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Cadillac Cien

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Cadillac Cien

Cadillac Cien
Manufacturer Cadillac (General Motors)
Body and chassis
Body style 2-door coupé
Layout RMR
Engine 7.5 L V12 Northstar XV12

The Cadillac Cien is a two-door rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout high performance sports coupé concept car created by Cadillac, designed by Simon Cox,[1] and unveiled at the 2002 Detroit Auto Show to celebrate Cadillac's 100th anniversary ("cien" is Spanish for one hundred, which compares the Buick Centieme). It was featured in the 2005 film The Island and the 2014 film Transformers: Age Of Extinction. It was also a car in Midnight Club 3 [a 2005 game for PS2], and the game Gran Turismo 4 [a PS2 game released in 2004].

The Cadillac Cien had a longitudinally mounted 60-degree, 7.5-liter V-12 which produced 950 hp (708 kW) and 750 lb·ft (1,017 N·m) of torque. This experimental engine featured direct injection and displacement on demand, which allowed the engine to run on only eight or fewer cylinders under light load. The Cien was designed at General Motors' Advanced Design Studio in England and built as a fully working road-going vehicle with the help of the UK-based engineering and motorsport company Prodrive. The Cien's monocoque chassis and body are made of aerogel composite[2] and its design was inspired by the F-22 Raptor.[3]


  1. ^ "Top concept cars vie for 4 awards". Automotive News. January 6, 2003. 
  2. ^ "2002 Cadillac Cien - Top Speed". Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  3. ^ "Cadillac Cien Concept". 

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