A four-door concept convertible designed for romantic drives along the Californian coast was presented at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
It has a huge 125-inch wheelbase and an open Cabernet-coloured bodywork. The doors without a centre pillar open in different directions.
The design of this traveller’s convertible is very reminiscent of the now forgotten Cadillac Sixteen. True, the angular shapes have been replaced by smooth ones. But still, a little angularity is inherent in the bonnet with a massive chrome-plated grille, elongated body in the 70s style combined with modern narrow vertical headlights and diode tail lights. The 22-inch wheels don’t look that big due to the sheer size of the car itself.
General Motors considered launching a small-scale production of such a model, but in the end, the Cadillac Ciel remained a concept car.
Cadillac Ciel specs:
- top speed – 280 km/h
- acceleration to 100 km/h – 5 s
- horsepower – 425 hp
- power density – 185 hp/t
- engine volume – 3564 cm³
- vehicle weight – 2300 kg
Cadillac Ciel engine:
The concept car is equipped with a hybrid system consisting of a direct-injection 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine, an electric motor and lithium-ion batteries. The car is mainly powered by a 425 bhp turbocharged engine, but can also be driven electrically at low speeds.
Cadillac Ciel 0 – 100 (Cadillac Ciel 0 – 60):
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 5 seconds.
Cadillac Ciel top speed:
The top speed reaches 280 kilometres per hour.
Cadillac Ciel interior:
Italian olive wood, polished aluminium, nickel and leather have been used in the interior. The simple dashboard features clear glass with digital or analogue gauges. The centre console extends across the cabin and is designed to connect modern mobile devices.
Cadillac Ciel price (Cadillac Ciel for sale):
The car is available from $800000.