drive a pick up of legal speeds.Other curves are so long and friendly we have quietly thrown with a speed of threedigits. The main attraction is a network of narrow curves and undulations rollercoastercarved in the State of Texas in the lunar landscape of limestone and granite. You haveto work to find a boring way here, although there is a little more fun routes 335, 336and 337, deftly marks so that local service stations can sell T shirts declaring I rodethe three sisters.
Engine and models
The ATS – V is the product of a small team with velocity encoded in the genes of itsmembers. On weekends, you can find different engineers race of the third and fourthgeneration of the Chevrolet Camaro against each other in local competition of SCCA. Chief Engineer Tony Roma was previously responsible for the program for the CamaroZL1. It is not surprising then that the ATS – V borrows a few tricks (and parties) thespeed of shops of Corvette and Camaro of GM, including electronic differentialcontrolled limited slip, magnetorheological dampers and performance Traction management system.
Tour, sport and how to follow the direction of massage of calibration, mapping of thethrottle, shock absorber and behavior. There are more options for control of stability there is the engine cylinders. The launch control, no change of lift and rev matchinglogic give with the six speed manual can combat pallets shift time measured inmilliseconds.
Top right V of the indicators are improved which leaves room for improvement. Left optional handful of seats Recaro and Michelin tires.
For all the possibilities of controlled by computer, however, the ATS – V made aunique impression, regardless of settings. Instant turns, turns balanced and palpablesense of direction is the virtues of the car, not the electronics. Here, it helps improveperformance only the goodness intrinsic of the car rather than to catch up with thebad behavior, as many systems torque vectoring do. There where mostmanufacturers accelerate tip in throttle to simulate the sensation of a faster car insport mode, Cadillac slows the progression of the gas under the track to make it moreeasy modulation. Thanks to dampers magnetic suspension that regulate more quicklyand with greater bandwidth than adapting traditional shock, only compression andrebound repress all movements of the body.
Topography of world class in the country of the hills is pavement compromised thirdworld best described as suspended in a bituminous adhesive of coarse gravel. Theseroads do not support the 0.97 g of grip, that we measured on the skidpad, although you can still see the obedient framework.