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Cadillac XLR: The Turnaround Sports Car

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Learn more about this often misunderstood Caddy.

Made for only six model years from 2004 to 2009, the Cadillac XLR didn’t make the kind of market impact which GM hoped for. That’s become too much of a trend in the Cadillac division, so skeptics of the brand weren’t shocked in the least. However, that’s only one narrow view of a sports car which actually spearheaded the modern revolution of the Cadillac brand.

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After WWII Cadillac was riding high as one of the most coveted luxury car brands in the world. It led the way in design, innovations, and overall classiness. That all changed when the 1970s oil crisis hit and those big land barge sedans and coupes were no longer smiled upon. Many blame GM CEO Roger Smith for dooming Cadillac in the 80s by essentially

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How the Corvette went from America’s sports car to a competitor that could take on the world

All eight generations of the Chevrolet Corvette.
All eight generations of the Chevrolet Corvette.

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  • For almost 70 years, the Chevrolet Corvette was a front-engined sports car.
  • It was a great performer, but was missing that one last element that’d make it competitive in the global sports-car market.
  • The 2020 Corvette is now mid-engined and a worthy international competitor.
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Despite the generous offering of American muscle cars available to buyers today, there’s only one considered to be America’s sports car. That car is the Chevrolet Corvette.

The Corvette is currently in its eighth generation — and for the first time in its 67-year history, it finally has the setup that makes it competitive with the likes of the European supercars.

See, for the first seven generations, the Corvette stuck with a very traditional, front-engine layout, meaning its engine was located in front of the driver. Of course, there’s nothing Chicago

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