Cadillac has announced the CT5-V Blackwing will be the last car it ever launches with an internal combustion engine. This statement amazes me, but Caddy made the proclamation because its GM parent is going electric, as are Volvo, Volkswagen, Jaguar, and many other carmakers. Electric vehicles are here, and many more are coming quickly.
Now, I love cars. Like, really, truly, weirdly, obsessively, wife-worryingly love them. Especially the extra-potent ones. Not to brag—well, maybe a little—but I spent a recent weekend driving a Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport, AMG SLS Black Series, AMG GT-R Pro, McLaren 765LT, and Lamborghini Urus. Am I depressed about the internal combustion engine’s inevitable demise? Not even a little bit!
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