Autos: Cadillac rolls from all-American to international brand - Indianapolis Star

Cadillac introduced the Elmiraj Concept during a special event Aug. The Elmiraj four-seat rear-wheel drive grand coupe provides a look inside the Cadillac Studio on how it envisions performance and luxury for the next generation of luxury drivers. It is powered by a 4. 5-liter twin turbocharged V8 delivering an estimated 500 hp. A model poses next to the Cadillac Sixteen concept vehicle at Auto Shanghai 2005, the year’s leading auto show in China, April 21, 2005. General Motors showcased... One of the few things kept from my childhood room is a dealer poster of the 1990 Cadillac Aurora concept. The hunchback second-generation Seville that followed ended Cadillac's international style — until the Pininfarina -designed 1987 Allante roadster debuted. Allante's front-drive chassis was no match for Mercedes, but alloy wheels, removable hardtop and grille-mounted emblem pointed to a new era for Cadillac. An advanced 32-valve Northstar V8 became available in 1993. Sales were a flop, but Allante was important in Cadillac's evolution and eased into the sporty 1992 STS. Cadillac would not get another roadster until the Corvette-based XLR a decade later. Aurora was "Cadillac's vision of an international high-performance sedan designed to compete in the global marketplace. Source: