Cadillac President de Nysschen Says There Is Room For ‘Halo Performance Car’ In Lineup7
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.
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Yes and with the C8 coming it will be much easier to get approved than it would have other wise.
Look for GM to do much like Audi and Lamborghini did with the new aggressive Lambo along with the Audi R8. Even with both cars on the same platform few realize they share much as each as its own personality.
I think this will be a very nice over-the-top supercar that will have the refinement like the rest of the Cadillacs with firm but supple ride quality that can be driven every day.
This thing will be gorgeous without a doubt.
Great news! No doubt this car will set the tone for the whole cadillac line up, it’s always nice to have a halo car to inspire the rest of your line up with design cues from it. Happening a lot in the industry and there’s no reason why cadillac can’t either
Like music to our ears…..These are the things Mr. de Nyscchen and crew need to utter more if they want to build and maintain stronger brand interest! To think that plans for such a vehicle have been in the works so long ago is fascinating insight into what GM’s intent with the brand was. This ought to leave no excuse for GM not to deliver with these vehicles should they be developed and sold on the market.
Keep in mind this car is not going to set the tone but it will attract much attention to the technology they have and the products in the show room.
While most people will not come in to see an ATS they will come in to see an Sports car they never would buy and discover the other product while they are there.
This formula has worked for years.
Good point, I was just thinking in the way BMW and Mercedes imply there design strategy they mostly set there new designs on there top of the line cars then trigger it down to the entry level vehicles, it kind of sets the tone of design language for the rest of the line up
In the way Mercedes has the Maybach , I can see Cadillac wanting a vehicle like that . Plus it could showcase what Cadillac can do and some of the options would eventually trickle down to the other vehicles in their portfolio . Cadillac has always been known to be the best from GM . Its time to recapture that , and it can only be done by creating a vision of where they want to go . Not by trying to keep up but by standing on its own . With the right team in place it can be done .