The Ford Mustang and Cadillac ATS-V are two of the most exciting sports cars today. The Mustang has been around for half a century—it debuted in 1964 as Ford’s first rear-wheel drive car since 1961. By contrast, the ATS-V is brand new, just released in 2019. It will be interesting to see how these two cars compare by the time we get to 2024.
Design & Style
If you’re looking for the most aggressive Mustang yet, this is it. The front end looks like a cross between the Mustang GT and Shelby GT500, with huge intakes in its lower fascia and a massive splitter that extends past its front wheels. It’s also got huge air vents on either side of its rear windshield, which will help keep things cool when driving hard.
The Cadillac ATS-V gets some sharp lines as well: Its hood sits higher than before, while its grille is wider than in previous generations-and it’s flanked by LED headlights that look almost like those found on Audi’s latest A8 sedan (which isn’t surprising considering both cars share parent company GM). There’s another set of LED lights at each corner of the car; these serve as turn signals when they’re lit up green but can also be used for brake lights if needed (like when someone cuts you off).
The Mustang is available in either a coupe or convertible body style. The ATS-V is only available as a sedan, so if you want to take the top down, you’re out of luck.
Both vehicles offer generous amounts of interior space for both driver and passengers alike. The Mustang has more headroom than its competitor due to its sloping roofline; however, it also sacrifices legroom thanks to its shorter wheelbase and overall length compared with Cadillac’s offering.
Technology & Safety
This is a no-brainer. The 2023 Ford Mustang is equipped with various safety features, including lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control. It also offers an optional camera-based system to detect other vehicles and pedestrians.
The Cadillac ATS-V has several available safety features, such as blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic braking at low speeds (in certain conditions). However, it doesn’t offer lane-keeping assist or adaptive cruise control like the 2023 Ford Mustang does-and these are important technologies for any car nowadays!
Performance is the most important factor in any sports car; these two vehicles are no exception. The 2023 Ford Mustang has a 2.3L V4 engine that produces 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain can go from 0-60 mph in 5 seconds flat and reach a top speed of 155 mph–not bad for an older model! On the other hand, the 2023 Cadillac ATS-V has a twin-turbocharged 464 hp V8 engine under its hood that allows it to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 3 seconds flat before reaching its maximum speed of 195 mph.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that the 2023 Ford Mustang wins this comparison. The Mustang is more fun to drive and has more power under the hood, but it’s also bigger and heavier than the ATS-V.
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