Cadillac Ciel

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Cadillac Ciel
Cadillac Ciel (concept) - Flickr - skinnylawyer.jpg
Manufacturer Cadillac (General Motors)
Production 2011 (Concept car)
Body and chassis
Class Full-size luxury car
Body style 4-door convertible
Layout Rear-wheel-drive
Related Cadillac Elmiraj
Engine Twin-turbocharged 3.6 L direct injection V6
Successor Cadillac Elmiraj

The Cadillac Ciel is a hybrid electric concept car created by Cadillac and unveiled at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The Cadillac Ciel has a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter direct injection V6 producing 425 horsepower[1] and a hybrid system using lithium-ion battery technology.[2][3] The Ciel is a four-seat convertible with a wheelbase of 125 inches. The concept car was developed at GM Design's North Hollywood Design Center.[4]


The Ciel comes with rear suicide doors, and the interior features a smooth wooden dashboard with a simple gauge look. The word "Ciel" is French for "sky"- which is what the designers had in mind when they made the vehicle.

In 2012 and early 2013, Cadillac contemplated developing a production car based on the Ciel. However, in July 2013, they decided not to pursue the venture. [5]

At the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Cadillac unveiled a new concept, the Cadillac Elmiraj, which is similar in design to the Ciel, except it is a coupe.

In Media[edit]

The Cadillac Ciel was featured in the 2015 movie adaptation of Entourage as a gift from talent agent Ari Gold to the main character Vincent Chase for the success of his directorial debut in the fictional movie, Hyde.

An earlier version was featured in the film The Island, starring Ewan MacGregor (2005).[6]

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