GM Designers Imagine A Future Cadillac Supercar22
When the C8 Corvette was still under development, there was a small contingent of observers who maintained that the mid-engine sports car wasn’t going to be a ‘Vette, but rather a new Cadillac supercar. We now know this isn’t true, of course, but it’s hard not to wonder what could have been if General Motors decided the mid-engine sports car would be better as a Cadillac.
Now GM Design is giving us some more fodder for our imaginations with this official sketch for a fictitious Cadillac supercar. GM Design has been uploading various design sketches to its Instagram page in recent weeks, so this isn’t a sign that a mid-engine Cadillac sports car or supercar is on the way, but it’s interesting to see that Cadillac designers are spending their time on designs like this.
This mid-engine design appears to draw inspiration from the Cadillac Lyriq in the front, utilizing similar narrow LED daytime running lights and a similar air intake shape. There’s also no large grille openings in the front of the vehicle and no exhaust tips in the rear, suggesting that this unnamed Cadillac supercar has a battery-electric powertrain. Another interesting aspect of this design is the rear tailfin, which is reminiscent of the rear ‘sail’ on modern-day prototype race cars like the Cadillac DPi-V.R. This rear fin also integrates a third center brake light and is flanked on either side by a pair of narrow, vertically mounted LED taillights.
Also of note here is the Cadillac ‘V’ emblem on the front of the vehicle, which sits in place of the regular Cadillac crest. The rear of the vehicle does not feature a Cadillac crest, either, and is instead replaced by a text ‘Cadillac’ badge with spaced-out lettering.
This sketch was completed by GM Designer Tom Grech back in 2018. In its description for the sketch, GM Design said the supercar offers a “great mix of sheer surfaces and muscular forms,” resulting in a look that manages to be both aggressive and elegant.
Let us know if this Cadillac supercar design is a hit or a miss down below.
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Ahh,…..GM and their imagination – play doh for the dummies.
The main design is a “hit” but not practical. The roof height is too low! Most Cadillac buyers are seniors who need a tall roof and higher seats than the younger generation who have not reach the wealth level to buy any Cadillac. Have the designers increase the vehicle height and maybe it will become a “home run”.
What makes you think only seniors will be buying this if produced? This is a V type of vehicle.
I’ve seen V models that had a mixture of young, middle-aged and senior in the driving the Vs.
Well, the V model buyers must be sons of wealthy seniors! It still needs more height so the owners can drive with their senior parents as passengers.
Cadillac and Lincoln need to rethink the Luxury Brand Market.Everyone don’t want SUV’s cars are still hot news done the right way, this would make a nice EV to come out of Cadillac 1st.
GM has no clue. That’s awful and the anthesis of what Cadillac should do. Cadillac is not a sports car brand. Please GM, just sell Cadillac already.
You getting bend out of shape over a sketch? SMH
No side windows. Just call it a Camaro.
“This sketch was completed by GM Designer Tom Grech back in 2018.”
Next, GM will bring out all the doodles on napkins by the designers at the local cafeteria with Mary Bara recycled paper made by binary blobs./
Given the flexibility of General Motors new electric vehicle rolling chassis design, building a high performance super-car is a no brainer as all that is required is a more powerful electric motor.
Just change 90% of it to a actual usable vehicle and ready to go.
I will definitely like a Cadillac Cien EV
Looks like one of those flat robot vacuum cleaners.
It isn’t enough of a real car to give much styling information.
They are only smart in concept cars that never go to production
. where is the elmiraj ?? And many other concept cars that were never produced
Concept cars are just automotive frosting, brought forward from many late night bar napkins. Some of them are great art, but not too practical. Whenever they DO move into a production cycle, very little is left of the art.
Not true the Plymouth Prowler, Dodge Viper and FORD GT are all concepts that made it to market with minor changes
There is no need for a C8 version of the Cadillac. But this EV supercar or hyper-car by the looks of the design will be a good alternative between the two in limited numbers as an exotic.
But I will not lose sleep since this car is only a sketch. The Celestiq is more important and already been panned out.
I didn’t know cadillac had a high school arts division . how nice of them to give kids a chance to show thier work