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08-24-11, 04:10 PM
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The Cadillac Ciel concept (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/18/cadillac-ciel-concept-designed-for-decadent-drives-up-the-coast/) is a convertible showstopper that wowed crowds at this year's Pebble Beach (http://autoblog.com/tag/pebble beach) Concours d'Elegance. Not surprisingly, Jay Leno (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/jay+leno/) managed to secure some talking time with General Motors (http://autoblog.com/tag/gm)VP of Global Design Ed Wellburn, and the two chatted about the ultimate Art and Science-mobile while Leno got a look at some of its features.

The Ciel concept is powered by a 425-horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that's paired with a lithium-ion battery pack powering an electric motor. Basically, it's one of the best-looking hybrid vehicles on the planet at the moment, and it's even more intriguing when Wellburn shows off the rear power suicide doors.

It may be wearing a different badge, but Cadillac has seemingly built a modern-day homage to the fourth-generation Lincoln Continental (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/lincoln%20continental/). Click past the jump (http://www.cadillacforums.com/2011/08/24/jay-leno-and-gm-design-boss-ed-welburn-peruse-the-cadillac-ciel/#continued) to see what we're talking about.Continue reading Jay Leno and GM design boss Ed Welburn peruse the Cadillac Ciel concept (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/24/jay-leno-and-gm-design-boss-ed-welburn-peruse-the-cadillac-ciel/)
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