• Mar 12, 2007
During an interview with David Sedgwick of Automotive News, Bob Lutz, GM's vice chairman, revealed that plans to offer a Cadillac in the $150,000 to $180,000 realm are still on the table. Although production of the 2003 Sixteen concept has come up in previous conversations, within GM, it has always been more of a styling exercise, built to influence future Caddy designs. That said, the General has researched the idea and came away impressed with the business case.

Another option would be the production of a vehicle similar to the 2002 Cien concept (pictured) that Lutz maintains would cost less to produce, but would sell in smaller numbers.

If such a vehicle would come to fruition, expect power to come from a V12, a V10 or even a hybrid powertrain. The latter may be more appealing, as Lutz admits that federal fuel economy standards are going to have a great deal of influence on future models and GM's focus is beginning to turn towards more efficient vehicles.

[Source: Automotive News – Sub. Req.]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      The Cien concept was one of the most beautiful cars ever drawn.
      • 7 Years Ago
      All they have to do is raise the XLR-V price by $0.01 and they're in the $100k + category.

      They SHOULD build this car: exotic shape, magna-ride handling and GM dependability....well, maybe the first two.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yup it was in the Island. Its a damn nice looking car. I hope they build it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      @Yaroukh

      The Cien AND the Sixteen are two of the most beautiful cars ever drawn. Dear god I'd love to see these two on the road.
      • 7 Years Ago
      if you build it...they will come
      • 7 Years Ago
      I just can't see there being any market for this car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like the Cien. Spy Hunter like car. Build it then make it do 260 and send Veyron home crying
      • 7 Years Ago
      didn't they have this car in the movie "The Island"

      i cant tell if its the same:
      http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/dreamworks_skg/the_island/theisland_cien.jpg
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have driven that car in Gran Turismo, its not that great.
      • 7 Years Ago
      They've put all the R&D into it already, why not release it? Give it little to no marketing support and just support the product with hype. People don't care about merits anyways.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yes #11...driving a car in Gran Turismo is the ultimate test of a vehicle...idiot.
      • 7 Years Ago
      First thought - Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera.
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