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2014 Cadillac ELR

Scott_at_GMHTP Mar 3, 2014
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Celebrities show their support of hybrids and "going green," but should you? 

Okay, I know the environment isn't a real concern among hot rodders. Some of you may even subscribe to various conspiracy theories like the earth is renewing oil as fast as we drill it, and that global climate change is a myth made up by the liberal media. Well for those of you not reading this in your underwear with a tin foil hat on, open your ears to the possibility that electric and hybrid cars may be in the best interest of performance fans, too. Let's face it, the environment is an easy cause for celebrities to get behind, especially if they can now do it while sitting in a plush new Cadillac. The 2014 ELR allows people to feel like they are helping the environment without being a martyr – a far cry from a Prius. 

But what does electric and hybrid technology mean for performance fans? Instant torque. Ask anyone that's driven a Tesla or Fisker. And guess, what? The supercar manufacturers have been watching and listening, and even tinkering. There is a 962hp Ferrari (LaFerrari aka F70) on the way, and we've already started to see what the Porsche 918 Spyder is capable of (875hp, 944 lb-ft of torque). Could this be on the horizon for the Cadillac or Corvette brands? We just don't know... But in some sense, it seems inevitable. 

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