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  1. https://carbuzz.com/features/a-used-cadillac-elr-is-now-an-amazing-used-bargain At the time of its release, the Cadillac ELR was a highly flawed vehicle and the sales numbers are the proof. Fewer than 3,000 examples of these cars were ever sold but because the ELR was such a failure for Cadillac, you can now get a pretty cool looking, fairly luxurious, fuel-efficient coupe for less than the price of a new Toyota Prius. It may have been a failure when it was new but Cadillac's loss could be your gain when the ELR randomly gets recognized as a rarified classic.
  2. Confusingly, the CT5-V Blackwing won't have the Blackwing V8, it will have the LT4 or an updated variant. Marketing loves the Blackwing name so they plan to use it without the engine.
  3. https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a32882797/2020-cadillac-xt5-2-0l-fwd-by-the-numbers/ Despite a 264-pound advantage over the heavier V-6 Sport model, our front-wheel-drive 2.0-liter XT5 is, as you'd expect of the less powerful engine, considerably slower in a straight line. At a so-so 7.6 seconds, its 60-mph time is 1.5 seconds longer, and its 16.0-second quarter-mile pass at 87 mph trails the all-wheel-drive V-6 version's by 1.4 seconds and 9 mph. On paper the 2L should have a better torque profile until pretty far into the rev range, so something is off here.
  4. General Motors typically relies on 3D printing to help launch new vehicles, such as the first-ever mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the same technology played a critical role in helping the team transition from making vehicles to medical devices in a matter of days. View the full article
  5. I think the new 10 speed as in the Corvette is dual-clutch, but that probably bears some research. The advantage of dual clutch of course is near instantaneous shifting.
  6. https://www.autoblog.com/2020/06/17/2021-cadillac-ct5-v-blackwing-spied/ These latest spy shots reveal a couple of other new developments. For one, we get a really great look at the wheel and tire package on the car. It gets 305-section-width tires in back and 275-section-width rubber in front. The wide, staggered setup is no surprise considering that this car will very likely put out more than 640 horsepower. No Hood scoop.
  7. https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/car-technology/a32718026/what-happened-to-the-cadillac-blackwing-v-8/ Although the engine development resulted in a remarkable, interesting engine, Cadillac appears to have wasted a lot of money in the process and doesn't have any platforms to use it.
  8. General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced today at its annual meeting of shareholders the preliminary results of voting, representing 87 percent of shares eligible to be voted. View the full article
  9. Like countless other institutions that are contending with the results of the COVID-19 pandemic, automotive museums across the country have temporarily closed their doors to the public in the interest of health and safety. Many took the initiative to do so prior to the mandates ordered by state and local officials. That doesn’t mean there isn’t anything for enthusiasts to see or do while contending with social distancing. Several museums have already launched online virtual tours and new videos to help us pass the time, and sometimes to even get a look at things you can't see as a museum visit
  10. General Motors' flagship brand is taking the lead among its marques to go fully electric with its Cadillac electric cars portfolio. The company plans to proliferate its EV portfolio throughout the 2020s on the road to that goal, using the new Ultium system and common, flexible "skateboard" platform designed to offer driving range of more than 400 miles on some models. This means a new design language for Cadillac electric cars, or at least a design language heavily modified from the Escala concept influence found on conventional internal-combustion-powered
  11. I wondered something similar -- had they detuned to allow regular instead of premium? but no, still requires premium. The new LSY adds start/stop, and active fuel management vs the prior LTG 2L T, both of which do help fuel economy, but I should not impact power output. LSY 237 hp @ 5000 rpm, 258 ft-lb @ 1500-4000 rpm. LTG from ATS: 272 hp @ 5500 rpm, earlier 260 ft-lb at 1700-5500 rpm, later 295 ft-lb @ 3000-4600 rpm It also is possible the hp peak for the LSY is actually higher than 5000 and Cadillac is intentionally underrating it? I have not seen a factory dyno chart
  12. I agree - at least a real car guy in design. My position is that each car should be the best Cadillac the company can make. The only reason I can fathom to de-tune the new LSY 2L Turbo from 272 or 290 hp down to 237 hp is to separate it clearly from the up-market engine power level. They should instead be tuning the up-market engine where it should be -- so instead of tuning the LSY at 236 hp, tune it for 285 hp and the 3L turbo for 400 hp / 410 ft-lbs of torque. That said, I think the 3L Turbo is the more interesting engine. Although it is also tuned oddly, making 335 hp similar
  13. Well, here it is in all of its confusing glory...the 2020 CT5 which is replacing the previous CTS. Unfortunately the CT5 doesn’t seem to be a step forward for Cadillac, in fact, they made some pretty big mistakes with this model which are an apparent trap for consumers...In today’s Deep Dive we will cover everything you need to know about the new CT5 and it’s various trim and engine offerings.
