Cadillac Converj 2012 (North American International Auto Show 2009)
Cadillac Converj 2012 (North American International Auto Show 2009) Detroit,Mi
The Cadillac Converj is a concept car manufactured by the Cadillac division of General Motors. It was shown at the 2009 North American International Auto Show.
Incorporating the propulsion system from the Chevy Volt—the battery pack, the 120-kilowatt electric motor, and the four-cylinder engine-generator, collectively dubbed the "Voltec" electric propulsion system—the Cadillac concept vehicle has an all-electric range of 40 miles (64 km) and a top speed of 100 mph (160 km/h). The two-door, front-wheel-drive coupe recharges in only three hours using a 240-volt outlet, the type commonly used for large electric appliances
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New 2012 Ford Police Interceptor Concept. Ford will release more info on
the car by 2011 and it may replace the Crown Vic with this in 2012. Ford
may add this to there lineup of police cars with the new Taurus. The car
includes a powered clamshell "shaker" hood, which covers the engine. The
fullsize sedan is based on a stretched version of the rear wheel drive Mustang's Ford D2C platform,
featuring a solid rear axle. The body is proportioned with short front
overhang and a long rear overhang, and features a low roof line and a high
belt line, when compared to other Ford sedans like the Ford Taurus, with a
wedged profile. The Interceptor incorporates a four-point "belt and
suspenders" harness seat belt design in the front and rear seats, with
inflatable safety belts for rear seat passengers. The four-point belt
represents a possible next-generation safety belt system that is designed
to be more comfortable and easier to use than traditional three-point
belts. The dash, headliner, steering wheel, and four low-back bucket seats
are wrapped in leather.
* Powertrain: 5.0-liter Cammer V-8 / 400 hp (300 kW) / flexible fuel
* Transmission: Manual six-speed gearbox
* Chassis Dimensions:
o Overall length: 201.6 in (5121 mm).
o Wheelbase: 120.8 in (3068 mm).
o Overall width: 76.4 in (1941 mm).
o Overall height at curb: 54.8 in (1392 mm).
o Front track width: 66.5 in (1689 mm).
o Rear track width: 67.8 in (1722 mm).
o Front: Double wishbone independent
o Rear: 3-Link design with Panhard rod
o Front Headroom: 37.5 in (953 mm).
o Rear Headroom: 35.9 in (912 mm).
o Front Legroom: 42.3 in (1074 mm).
o Rear Legroom: 35.6 in (904 mm).
2013 Cadillac ELR
Electric Concept Car Comes to Life as Cadillac ELR
Luxury touring coupe gets extended-range electric vehicle technology
DETROIT - The innovative Cadillac Converj Concept, a dramatic luxury coupe
with extended-range electric vehicle technology, is moving forward as a
production car that will be called the Cadillac ELR.
Development of the ELR is just underway, so details on performance, price
and timing will be announced later.
The Cadillac ELR will feature an electric propulsion system made up of a
T-shaped lithium ion battery, an electric drive unit, and a four-cylinder
engine-generator. It uses electricity as its primary source to drive the
car without using gasoline or producing tailpipe emissions. When the
battery's energy is low, the ELR seamlessly switches to extended-range mode
to enable driving for hundreds of additional miles.
"The concept generated instant enthusiasm," said Don Butler, vice
president-Cadillac Marketing. "Like other milestone Cadillac models of the
past, the ELR will offer something not otherwise present - the combination
of electric propulsion with striking design and the fun of luxury coupe
Cadillac selected the name ELR to indicate the car's electric propulsion
technology, in keeping with the brand's 3-letter international model naming
The Converj Concept sparked the idea of combining the desirability of a
grand touring coupe with electrification, said Ed Welburn, GM vice
president, Global Design.
"There's no mistaking it for anything but a Cadillac, an aggressive,
forward-leaning profile and proportion showcases a uniquely shaped, modern
vision of a personal luxury 2+2," Welburn said.
Cadillac will reveal another new concept car on Thursday, Aug. 18, at a
special event prior to the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
Cadillac also recently announced it will add two new vehicles to its
product lineup in 2012, the XTS large luxury sedan and an all-new luxury
compact sedan codenamed ATS.
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four-seat convertible that opens a new chapter in Cadillac's design and
product ascent. Ciel is a new expression of Cadillac's historical grandeur,
as well as a celebration of open-air motoring.
2011 Ford Mad Max Concept
Ford Australia, in partnership with TopGear Australia magazine, has
unveiled not one, but two spectacular new Mad Max Interceptors.
The 21st century concepts have been designed by Ford's designers for
TopGear Magazine Australia to help celebrate the revival of the Mad Max
action movie genre.
It is more than 30 years since Hollywood director, George Miller's original
Mad Max movie - starring Mel Gibson and a jet black Ford XB coupe-based
Interceptor - hit movie screens around the world.
Ford Australia's Melbourne-based Asia, Pacific and Australia Design
Director, Chris Svensson, jumped at the chance to design a new Interceptor
and has since thrown the full weight of Ford Australia's Research Centre
behind the project, with stunning results.
"Our entire team was very excited to be involved in this after-hours
project and they approached it with a great deal of enthusiasm - even those
that were too young to remember the first Mad Max movie," Svensson said.
"We had a special screening of the original movie so they could understand
Led by chief designer passenger cars Asia, Pacific and Africa, Todd
Willing, the team created several way-out concepts that pay homage to
styling cues from the original XB Coupe Interceptor.
Out of the concepts two have been chosen by the magazine to feature in the
April issue of TopGear Australia magazine, on sale now, because they take
body design, power sources and weaponry to a futuristic level.
TopGear Australia magazine readers will be invited to vote on which design
Ford should take to the next level.
The winning car will be turned into a clay model, and then a scale version,
which is expected to be revealed later this year.
The two competing designs - by designers Nima Nourian and Simon Brook - are
limitless in their imagination, technology and weaponry. Among the weaponry
is an industrial-strength "taser" mounted to the bonnet to zap bad guys on
bikes straight off the road.
Other futuristic movie features include a titanium-lined body shell to
interrupt police scanners and wheels with extendable spikes to shred enemy
Nourian said his design paid tribute to the 1970s Interceptor, but also
drags the car into the future.
"There are some great scenes in the first movie with high-speed chases and
clashes with the bad guys, and I thought I'd take that one step further,"
he said. "So instead of having weapons and machine guns, we've got an
industrial strength taser that'll zap cars dead and out of the way.
Brook's car was equally threatening. "During high-speed pursuits, the
wheel's inner spokes on my design would pop out and start ripping up other
cars," Brook said. "They'd do some serious damage to other people's
Brook's design takes cues from the current FG Falcon but advances it
further into Armageddon-land, while adding touches of the retro Interceptor
as well. "I wanted to keep it clean and aerodynamic in its essence, but
still brutal and tough."
Cars.com's Joe Wiesenfelder takes a look at the Cadillac Converj at the
2009 Chicago Auto Show.