When rumors swirled early this year that we wouldn’t see the production version of the Cadillac ELR until next year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, we were skeptical. It just seemed too far out. And go figure, our gut instincts were on point once again, as the Wreath and Crest just released a teaser photo of the ELR prior to the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
From what we can tell, the ELR is basically a Cadillac Converj with functional mirrors. This means two doors, the latest Voltec plug-in powertrain, front-wheel-drive, and a design that would make an F-117 Nighthawk blush. It should make a great rival to the BMW i8, and command a higher sticker price than the Chevrolet Volt — but not as much as the Tesla Model S. We’ve definitely been looking forward to the ELR’s unveiling, but we think it’s safe to say that it will not steal the show from the 2014 Corvette C7.