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    I'm in the TT V6 corner.

    The ATC V competition is BMW M3, The MB C63 AMG, and the Audi S4.

    Both the BMW and the MB have V8 engines with 414/451 HP. The S4 has a supercharged V6 with 333 HP.

    It would seem like a no brainer to stuff a new LT1 in the ATS V and put 450 HP on tap. But I think the twin turbo V6 can make as much or more HP and provide better mileage that the V8. Both the BMW and MB have EPA ratings of 20 or less on the hwy. Not sure what an LT1 in the ATS V will return but the TT V6 ought to do better than all of them - except maybe the S4.
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    Guess I'm old school. To me, there's nothing like the feeling of a V8 under the hood, whether or not it's supercharged...

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    I'm with Rod on this. Being it will no doubt be limited production, V-8 should be used.

    We already own a twin-turbo V6 in our 2010 Ford Taurus SHO.

    It's got plenty of power, but I miss the throaty sound of a V-8!!



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    I'm with Cubby, it should be a V8. Even though the V6 may be better for weight distribution and therefore handling, I'm just not a big turbo fan (terrible pun, I know) = more moving parts, takes up all the space a V8 takes, unproven, not the same sound. I've the VVT V6 in my CTS with the performance package and there's plenty of torque etc to make playing with the 6 speed fun, but the V8 in the XLR-V is just better.

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    Seriously? V6? I know, there a plus points... but the sound of the V8 alone (cubby knows what I'm saying here)... mmmmm. Hey V6 fans, your opinion is valid - however wrong it may be. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damo View Post
    Seriously? V6? I know, there a plus points... but the sound of the V8 alone (cubby knows what I'm saying here)... mmmmm. Hey V6 fans, your opinion is valid - however wrong it may be. ;-)
    I'm guessing that the new 420 HP TT V6 that is in the new CTS Vsport will be the ATS V engine. The audio of the Vsport when passing the camera car sounded pretty good. There's a video of that in one of the CTS threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuna View Post
    I'm guessing that the new 420 HP TT V6 that is in the new CTS Vsport will be the ATS V engine. The audio of the Vsport when passing the camera car sounded pretty good. There's a video of that in one of the CTS threads.
    Can't find the post, let me know if you see it again. I'd love to be proven wrong... I'd even hook it up to a proper sound system to be fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damo View Post
    Can't find the post, let me know if you see it again. I'd love to be proven wrong... I'd even hook it up to a proper sound system to be fair.
    The more I think about this, the more I think the clip was posted on Autoweek's site. I'll see if I can find the link to it.
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