Many years ago, Jeremy Clarkson gave a V12 Aston Martin a test drive, and lamented along the lines of: “What’s terrible is that this magnificent engine is soon going to disappear, because governments and Greens are going to force it to be phased out. And that makes me very sad.” Very unlike him to be so gloomy (as opposed to enraged or vitriolic), made all the more so because it was the final scene of a season-ending episode.
I had a similar feeling when I read this review of the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, especially this part:
“Cadillac’s engineers knew for a while that along with the CT4-V Blackwing, the CT5-V Blackwing would be the brand’s last internal-combustion super sedan. They wanted to go out on a high, and there’s something gloriously absurd and subversive about this car in particular. By the middle of this decade, Cadillac will be all-electric.”
It’s one thing to hear Clarkson making a prediction, but it’s quite another to be faced with an unstoppable corporate decision.
I’ve never wanted to own a Cadillac of any description or era, but I have to tell you that right at this moment, if I had the cash, I’d go and buy one of these just because.
Then again, why would I want to reward Cadillac, when it’s going to stab us gear/petrolheads in the back soon with their Duracell cars? With the same cash situation, I would be even more tempted to buy one of these, simply because it has a V12 engine:
Don’t even get me started on some of the V12 oldies… e,g,
A pox on the Greens, may they all burn in the gasoline-powered flames of hell.