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
Introducing the Cadillac Ciel Concept
The Ciel -- pronounced "C-L" the French translation for sky -- is a
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.
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.
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."
2014 Cadillac ELR Start Up, Test Drive, and In Depth Review
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Real World Test Drive Cadillac Convertible
If it goes into production, the Cadillac Ciel will be the first four door
luxury convertible from Detroit since the Beach Boys could still be called
Real World Test Drive's Grant Winter has the story from New York:
134296 / 1970 Cadillac DeVille
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Mixing one of the biggest and smoothest V8s GM ever produced with
mirror-like paint and a spacious, comfortable interior, this classy DeVille
puts a new twist on 'Standard of The World'. And if you've always dreamed
of owning a big American cruiser that's high on style and loaded with
comfort, it's just the opportunity you've been waiting for!
Not completely devoid of character, like so many traditional, frame-off
restorations, this road-ready drop-top is an exhilarating combination of
factory-correct blitz and tasteful glam. Appearing both solemn and
official, its Jet Black paint reflects an excellent shine that literally
glows when crouching under the sun. And that modern two-stage covers what
appears to be clean, mostly original sheetmetal which displays no sign of
botched repairs or historic damage.
Cadillac, once the world's leading proprietor of fine, 16-cylinder motor
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convertible's correct, 472 cubic inch monster block, which is one of the
largest V8s ever produced, turns stout 10 to 1 compression into a smooth
And while GM Powertrain did provide engines that generated more power, this
mill was designed to idle silently, create instantaneous thrust and emit
merely a whisper from its tailpipe. Judging by the appearance of the car's
satin black bay, it's been on a regular maintenance schedule, benefitting
from periodic, full-scale detailing. Many of the motor's original ancillary
items have been replaced by flashier hardware including: a chrome,
single-snorkel air cleaner, chrome valve covers, a polished radiator
overflow and an HEI distributor that's complete with 8mm Hi Temp wires. And
thanks to two Optima gel cell batteries, the car fires so smoothly you may
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Behind that big engine, an original turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed spins a traditional
GM 12-bolt that's complete with smooth 2.98 gears. Speaking of smooth, the
car's long and low suspension, which is augmented with Air Ride
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no drama. And all that proven hardware rolls on slick Centerline Smoothies
which spin 245/40R20 Firestone Firehawks around detailed Cadillac crests.
If you're a fan of big time comfort, you'll be absolutely thrilled by this
DeVille's custom black interior! The '63 Cadillac front and chopped rear
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chrome-trimmed foot pedals. In front of the driver, a custom '59 Cadillac
steering wheel spins a chrome horn ring around a tilting column and simple
chrome gear selector. And behind the passengers, a Dynamat-lined trunk
seals a giant subwoofer behind a Pioneer CD changer, two JL Audio amps, a
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Cadillac XTS & Cadillac CIEL with GM Advanced Design Director Clay Dean
Cadillac XTS & Cadillac CIEL with GM Advanced Design Director Clay Dean.
MotoMan meets up with Clay Dean, Cadillac and GM Advanced Design Director,
to discuss near and far term Cadillac product. They focus on the upcoming
2013 XTS and then move into the stunning Cadillac CIEL Concept to talk
about where Cadillac's Art & Science design is going.
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Cadillac Sixteen Concept: 1,000 Horsepower
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Chris Ashworth records the Cadillac Sixteen Concept car at the GM Heritage
Center. This car is reminiscent of the Cadillac V-16 from the 1930s. It has
and 1,000 lbs-ft of torque. It uses technology that shuts off half of the
cylinders during normal, everyday driving and reactivates them during