Pebble Beach 2011: Cadillac introduces the concept heaven

Cadillac Ciel

Cadillac CielCadillac has created a surprise by unveiling at Pebble Beach concept car called Heaven. This is a large and luxurious four-seat cabriolet.

It was not really planned, but we must believe that Cadillac likes to surprise his world. While the audience of Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach were preparing to explore the future Lexus GS, the Infiniti JX or Lotus Evora Road GTE concept, they also got a great novelty from Cadillac.


The manufacturer has indeed to unveil a concept car called Heaven. It is, in fact, a massive and luxurious four-seater cabriolet, according to the official, “a new chapter in the design with a modern air Cadillac projecting the vision of the future ” . With a length of 5.17 m and a width of 1.97 m, the sky-colored Cabernet concept is rather impressive. It supposed to pay tribute to the Californian lifestyle, the convertible has a very neat interior with a dashboard very successful and the use of leather and wood.

At engine, the Cadillac is equipped with a 3.6 liter V6 biturbo associated with an electrical system for a total output of 425 horsepower. It not intended to be produced, for the moment in all cases, the Sky concept should at least be a source of inspiration for future models of the brand.Cadillac Ciel

Cadillac is officially ELR

Cadillac Converj Concept

Cadillac Converj ConceptThe arrival of the Cadillac Range Extender is no surprise. General Motors had already declared the end of 2009 because Cadillac Converj Concept into production will take. The 2 +2 coupe is now an officially renamed Cadillac ELR.

The idea behind the ELR is similar to that of the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera.

To drive an electric motor is used, powered by lithium-ion batteries. When the batteries begin to be lame, a 4-cylinder jumps to the battery again to boost.

GM still has not announced exactly when the model will go into production. Is this or a model that Cadillac in Europe breaks through? Example, to compete with the Lexus ct200h.Cadillac Converj Concept

Cadillac XTS and ATS: launch in 2012

Cadillac ATS Teaser 2013

Cadillac ATS Teaser 2013Cadillac has announced the release of two new models in 2012: XTS and ATS in the spring to summer. At the same time, the manufacturer issued the first teaser of the ATS.

It was in the projects, it is now official. Cadillac has announced the launch of two new models in 2012. First, the great road XTS spring, followed by the ATS family sedan in the summer.

In parallel with this announcement, the manufacturer issued a first teaser in the form of a photo showing part of the future ATS, its silhouette at least. A priori, the sedan is expected to resume style as the last Cadillac CTS Coupe, that is to say, a big grille and fenders. Motorization level, one should have the choice between a 2.0-liter turbocharged 270-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 330 horsepower, and even a V6 3.0-liter turbocharged 385 horsepower for an ATS-V. With four-wheel drive. The ATS will compete with the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 or Mercedes C- Class.

However, before its release in summer 2012, will be preceded by the XTS spring. The wide road will be based on the concept of style XTS Platinum (shown below) presented in Detroit in 2010. Produced at the Oshawa plant, the model should offer including a 3.6 liter V6 with a plug-in hybrid developing 350 horsepower.

If the information is still quite limited on the ATS and XTS, Cadillac could say more in the coming weeks. There are whispers, in fact, a prototype of one of the two models could be unveiled at the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach in mid-August.

Hennessey gives foretaste CTS-V with 1000 + hp

Cadillac CTS-V

Cadillac CTS-VHennessey Performance The U.S. was once wise to a 700 + hp Cadillac CTS-V presses,  but as we all know: More = Better! And so they have now announced a version with up to 1,013 hp build. Just because it can.

Actually, we are not surprised that Hennessey with a 1,000 + horsepower package is for the CTS-V After all they have done with an Escalade, and we know the Venom GT only too well.

Cadillac CTS-V

Hennessey is a total of 12 copies of the building Hennessey Twin Turbo V1000. What the specifications and performance may have to be read below:

Power:
hp @ 6400 rpm • 1013
• 1286 Nm @ 4000 rpm

Acceleration:
• 0-100 km / h: 3.5 sec
• 1 / 4 Mile: 10.9 @ 217 km / h
• Top Speed: 370 km / h

V1000 Twin Turbo Upgrade Includes:
• 427 cid LS V8 Engine
• Forged Low Compression Pistons
• Forged Steel Connecting Rods
• Callies 4340 Forged Steel Crank
• Balanced and Blue Printed Rotating Assembly
• ARP Main Studs and Head Bolts
• High Flow Cylinder Heads
• Hennessey V1000 Camshaft
• Upgraded Fuel Injectors
• Upgraded Fuel System (Includes Lines, Rail & Pump)
• Twin Ball Bearing Turbochargers
• Dual Wastewater Gates
• Electronic Boost Controller
• Stainless Steel piping and exhaust
• Air-to-Air Intercooler
• High-Flow K & N Air Filter
• 160 Degree Thermostat
• Professional Installation
• HPE Engine Management Calibration
• Dyno Tuning & Testing Road
• Hennessey Exterior Badging
• Serial Numbered Dash Plaques & Engine
• 1 Year / 12,000 Mile Limited Warranty

TRANSMISSION UPGRADE REQUIRED:
• Manual: Center Force Dual Friction Clutch Upgrade
• Automatic: Performance Torque Converter Build & Upgrade

Braking:
Brembo Carbon Ceramic Brake Upgrade •
• 15.1-inch Carbon Ceramic Rotors (Front & Rear)
• Calipers: 8-Piston (Front), 6-Piston (Rear)

Wheels & Tires:
• Hennessey Monoblock Wheels
• 20 x 10 inches (front) 20 x 13 inches (Rear)
• Michelin Pilot Sport Tires Super
275/30YR-20 • (Front); 345/30YR-20 (Rear)

Suspension:
• Lowered 1 “(Front & Rear)
• Factory tuned Magnetic Ride Control by John Heinricy

Body:
Carbon aero • CTS-V Upgrade Widebody
Carbon Fiber Front Splitter •
• Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser
Carbon Fiber Front Fenders •
• Carbon Fiber Extractor Hood
• Carbon Fiber Rear Fender Flares

Interior:
Alcantara Headliner •
Carbon Fiber • By Sills
• Upgraded Leather & Stitching
• Embroidered Heardrests Hennessey
Hennessey • Premium Floor Mats

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