As most folks in the U.S. battle heavy winter weather, there’s undoubtedly more than few auto enthusiasts out there dreaming about hitting the road in a droptop luxury car under warm, sunny skies. The folks at General Motors Design are among them, as evidenced by this interesting new Cadillac convertible concept sketch recently posted to social media.
Previously hitting the official GM Design Instagram feed (@generalmotorsdesign), the rendering includes a single image showing a Cadillac convertible with two doors and “minty” green finish. Only a rear-three-quarters angle is provided, but the look is definitely sleek and eye-catching.
Design elements to pick out include cues pulled from the Cadillac Celestiq, the brand’s latest all-electric halo model, as well as the Cadillac Ciel concept that Caddy introduced at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The rear of the vehicles is rectangular, with pinched corners and chopped up angles that add a modern aesthetic in conjunction with a gradient finish for the rear fascia. Vertical lighting elements bookend the the rear, while a thin, wide Cadillac crest is located high and center.
The rest of the body incorporates smoothed-out body panels that lend the convertible a flowing, streamlined profile. These flowing body panels also incorporate defined styling lines up top and along the bottom of the vehicle, set at opposing angles to lead the eye rearwards. A single straight styling line accents the front fender, leading into the door with an additional Caddy crest, while the wheels are enormous five-spoke units with a black and silver finish and turbine-like layout.
With its green and black exterior colors, this thing definitely looks fresh, and the tan interior treatment looks to be just the right complement.
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Notably, Cadillac has lacked a roofless model for quite some time now. The last time a new droptop Caddy was offered was back in 2009 with the Cadillac XLR, which was produced for only a single generation before it hit the dustbin.