Topspeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in '2002 Cadillac Cien Concept' started by locoako786, Aug 9, 2002.

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    cherish the time we have now and dont look back<!-- Signature -->
     
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    u to jaguar ford crap<!-- Signature -->
     
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    of course!<!-- Signature -->
     
  4. I heard from a friend of mine that the topspeed is going to be 220+ and that this car in a push of a button change from V12 to V8 (4 cylinders stop working so it can save gas) and when your ready to race change it back! <!-- Signature -->
     
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    no
     
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    NO
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    What is impossible?
    Well the concept model actually can work on (I believe) 6 or 12 cylinders. I don't know exactly how it does this, but it is based on the technology that they used in a car in the 80's. I would assume it is somewhat refined though.

    Top speed? I don't know. But with 750hp, 220 doesn't sound out of reach.
    The McLaren F1 gets above 240mph, with 100hp less.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    I went to the 2002 Chicago Auto Show and they said the Cien can change from using 12 cylinders to 8 and it has a top speed of 225+!!!
    If you don't believe that then that's your problem because that's what the lady that was talking about it said. You can cruise at 20 mph using only 4 or 6 cylinders or 8 cylinders on the highway.
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from CarreraGtRacer</i>
    <b>I heard from a friend of mine that the topspeed is going to be 220+ and that this car in a push of a button change from V12 to V8 (4 cylinders stop working so it can save gas) and when your ready to race change it back! </b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    I believe F-1 racing cars use the same technology. When they are in a corner and going to fast, two cilinders stop turning, so the car "brakes on his engine". A horrible sound. So it is possible the Cien uses that technology, but it must be more refind, because an F-1 racer can't just shut those two cilinders down. I would love to see that Caddy's engine and learn more about it...

    keep the faith<!-- Signature -->
     
  10. #10 sniper, Aug 9, 2002
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Bigblockbrawler426Hemistage8</i>
    <b>i think that the engine of this caddy is v12 northstar with 90° and fastburn combustion chambers! maybe have a look at caddy's website.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    I went to their website ( www.cadillac.com) and here is what I've found.

    "Cien Breaks Trough The Next Century.

    Its powerful presence launches Cadillac into its second century of technology and innovation. It's the 750-hp mid-engine Cadillac Cien concept car. This two-seat luxury super car has revved up consumers and critics alike, earning Cadillac the Best Concept Car Award from AutoWeek at the 2002 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

    Cien which means 100 in Spanish, has a low, sleek appearance — inspired by the latest F-22 Stealth fighter aircraft. The dramatic silhouette is accentuated by Cadillac's characteristic crisp-edged feature line that runs the length of the body.

    The cabin features high-tech structural materials and Cadillac's leading-edge technologies, including Night Vision and StabiliTrak, Additionally, the interior of the Cien features a digital instrument display relaying all of the vehicle's functions, including diagnostics and satellite navigation, to the driver.

    Cien's 7.5-liter, V12 powerplant is a new concept engine from GM Powertrain named the Northstar XV12. The all-aluminum, dual overhead cam (DOHC) four-valve V12 engine generates 750 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque and features GM's Displacement on Demand technology, which allows the engine to run seamlessly on six cylinders at times to maximize fuel savings.

    Cien is fitted with a semi-automatic transmission, controlled by Formula 1-inspired column-mounted electronic paddles.

    The cabin features high-tech structural materials and Cadillac's leading-edge technologies: Night Vision, OnStar, StabiliTrak, and Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist.

    The same emphasis on bold, trend-setting design that has set Cadillac apart in the past is the essence of the Cien — and Cadillac — as it enters its second 100 years."

    So BigBlock, as you said, it's a Northstar. I would like some more pictures about the engine, so if anyone has some pics, post them here if you would.
    About the cabin: Night Vision, OnStar, StabiliTrak and Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist. Man this isn't a car anymore, this is a computer on wheels with a V-12.
    And now we also have proof about the switching from 12 to 6 cilinders. The engine only can change from 6 to 12, not to 4 or 8.

    Man this is one the most interesting, beautiful cars I have layed eyes upon...

    keep the faith


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    dont get all hanky panky but ive heard or actually seen on tv now hear this......... in 2005 there will be a 720 hp corvette. outrageous huh? but ive been watchin the car and driver thing and my friend even seen it......... he said its gunna be totally different, looks like a callway just kinda different.... with 720 hp it must be an asscraker. with top speed of 300+ mph!!!!!!! maybe this is just my dream come true or maybe its just a chevy whoo hoo!<!-- Signature -->
     
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    750 hp cien and 225 mph?? u must be crazy i was expecting this thing to whip out 250 mph or so its more than mclaren yeh but u will need more than 880 hp like the corvette sledgehammer to beat the top speed of 254.76 mph baby yeh!<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from WakkaWu</i>
    <b>dont get all hanky panky but ive heard or actually seen on tv now hear this......... in 2005 there will be a 720 hp corvette. outrageous huh? but ive been watchin the car and driver thing and my friend even seen it......... he said its gunna be totally different, looks like a callway just kinda different.... with 720 hp it must be an asscraker. with top speed of 300+ mph!!!!!!! maybe this is just my dream come true or maybe its just a chevy whoo hoo!</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Indeed I've heard some rumours to. There is only one thing I find hard to believe. 300 mph?? I don't doubt they have the possibility to reach that barrier, but for me it looks rather doubtful...
    But don't get me wrong, I would love to see a street legal car finaly break the barrier of 300 mph.

