Body design :
The Cadillac Cyclone was a concept vehicle that produced the Cadillac Division of General Motors in 1959. There never was a mass production.
The Cyclone was one of the last vehicles designed by GM's legendary designer Harley Earl and served as a test object for futuristic design and pioneering technology. Its chassis had a wheelbase of 2642 mm and it was equipped with a front-mounted V8 engine with 6391 cc capacity, an automatic transmission on the rear axle and independent suspension all around. This was the only car where the exhaust ended right in front of the front wheels. This had an impact prevention system, the radar sensors were housed in the two "nose tips" on the front of the vehicle.
Of all the design details of the Cyclone, the glass dome above the passenger compartment was the most conspicuous. It was coated with silver to keep out the UV radiation and automatically opened with the electrically operated sliding doors. The glass dome could also be completely removed and transported in the trunk on a special airbag.
The construction of the Cyclone was significantly influenced by the aerospace of the 1950s.
Fuel type: Petrol
Engine: V8 6.4 liters (239 kW)
Designer: Harley Earl
Gearbox: automatic transmission