It's been a while since Cadillac had a roadster in its product portfolio. Since the XLR went out of production at the end of 2009, to be precise. But while the CTS Coupe (and its high-performance counterpart, the CTS-V Coupe) may fill the niche for a svelte wreath-badged two-door, Cadillac may be planning on something a little more windy – and more affordable – in the near future.

According to our compatriots over at Inside Line, Cadillac is considering spinning a two-seat roadster off the rear-wheel-drive platform of the new ATS sedan. If given the green light, the ATS roadster would likely be positioned squarely at the likes of the Mercedes-Benz SLK and BMW Z4, maximizing the use of the ATS platform while giving The General a potentially intriguing rival to its German competitors.


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      cpmanx
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is a *rumor* via Inside Line. Two strikes. Don't buy it--though there very likely will be a coupe and convertible take on the ATS coming in a couple years.
      brian
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great idea! Hope it pans out!
      RodRAEG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Considering the curb weight of this caddy, that can only mean great things for the next Camaro. Waiting anxiously!
      cpmanx
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sourcing a rumor from Inside Line is just a little better than getting it from Bigfoot.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @cpmanx
        Inside Line and Top Speed are 2 websites that shouldn't be taken seriously when it comes to speculation on upcoming autos.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Elmo
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      herrstreet
      • 2 Years Ago
      People, the coupe that is going to be built off a rough approximation of this platform... is called... drumroll... CAMARO.
      Michael D. Mitchell
      • 2 Years Ago
      Music to my ears. Cadillac will be able to reach out to more buyers with an affordable, fun to drive roadster. They've got the platform, they've got the powertrains, now all they need to do is JUST BUILD IT... I'd still like to see a proper SL-sized roadster as well. Maybe we'll see one shortly after the new C7 Corvette debuts.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Michael D. Mitchell
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      Wisea**
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hurry up already! This chassis is begging for a lot of variants.
      Jerry
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yes please!
      mrbrian2334
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good! I've wanted them to make a smaller roadster for Cadillac since Kappa was around. If Caddy wants to be competitive with zee Germans they need to fight on all fronts. And offer things they don't have; such as when the Ciel comes out, offer it both hardtop like a big sedan should be and convertible like the concept.
      KnightmareCS
      • 2 Years Ago
      FYI Autoblog, this post isn't on the first page or any page at all. Got here through the pictures.
      Steve
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great idea. Now make a top of the line XLR once again. Using the CTS chassis. Cadillac needs a car like this and whatever happened to Cien? 500 hp twin turbo V8!!!
      • 2 Years Ago
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