: Was This the Next XLR Before Cancellation?



Harry_Wild
11-04-09, 06:27 AM
http://cadillacxlr.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/cadillac_xlr_rearangle_right_silver_blackbackgroun d.jpg

It sure looks like it! I like the next generation. If Cadillac is becomes profitable again; maybe the XLR will be re-introduced maybe in 2016!

Harry_Wild
11-04-09, 07:01 AM
Found it! It the 2002 Cadillac Cien Concept!

The Cien - Spanish for 100 - illustrates Cadillac's new design philosophy, melding design and technology in a mid-engine, two-seat sports car. In keeping with the brand's role as a technology flagship for General Motors
, the premium V-12-powered Cadillac Cien concept car is a befitting icon to usher in the brand's 100th anniversary this year.

Trapezoidal air inlets are milled into the front-end surface graphically forming Cadillac's shield-like grille along with the centrally mounted badge. The bank of air inlets cools the front-mounted radiators, and is flanked on either side by vertical headlamps. Functional side air intake and exhaust vents lay flush with the surface of the car, opening up as required. Formal, directional sail panels, which appear to float above the surface, house air intakes for the V-12.

The body and chassis are made of carbon fiber
composite that is lightweight and stiff. Cien is equipped with scissor-style doors that pivot at the base of the A-pillars upon opening.

Cadillac Cien's 7.5-liter, V-12 powerplant, which is visible through the car's rear window, is a new concept engine from GM Powertrain dubbed the Northstar XV12. The all-aluminum, double overhead cam (DOHC) four-valve V-12 engine generates 750 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque, yet it meets the packaging requirements and fuel economy standards of a V-8.

The Northstar XV12 concept engine features several technological advancements over today's V-8 engines, including: GM's Displacement on Demand technology, which allows the engine to run seamlessly on six cylinders at times to maximize fuel savings; direct injection gasoline combustion system for increased engine power, improved fuel economy and reduced emissions; and a combined starter generator for quicker, quieter starts.

In Detail
submitted by Richard Owen
engine All Aluminum Northstar XV12 V12
position Mid Longitudinal
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 7500 cc / 457.7 in³
power 559.3 kw / 750.0 bhp
specific output 100.0 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 610.12 nm / 450.0 ft lbs
body / frame Carbon Fibre Composite
driven wheels RWD
front tires 245/35R19
rear tires 335/30R21
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
f suspension Double Wishbone
r suspension Double Wishbone
wheelbase 2750 mm / 108.3 in
front track 1726 mm / 68.0 in
rear track 1632 mm / 64.3 in
length 4457 mm / 175.5 in
width 1975 mm / 77.8 in
height 1170 mm / 46.1 in
transmission ProDrive Semi-Automatic w/Paddle Shift
gear ratios :1


Here are more pictures:
http://www.supercars.net/carpics/274/2002_Cadillac_CienConcept1.jpg

http://www.supercars.net/carpics/274/2002_Cadillac_CienConcept3.jpg

http://www.supercars.net/carpics/274/2002_Cadillac_CienConcept4.jpg

http://www.supercars.net/carpics/274/2002_Cadillac_CienConcept5.jpg

http://www.supercars.net/gallery/119513/1502/645495.jpg

Harry_Wild
11-04-09, 07:08 AM
Found it! It the 2002 Cadillac Cien Concept!

The Cien - Spanish for 100 - illustrates Cadillac's new design philosophy, melding design and technology in a mid-engine, two-seat sports car. In keeping with the brand's role as a technology flagship for General Motors
, the premium V-12-powered Cadillac Cien concept car is a befitting icon to usher in the brand's 100th anniversary this year.

Trapezoidal air inlets are milled into the front-end surface graphically forming Cadillac's shield-like grille along with the centrally mounted badge. The bank of air inlets cools the front-mounted radiators, and is flanked on either side by vertical headlamps. Functional side air intake and exhaust vents lay flush with the surface of the car, opening up as required. Formal, directional sail panels, which appear to float above the surface, house air intakes for the V-12.

The body and chassis are made of carbon fiber
composite that is lightweight and stiff. Cien is equipped with scissor-style doors that pivot at the base of the A-pillars upon opening.

Cadillac Cien's 7.5-liter, V-12 powerplant, which is visible through the car's rear window, is a new concept engine from GM Powertrain dubbed the Northstar XV12. The all-aluminum, double overhead cam (DOHC) four-valve V-12 engine generates 750 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque, yet it meets the packaging requirements and fuel economy standards of a V-8.

The Northstar XV12 concept engine features several technological advancements over today's V-8 engines, including: GM's Displacement on Demand technology, which allows the engine to run seamlessly on six cylinders at times to maximize fuel savings; direct injection gasoline combustion system for increased engine power, improved fuel economy and reduced emissions; and a combined starter generator for quicker, quieter starts.

In Detail
submitted by Richard Owen
engine All Aluminum Northstar XV12 V12
position Mid Longitudinal
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 7500 cc / 457.7 in³
power 559.3 kw / 750.0 bhp
specific output 100.0 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 610.12 nm / 450.0 ft lbs
body / frame Carbon Fibre Composite
driven wheels RWD
front tires 245/35R19
rear tires 335/30R21
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
f suspension Double Wishbone
r suspension Double Wishbone
wheelbase 2750 mm / 108.3 in
front track 1726 mm / 68.0 in
rear track 1632 mm / 64.3 in
length 4457 mm / 175.5 in
width 1975 mm / 77.8 in
height 1170 mm / 46.1 in
transmission ProDrive Semi-Automatic w/Paddle Shift
gear ratios :1


Here are more pictures:
http://www.supercars.net/carpics/274/2002_Cadillac_CienConcept1.jpg

http://www.supercars.net/carpics/274/2002_Cadillac_CienConcept3.jpg

http://www.supercars.net/carpics/274/2002_Cadillac_CienConcept4.jpg

http://www.supercars.net/carpics/274/2002_Cadillac_CienConcept5.jpg

http://www.supercars.net/gallery/119513/1502/645495.jpg

Submariner409
11-04-09, 08:50 PM
Curious post in a thread for discussing website functions.