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.
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