11: Cadillac ATS-V
In addition to the standard ATS being canceled, the V-Series is hitting the road as well. Cadillac positioned the V-Series as a companion to the popular CTS-V. The problem is that the market for these cars is already saturated and the ATS-V just didn’t offer much in the way of performance to justify its price tag. When you think of what a performance sedan should be, the ATV-V matches a lot of the characteristics. The 3.6-liter twin-turbo V-6 cranking out 464 hp is a great setup, but consumers crave a V8.
Part of the magic of the original CTS-V was the fact that you got Corvette’s power in a lightweight Cadillac. Nevertheless, the ATS-V will soon be a collector’s item and you might want to get one before it’s too late. GM performance sedans are quickly fading away and the ATS-V will be among the casualties.