The Cadillac Ciel Concept Recalls a Bygone Era

By: Meghan Young - Published: Aug 22, 2011 • References: cadillac & uncrate
Forget about those classic 70s caddy convertibles, the Cadillac Ciel Concept brings a whole new level of luxury to these open-air vehicles. It is essentially a gentle grand touring car that has had its top sliced off. In fact, it may remind you of an old period film, which were often filled with casual, oversized, four-seat convertibles of the early 20th century.

It wouldn’t be surprising if it did since the designers behind the Cadillac Ciel Concept were inspired by those movies. Equipped with a hybrid system pairing a lithium-ion battery with a twin-turbocharged, 3.6L V6, an interior borne of nude panels, wood, and leather, carbon ceramic brake rotors, a power-assisted transmission shifter, it recalls a bygone era of simple luxury with some modern tweaks. Stats for Classic Roofless Cars Trending: Older & Warm
Research: 14,284 clicks in 248 w
Interest: 2.9 minutes
Concept: Cadillac Ciel Concept
Related: 90 examples / 69 photos
Segment: Males, 18-55
Comparison Set: 33 similar articles, including: lethal luxury coupes, mob boss coupes, and retooled hot rods.