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  • Secret C8 Key Fob??

    Looks like there may be a leaked image of a apparent "Cadillac" mid engine key fob floating around out there! could this be a decoy for a Corvette key fob instead of a Cadillac??
    this just threw my theory out the window.

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    https://jalopnik.com/what-the-hell-i...-ke-1830222830
    Last edited by John; 11-05-2018, 12:35 PM.

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    Controls for the frunk, trunk, and convertible top, along with remote start.

    I think the frunk button is very telling.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mobius View Post
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      Controls for the frunk, trunk, and convertible top, along with remote start.

      I think the frunk button is very telling.
      Exactly! the "Frunk" button says it all Mobius haha crazy

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      • #4
        This could be nothing, could be something very, very interesting? Looks like a “frunk” opening Key and a separate trunk opening key. A cousin version of the ME’s fob?

        Originally posted by Jalopnik
        What The Hell Is Going On With This Mystery Cadillac Key Fob?

        By Justin T. Westbrook


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        We know Cadillac is going through a bit of a reorganization at the moment, as it tries to walk back all the #brand stuff former CEO Johan de Nysschen has done over the last few years to focus on SUVs and crossovers. But this image sent to us of an alleged Cadillac key fob is absolutely bewildering as to what it kind of car they could be planning/
        Here’s the images an anonymous tipster sent Jalopnik over the weekend. We know it’s at least allegedly a Cadillac key because whoever took the photos kindly went through the trouble of flipping it over:


        Click image for larger version  Name:	60100DFB-24FC-4314-80F2-F1966523A25A.jpeg Views:	1 Size:	475.7 KB ID:	14686 Probably the clearest indication that something interesting is going on with this key is the button on the bottom. It shows a wedge-shaped car with the roof going down, suggesting the car could be some sort of targa top or convertible.

        It’s just weird because, as far as existing spy photos and announced product plans go, there’s been no hint yet that Cadillac is planning something like a convertible. It would also go against their current attempts to throw a bunch of new crossovers at consumers.

        But the roof-drop button isn’t the only weird part of the key. On the right, there is a press-twice-to-open button for what’s a trunk or even a hatch-like rear opening, which is pretty normal, and then next to that is a press-twice-to-open button for the hood.

        A typical current Cadillac key fob:

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        Unless Cadillac is being up front about the dim prospect of reliability of whatever this car’s engine is, it would seem more likely that, like the trunk button, the hood button would be for a storage area like a frunk.

        Jalopnik has run these images by its top experts, which is just whoever on staff actually woke up in time to be online Monday morning, and we’ve come up with two main possibilities for what this car could be:
        1. It’s something mid-engined, possibly based on the all-but-confirmed upcoming mid-engine C8 Corvette.
        2. It’s something sporty that’s either fully electric or some funky hybrid configuration

        For the first theory, it seems extremely silly to think that GM would produce more than one flagship sports car based on its upcoming mid-engine platform, and in a fight between Corvette and Cadillac, it’s most likely that the Corvette would probably sell more.

        But GM is the champion of sustaining multiple brands off of essentially the same cars, so maybe Cadillac threw a fit until it got a cool sports car, too. It’s also possible that the Cadillac branding on this key fob is just some sort of misdirection, and we’re actually looking at the fob of the C8 Corvette.

        The second theory, that this car is electric somehow, could be a little more likely. Cadillac just dropped its plans for diesel engines in favor of going electric, and its new CEO, Steve Carlisle, hinted back in September that the company could explore a “more interesting” propulsion system for its halo car when asked about the mid-engine Corvette. He also noted that electric cars have “very good performance.”

        Cadillac also had the ELR plug-in hybrid coupe a few years back, but it didn’t land and they probably don’t want anyone to bring that car up.

        The only thing questionable about this being a pure EV sports car is the remote start button, which is typically reserved for internal combustion cars. It could be a way of activating the car’s battery conditioning, which essentially primes an EV’s battery to conditions for maximum performance, or to juice up the HVAC controls, but the button looks too traditional to carry either of those purposes.