  14. Classic Cadillacs only, including two 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertibles, a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado hardtop, a 1958 Cadillac Coupe Deville, a 1960 Cadillac Eldorado, a 1959 Cadillac Series 62 convertible, a 1970 Cadillac Coupe Deville & other classic Caddys. These Cadillacs were filmed at the MSRA Back to the 50s show in Saint Paul, Minnesota, also in Dallas, Texas & Ft. Worth, Texas. Other cars were filmed in Scottsdale, Arizona during the Goodguys car show. Some were filmed at the old Texas Classic Cars dealership & another at Streetside Classic Cars in Ft. Worth, Texas.
  15. Mostly a walk-around and discussion of design impressions.
  16. “Voodoo Gardner Special.” 1936-1948: 346 cubic inches (flathead) sourced for $50. 1951 Cunningham C1: Inspiration for Voodoo Gardner Special. Read more: https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/03/01/voodoo-magic-how-a-handbuilt-cadillac-powered-sports-car-was-built-from-scratch?refer=news&utm_source=edaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020-06-08
  17. We only got to drive the CT4-V this go around, but on the road, we found it strikes a near-perfect balance between luxury and performance. Its eagerness and athleticism never encroach on its luxury mission until you ask them to, whether you dial in your own drive mode profile — Cadillac calls it “My Mode” — or you simply reach for the one-click V-Mode option on the steering wheel. https://www.autoblog.com/2020/06/05/2020-cadillac-ct4-v-first-drive/ While the dual-volute turbocharger and large displacement deliver torque for days, the 2.7-liter feels a bit awkward when accelerating sl
  18. General Motors announced today it has designated $10 million to support organizations that promote inclusion and racial justice. An initial $1 million will go to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. View the full article
  19. Today, General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra joined the Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit chapter of the NAACP, Mike Duggan, mayor of Detroit, and the CEOs of eight Detroit companies at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center to speak against racism and injustice and commit to action and change. Here is the text of her remarks as delivered. View the full article
  20. This is a sales ad, but it also is a nice nostalgic walk-through of a 1978 Cadillac Coupe De Ville with 425 (7L) L33 OHC V8 (180 hp (134 kW) at 4000 rpm and 320 lb⋅ft (434 N⋅m) of torque at 2000 rpm). Available fuel injection added 15 hp to 195 hp that year. The torque peak at 2000 RPM shows what the 425 was tuned for.
  21. There was a period from the mid-1950s through the late 1960s when, it could be argued, General Motors was almost certainly building the best cars in the American market. Not only was the company the largest automaker in the world, it was also the biggest and one of the most influential corporations of any kind. GM had a swagger about it, a swagger that was backed up by an ambitious and comprehensive product line that offered something for every member of the car-buying public. https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2020/06/01/the-1960-cadillac-eldorado-biarritz-was-gms-best-when-gm-was-building
  22. This video is basically an info spot for George's service. He writes: I am a serious collector of vintage Cadillac Eldorados and personally have seven (7) in my collection. Due to the absence of commercially available solutions I began restoration of critical components for my own classic car collection that evolved into me assisting other collectors with valuable restored items while at the same time making new Eldorado friends all over the world.
  23. Schools may be winding down the remote-learning programs put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic, but parents, teachers and students everywhere are seeking new ways to keep minds active and inspired outside the classroom during the summer months. General Motors is lending support by releasing Electrifying Engineering, a free educational video series designed to foster ingenuity through hands-on activities, while educating kids about electric vehicle technology. View the full article
  24. Schools may be winding down the remote-learning programs put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic, but parents, teachers and students everywhere are seeking new ways to keep minds active and inspired outside the classroom during the summer months. General Motors is lending support by releasing Electrifying Engineering, a free educational video series designed to foster ingenuity through hands-on activities, while educating kids about electric vehicle technology. View the full article
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