Cadillac Throws Back With New Concept
The sporty vehicles have Cadillac's marketing attention right now, such as the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe - but the American auto maker feels a bit nostalgic concerning their recent concepts. In Pebble Beach California they unveiled their Ciel convertible, which might make you have a flashback to the 1950's and 60's.
In a Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, a Cadillac Ciel has perched on a rooftop as part of its world tour that lead up the renowned Frankfurt Motor Show.
The rear fins of Ciel seems to be a throwback to the classic 1967 Cadillac line. "Yes, the graphic is in line," said Niki Smart, the Ciel's exterior design director, on Thursday.1
Mr. Smart, graduated from the Royal College of Art's transportation design program in London, and his résumé also includes helping to design the Ariel Atom. "I grew up seeing all those great, long, low American cars in old magazines of my father's," he said. "We lived near Silverstone racetrack," he added, referencing the English circuit that is host of the British Grand Prix Formula One race. His father built exhaust systems. "We sought a sense of presence in this car," he added. "It is almost boatlike. We wanted the body to have the feel of a fuselage."2
Unfortunately, the Ciel won't be on sale at Cadillac of Novi - 41350 Grand River Ave in Novi, MI anytime soon. However, be sure to look into our other future classics that Cadillac has put out.