        So, it’s a weird key with a lot going on. Since our tipster claims they don’t work for GM and they got these pictures from a friend, they didn’t know a lot about the car behind the key. They were told by their friend it was a followup to the XLR.

        But whatever it is, it seems promising, if it’s real and ever makes it to production. It’d be nice for Cadillac to come out of left field with something as interesting as a mid-engine or electric sports car.
        https://jalopnik.com/what-the-hell-i...-ke-1830222830
        Last edited by John; 11-05-2018, 02:00 PM.
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        • #5
          Thank you xXColorShiftXx for finding and posting this very telling information!

          An exotic ME, even its entry version could not dare to compete without an automatic frunk and a separate automatic trunk opener.

          As to whether this means were will also be getting a Cadillac, well, IMO, no.
          Last edited by John; 11-05-2018, 12:11 PM.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by John View Post
            Thank you xXColorShiftXx for finding and posting this very telling information!
            Anytime! and if you notice the "silhouette" its very... mid engine shaped

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            • #7
              Cadillac has such major problems going on right now, that key fob or not, I am personally not thinking we will see a mid engine Cadillac sports car until a 2022 all electric Cadillac eRay is produced, at that time complimenting the 1,000 HP ZORA AWD hybrid, with its electric motors to power the front wheels.

              Plans change drastically within the auto industry, and I am not doubting that a couple of years ago there was consideration of “maybe” a Cadillac ME sports car, and guessing (purely that), that that was when the above key fob was made to show what it would/could look like.

              I strongly feel that take away the Cadillac emblem, substitute a Corvette V emblem, and it is what we could well see at the 2020 Corvette’s reveal.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by John View Post
                Cadillac has such major problems going on right now, that key fob or not, I am personally not thinking we will see a mid engine Cadillac sports car until a 2022 all electric Cadillac eRay is produced, at that time complimenting the 1,000 HP ZORA AWD hybrid, with its electric motors to power the front wheels.

                Plans change drastically within the auto industry, and I am not doubting that a couple of years ago there was consideration of “maybe” a Cadillac ME sports car, and guessing (purely that), that that was when the above key fob was made to show what it would/could look like.

                I strongly feel that take away the Cadillac emblem, substitute a Corvette V emblem, and it is what we could well see at the 2020 Corvette’s reveal.
                I agree completely John they just halted their subscription and left New york back to Detroit. among other things. I bet this is a "Decoy fob". and really this is what were looking at the Corvette fob. even though just my opinion looks really old and out dated like a 2005
                key fob. you would think this would be more "refined" like soft pad touch buttons. but maybe this is just a test key. who knows

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                • #9
                  The following paragraph, taken from the above Jalopnik article, is sure a “tell” that the Cadillac version is going to be an all electric version.

                  Originally posted by Jalopnik
                  The second theory, that this car is electric somehow, could be a little more likely. Cadillac just dropped its plans for diesel engines in favor of going electric, and its new CEO, Steve Carlisle, hinted back in September that the company could explore a “more interesting” propulsion system for its halo car when asked about the mid-engine Corvette. He also noted that electric cars have “very good performance.”
                  Cadillac I was told, with its plan to bring out a brand new model every six months for the next three years, is so focused on turning itself around, that spending precious resources on a version that is only going to sell 2,000 units per year, is a non-starter for 2020.
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                  • #10
                    Or all those folks who have insisted all along that the ME car would be a Caddy are right, and GM has pulled off the most impressive mis-direction campaign in modern history.
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                    • #11
                      Interesting theory, but with all due respect, incorrect.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by John View Post
                        Interesting theory, but with all due respect, incorrect.
                        I know. That's why the double smilies.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by meyerweb View Post
                          Or all those folks who have insisted all along that the ME car would be a Caddy are right, and GM has pulled off the most impressive mis-direction campaign in modern history.
                          Gosh what if that's true? that would be absolutely insane

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                          • #14
                            Sorry meyerweb. I need to take a class to learn what all these combination double similie combinations mean.
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                            • #15
                              I am looking forward to my 2020 C8 Corvette!
                              Looking forward to our ME arriving, hopefully late next summer.

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