This is the future, circa 1959, from the fruitful mind of Harley Earl, the style and technology tour de force, Cadillac Cyclone.
The 1959 Cadillac Cyclone XP-74
was the last dream car created during Harley Earl's time as Vice President of Design at General Motors. The advanced technologies used in the hypercar were truly amazing. To the degree that big companies such as Audi, Tesla, and Mercedes are utilizing it now.
The Cyclone Concept was created to explore both aesthetic and technological ideas. A clear plastic cover fits snugly against the panoramic glass for a complete 360-degree view in the 2-passenger version. Most people have little knowledge about the car and are unable to accurately recognize it unless they are true automotive experts. However, it remains an interesting vehicle to have been constructed at the time, with some of its features appearing far-fetched now being used as standard equipment, although not in the same way as the Cyclone.
The Engine And Features Of The Cadillac Cyclone The Cadillac cyclone is powered by a 390 cubic inch two-cylinder V8 engine with a displacement of about 6380cc that generates 325 horsepower and 588 Nm of torque. The top speed of the car is estimated to be around 110 miles per hour (176 kph). The engine is equipped with a low-profile carburetor, a cross-flow aluminum radiator, and two fans. The vehicle had a front air suspension with the rear suspension consisting of swing axles and trailing arms. The vehicle also supports a 3-speed Automatic transmission with a wheelbase of 104 inches. The automobile weighs 2100 kilos (4630 lbs). Design Of The Cadillac Cyclone