: Cadillac News: Rumormill: Mooted Cadillac flagship could be mid-engined sports car



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01-07-11, 12:10 PM
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Car and Driver (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/car+and+driver) is reporting that the often-reported Cadillac flagship (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/cadillac+flagship/) is at a crossroads. There have been many rumors that the planned range-topper will wind up as a rear-wheel drive, high-end luxury sedan slotting above the production version of the XTS Platinum (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/24/report-cadillac-xts-confirmed-for-production/) (the concept version of which is shown above). Now C/D has apparently been hearing whispers that it may in fact show up as a mid-engined sports car.

While the thought of a luxurious, mid-engined ZR1 (http://www.autoblog.com/model/zr1) sounds appealing, we'll file this in the don't-hold-your-breath category. Although, if the company is brassy enough to build the ultra low-volume CTS-V Sport Wagon (http://www.autoblog.com/model/cts-v-sport-wagon), then perhaps anything is possible.


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[Source: Car and Driver (http://blog.caranddriver.com/more-details-on-future-cadillac-flagship-could-be-mid-engine-sports-car/)]Rumormill: Mooted Cadillac flagship could be mid-engined sports car (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/01/07/rumormill-mooted-cadillac-flagship-could-be-mid-engined-sports/) originally appeared on Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com) on Fri, 07 Jan 2011 11:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds (http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/).



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andrewschenk
01-07-11, 06:43 PM
rumors that a mid engine 'vette was in development hit the web a few months ago, but were squashed by GM pretty early on. seems now the mistake was assuming it was for Corvette.