Okay, so what if it is Friday night? We’re onto something. If the title wasn’t enough to give you a clue, here’s our short but sweet bold-ass prediction of what we’re noticing that the rest of the automotive media seems to be missing:
The latest spy photos of an extremely cloaked sedan roaming outside the safety of GM’s Milford Proving Grounds has been speculated to be the full-sized Epsilon II-based Cadillac XTS. While we would all like to see what GM has been doing with the next addition to the Caddy lineup, the car in the photographs posted on Autoblog simply does not match up to the proportions of the XTS we saw at the 2010 North American International Auto Show, which essentially was a show car, in the same way the Chevrolet Cruze Hatch on display in Paris was a show car.
Secondly, when observing General Motors vehicles from all over the World for hints on just what in tarnation this mystery machine could be, the proportions and shape that seem to match the vehicle best is the Holden VE Series II Statesman — the Zeta platform-based, rear-wheel-drive sport sedan that its smaller brother, the Commodore, branched off into North America as the late Pontiac G8.
Couple that with what Motor Trend reported last November — confirming that a Zeta-based sedan will re-emerge in the U.S. market as a Chevrolet — and what we’ve got here is some seriously hard evidence that a Zeta sedan will indeed show up within the Chevrolet lineup, probably one or two years from today, considering that the vehicle is currently in its Integration Vehicle Engineering Release (IVER) stage. Long live the G8.