Cadillac has built the ATS-V with one unique goal: To kill the venerable BMW M3. This is a goal that has never been set by any global automaker ever, anywhere. Have they succeeded? Read on for our EXCLUSIVE conclusion.

(Full Disclosure: No, we didn't drive the ATS-V. We have driven the M3. Basically, what we're doing is giving you the conclusion to the big feature in June's issue of Motor Trend/Car and Driver/Road & Track/Automobile/Cat Fancy now so you don't have to wait.)

Is the ATS-V better than the M3? Nope. But they're closer than ever! Watch your back, BMW.

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