Cadillac Solitaire concept car
|Vehicle technical details|
|Vehicle Expo||GM Motorama|
|Body and chassis|
|Body styles||sports car Coupe|
|Engine and Powertrain|
|Engine Type||Gasoline V12|
|Engine power||430 hp (316 kW)|
The Cadillac Solitaire was a 4 seat concept coupe that introduced the Cadillac Division of General Motors in 1989. The luxury coupe was equipped with a V12 engine that developed 430 hp (316 kW). The entire upper part of the car - from the lower edge of the windshield to the rear window - was made of unbreakable safety glass. Headlamps and taillights disappeared under body-colored finishes, creating the illusion of a car without lights.
The front and rear wheels were covered, with the front covers pivoting outwards when steering in order to ensure sufficient wheel deflection. The car had no exterior mirrors.
The long doors were hinged on double hinges so that they did not swing outward when opened, but slightly forward. So getting in and out was made easier even in tight parking spaces. When the doors were opened, the steering wheel automatically swung forwards and the unoccupied front seats slid forward to allow access to the rear seats as well. With the doors closed, the front seats and steering wheel took one of three previously set positions.
At first there were also rumors that the Solitaire should soon go into mass production, but this did not come true until today.
The design of the presented in 1991 Cadillac Eldorado Coupe is based on Solitaire.
The solitaire is featured in several scenes in the movie Demolition Man .