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Cadillac wants to build a Mercedes-AMG One-rivaling hypercar

American luxury brand Cadillac wants to build a hypercar to take on the likes of the Mercedes-AMG One.

General Motors design chief Michael Simcoe revealed this during an interaction with the media. “Could we build a hypercar? Yes. Would we like to build one? Yes. Are we building one? That would be giving too much away,” Simcoe said.

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Cadillac has been in talks with the FIA to enter Formula 1 with Andretti Global. When asked if this would prompt the brand to consider developing a road-going hypercar, the design boss responded affirmatively. He even went on to state that a Cadillac hypercar would have a combustion engine, as opposed to being pure-electric.

There has been a trend among Formula 1 teams to develop road-legal hypercars. Mercedes introduced the AMG One, which uses a Formula 1-derived 1.6-litre V6 petrol hybrid powertrain, while Red Bull will debut its RB17 hypercar later this year.

Source: Carsales

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