Cadillac is not usually one to shake the tree to see how many monkeys fall out of it, but this weekend at the Pebble Beach Classic Car Weekend, the General is showing off a new drop top concept, designed for the ultimate in luxury. The four-door sedan is called the “Ciel” (French for “sky”), and features suicide doors, 22-inch alloy rims, and a hybrid (lithium-ion) 3.6-liter twin-turbo worth 425 horsepower and 430 ft-lbs of torque.
Cadillac spared no metal in its creation, settling with nothing less than a magnificent cruiser that could shade a small battle ship with its 10.4-foot wheel base, and 16.6 foot overall length from bonnet to boot. Its headlights glide effortlessly into the front fenders. Its classic grill hovers closely under its massive hood, and arching chrome accents create the illusion of a raked, muscle car stance.
Inside, the Ciel demands attention with its holographic instrumentation, aromatherapy controls, wooden accents along the seat backs, and warming blankets stored in the rear headrests. Cadillac is obviously working on a flagship to push their brand above the standard cup holders and OnStar system, and you know what we think? They just might be onto something!