Will something like a Cadillac mid-engine supercar ever happen? If we’re to read between the lines of the subtle hints and quotes given by the brand’s top executives, it would have to be practically all but official. As to when something like a Cadillac mid-engine supercar will ever happen, well, it certainly won’t be tomorrow. Or a few years from tomorrow. Needless to say, the storied Cadillac brand has a lot more important, volume-oriented models to develop before designers and engineers get around to an Acura NSX and/or Audi-R8-fighting halo car. Crossovers come to mind, as does a true flagship large sedan.
Beyond 2020, when Cadillac is expected to have no less than four crossovers and likely some new passenger car additions such as a sub-ATS model and a flagship above the CT6, is likely when we could see a mid-engine supercar. To help envision what such a machine could look like, we exclusively partnered with RM CarDesign, and borrowed elements from the latest Art & Science design language. Some key elements to point out are the tear-drop LED lights inspired by the 2016 Cadillac CT6, while the monochrome badge on the front grille was inspired by the crest emblems on the sides of every new Cadillac vehicle. The design also incorporates flying buttresses behind the doors for a more aggressive aerodynamic look, while the glass rear window both delivers functional visibility and a showcase to the engine of the vehicle.
We’ll leave what could be powering this mid-engine Cadillac supercar design up to your imagination. Though we envision a revolutionary engine, likely an all-new Cadillac DOHC twin-turbo V8, paired with the most advanced electric hybrid system GM can produce. Of course, that claim is just as speculative as the rendering itself. Let out your thoughts in the comments below.