The fastest car in General Motors’ portfolio is the 200 mph 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, but with the mid-engined C8 Chevrolet Corvette on its way, we’re sure that’s subject to change. Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen also sees a place for a similar high-performance supercar in his product lineup, telling Fox News such a product “will come.”
Fox references Bob Lutz’ recent Road & Track article in which he says he “first saw rough plans for a mid-engine Corvette around 2003,” along with a similar Cadillac XLR replacement. This wasn’t long after the debut of the 750 horsepower, V12-powered mid-engined Cadillac Cien concept, which was on the cards until the program ran out of money.
For now, de Nysschen is remaining realistic. He recognizes Cadillac has “obviously glaring gaps” in its portfolio, including a sub-compact car, more SUVs and a true awe-inspiring flagship passenger car. He says Cadillac “can not do everything at the same time. There is a limit on engineering capacity,” but a high-performance car will arrive eventually.