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Old 05-01-2017, 11:10 PM   #101
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The XLR failed because it's art and science design was not a sensual design. It's hard edge design found the fairer sex uninterested...

Meanwhile the early iteration Mercedes SL was sex on wheels...

Hence the failure of the XLR.
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Old 05-02-2017, 01:16 AM   #102
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The XLR failed because it's art and science design was not a sensual design. It's hard edge design found the fairer sex uninterested...

Meanwhile the early iteration Mercedes SL was sex on wheels...

Hence the failure of the XLR.
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I was not a fan of XLR design at first but I like them now. Why would they not build their top end performance caddy and vette at BG? Would they put the "ZR" engine in the caddy this time? Might scare off their target audience
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IMO, the Cadillac version should be something similar to the new NSX in order to find the audience they are looking for.


The fire-breathing version should come in under the moniker of the C8 Corvette.
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Old 05-02-2017, 01:26 PM   #105
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^^^ This is what Bob Lutz said back in Sept, 2016(not as an employee of GM in 2016, but as a former employee who work on future projects)

"Well, neither Chevrolet nor Cadillac "needs" a mid-engine car. A mid-engine Corvette would likely coexist with the regular model but be priced at least $30,000 to $40,000 higher, my guess, about $130,000 to $150,000. A logical assumption would be 700 to 750 hp, massive torque, and decent fuel economy. GM won't do it unless it's a world-beater, so we should expect it to suck the doors off all the Europeans (Veyron excluded) and the Ford GT, which, while a nice car, would soon seem poor value. A possible Cadillac execution would have to exceed the Corvette and would be priced higher. I'm all for it, and I definitely "need" at least the Corvette."

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