The car world is changing at a rapid pace. A few years ago, hybrids were niche cars, and it was controversial when a sports car lost a manual transmission option or switched from a V8 to a V6. Today, it looks like many automakers may phase out internal combustion entirely in short order.
Some of our favorite gas-swizzling automotive icons will need to adapt to survive. And for most of them, “adapt” will mean more than a token hybrid option.
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The current-gen BMW M5 cut the cord with purists by ditching the manual. The next-gen could be a 1,000-horsepower monster powered by electricity.
Reports say GM is taking the Cadillac brand all-electric. The Escalade is a full-size behemoth with an emphasis on quiet luxury and advanced technology that people already pay north of $100,000 for. So, basically ,the easiest Cadillac to convert to an EV. Reports have the EV version coming in 2025 at the latest.
GM has pledged to sell only zero-emission vehicles by 2035, which means the Corvette would have to go electric to survive (unless they find a workaround). An electric Corvette SUV and the radical, automatic-only redesign of the current C8 should prime the way for a blisteringly fast Corvette EV at some point.
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