As we know, the 2016 Cadillac CT6 is far from the only vehicle that the 112-year-old brand has up its sleeve.
In total, the company has already approved the launch of eight vehicles, five of which will be all-new. While we can piece together how the majority of those vehicles will take shape, some of them are still shrouded in a fog of mystery.
Now, Cadillac has pulled the curtain back on yet another of its upcoming vehicles: a two-seat sports car.
Speaking with AutoGuide at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen said the brand would “ultimately” add a sports car to the lineup. Just don’t expect it anytime soon.
GM Exec VP Mark Reuss also chimed-in on the topic at NYIAS 2015.
“The brand’s got to be ready to do something like that. Right now it’s not. I don’t think doing a car like that is going to change the brand image today, either,” Reuss said to us in a group interview.
“That would be my last product,” said de Nysschen, indicting the brand is currently focused on other areas, like the CT6. In other words, it’s simply not a priority. This pretty much puts the idea of a mid-engine two-seat supercar currently being developed for Cadillac on ice.
While the mustachioed Caddy boss didn’t provide much else on the topic, he did say that a large RWD coupe like the Elmiraj concept is not in the cards. Which makes us sad.
“We will not produce Elmiraj,” he said to AG. “I think its done a fantastic job of igniting peoples’ imagination around Cadillac and many of the design cues are finding their way into he latest expression of the Art and Science design.”
Despite the extended time frame, this it still promising news. After all, de Nysschen is also the guy that helped launch the Audi R8. And that car arguably helped tip Audi into the success it’s enjoying today.
Though the details remain unclear, one thing is for certain: The 640hp CTS-V is clear proof that a well-heeled Cadillac certainly isn’t unavailable.