    keep the faith<!-- Signature -->
     
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    yeah, i heard something about how you can turn off cylinders in the engine to save gas, i wouldn't say it's impossible. Personally, I hope Cadillac builds this.
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from sniper</i>
    <b><!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from WakkaWu</i>
    <b>dont get all hanky panky but ive heard or actually seen on tv now hear this......... in 2005 there will be a 720 hp corvette. outrageous huh? but ive been watchin the car and driver thing and my friend even seen it......... he said its gunna be totally different, looks like a callway just kinda different.... with 720 hp it must be an asscraker. with top speed of 300+ mph!!!!!!! maybe this is just my dream come true or maybe its just a chevy whoo hoo!</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Indeed I've heard some rumours to. There is only one thing I find hard to believe. 300 mph?? I don't doubt they have the possibility to reach that barrier, but for me it looks rather doubtful...
    But don't get me wrong, I would love to see a street legal car finaly break the barrier of 300 mph.

    keep the faith</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    yeh i kno its probably computer controlled or something so itll prob be 250 or so on the street..... but if i had one like that i wud go whip out the nos, reprogram that computer for full power and head on down to the track whooooooooooooo hooooooo lol<!-- Signature -->
     
  16. #16 jaguarkid02, Aug 9, 2002
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from sniper</i>
    <b><!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Bigblockbrawler426Hemistage8</i>
    <b>i think that the engine of this caddy is v12 northstar with 90° and fastburn combustion chambers! maybe have a look at caddy's website.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    I went to their website ( www.cadillac.com) and here is what I've found.

    "Cien Breaks Trough The Next Century.

    Its powerful presence launches Cadillac into its second century of technology and innovation. It's the 750-hp mid-engine Cadillac Cien concept car. This two-seat luxury super car has revved up consumers and critics alike, earning Cadillac the Best Concept Car Award from AutoWeek at the 2002 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

    Cien which means 100 in Spanish, has a low, sleek appearance — inspired by the latest F-22 Stealth fighter aircraft. The dramatic silhouette is accentuated by Cadillac's characteristic crisp-edged feature line that runs the length of the body.

    The cabin features high-tech structural materials and Cadillac's leading-edge technologies, including Night Vision and StabiliTrak, Additionally, the interior of the Cien features a digital instrument display relaying all of the vehicle's functions, including diagnostics and satellite navigation, to the driver.

    Cien's 7.5-liter, V12 powerplant is a new concept engine from GM Powertrain named the Northstar XV12. The all-aluminum, dual overhead cam (DOHC) four-valve V12 engine generates 750 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque and features GM's Displacement on Demand technology, which allows the engine to run seamlessly on six cylinders at times to maximize fuel savings.

    Cien is fitted with a semi-automatic transmission, controlled by Formula 1-inspired column-mounted electronic paddles.

    The cabin features high-tech structural materials and Cadillac's leading-edge technologies: Night Vision, OnStar, StabiliTrak, and Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist.

    The same emphasis on bold, trend-setting design that has set Cadillac apart in the past is the essence of the Cien — and Cadillac — as it enters its second 100 years."

    So BigBlock, as you said, it's a Northstar. I would like some more pictures about the engine, so if anyone has some pics, post them here if you would.
    About the cabin: Night Vision, OnStar, StabiliTrak and Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist. Man this isn't a car anymore, this is a computer on wheels with a V-12.
    And now we also have proof about the switching from 12 to 6 cilinders. The engine only can change from 6 to 12, not to 4 or 8.

    Man this is one the most interesting, beautiful cars I have layed eyes upon...

    keep the faith


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    Very sweet indeed... It's amazing what engineers can do with engines nowadays. And if you think about it, we are only building cars for a bit more then 100 years. Think about what engineers can produce in about fifty years...

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    100 yrs of cadillac and gm for all ya kno. its great that the technology advanced so much but i doubt there will be flying saucers for a daily driver in the next 1000 yrs. <!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from sniper</i>
    <b>Very sweet indeed... It's amazing what engineers can do with engines nowadays. And if you think about it, we are only building cars for a bit more then 100 years. Think about what engineers can produce in about fifty years...

    keep the faith</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE --> it's hard to think that in 50 years what we're talking about now will be child's play<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from WakkaWu</i>
    <b>cherish the time we have now and dont look back</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->what ever<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from ryavaught</i>
    <b>I went to the 2002 Chicago Auto Show and they said the Cien can change from using 12 cylinders to 8 and it has a top speed of 225+!!!
    If you don't believe that then that's your problem because that's what the lady that was talking about it said. You can cruise at 20 mph using only 4 or 6 cylinders or 8 cylinders on the highway.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->Thank you. Told Ya'll<!-- Signature -->
     
  22. #22 locoako786, Aug 9, 2002
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    u can find a lot of info on caddys website already they finally got that put up www.cadillac.com
     
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    bmw and bugatti ure fav? bugatti sucks man and bmw rocks ehehhheehh and true corvette rulez
     
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    is there a video clip of the cien running in the lemans? i wanna see it...if anyone knows where they cud get their hands on one
     
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    so im guessing the answer here is no......?
     

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