Trilogy of Luxury I: Cadillac Concept Cars

“As the Standard of the World Turns” …dream sequence

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NotoriousLuxury presents the rudely-elegant side…

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…a dream with a little bit of fantasy

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Notoriously monaroSS…

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Concept cars are designed not only as an exercise in styling, they are often vehicles that serve as a basis for future production models. Sometimes the vehicle is tweaked and suited in its ‘street clothes’ and many times components of the concept go into regular production vehicles.

Cadillac has always been an innovator…a leader in technology and engineering. They have presented really unique vehicles through the years. “As the Standard of the World Turns” held a reunion inviting the most distinctive concept celebrities together again for a command performance…in the continuing saga of “NotoriousLuxury!”

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Cadillac concept vehicles are one fortuitous adventure after another. The concept cars B.C. (before computer) began their existence as a sketch in time so to speak. Today’s concept all but drives off the computer disk drive into existence and are fully operational thanks to the amazing computer graphics and software available.

The ones presented here were renderings from an extremely talented artisan exhibiting ‘old-school’ attitude in a contemporary package. He goes by the handle “monaroSS” whom I met on the “GM Inside News” website. This man is brilliant as witnessed by his style…now these are the Cadillacs of Cadillacs! GM needs to offer this guy the corner office in the executive suite. Take a look, I am sure you all agree…this dude ROCKS Cadillac-style!

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“monaroSS has a unique Cadillac-style”

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Trilogy of Luxury I is the “dream sequence” from NotoriousLuxury. Avant-garde styling and glamour went hand in hand with the “Standard of the World.” The concept cars you see are a glimpse into the future of Cadillac. The brand was the world leader in technology and engineering, all wrapped up in a decadently-luxurious package. Every generation had a Cadillac Flagship, the 21st century is long overdue.

Cadillac never targeted other automakers…it was just the reverse. Cadillac was the innovator…Cadillac created market segments. The classic Fleetwood series catapulted the brand to “Standard of the World” exclusivity. The formidable Eldorado series augmented the ‘top shelf’ of the brand with supremacy and exclusivity. The legendary 1967 front-wheel drive Fleetwood Eldorado created an entirely new class of personal luxury. And…lest we forget “America’s favorite luxury car” the illustrious DeVille series. Cadillac wasn’t chasing market segments…market segments were chasing Cadillac…

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…a dream with a little bit of fantasy

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Art and Science is the 21st century philosophy for Cadillac. It is high technology and impeccable engineering escalated to the next level of perfection. They are headed in the right direction if the brand would remember why people buy a Cadillac…the Cadillac buyer wants a L-U-X-U-R-Y car. Cadillac doesn’t have to ‘compete’ with the others…Cadillac is an innovator then purveyor, the modern designers forgot the general purpose of a Cadillac:  

F-L-A-G-S-H-I-P. Cadillac should “dictate” the styling…and stop chasing markets of which it should be “snooty” enough to avoid…You don’t see Rolls Royce making an economy car to compete in the Ford Focus league do you? Cadillac used to create the niche that the others followed…”To thine own self be true Cadillac.”

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Make sure to read Trilogy of Luxury Parts II & III which follow 

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…the continuing saga of “As the Standard of the World Turns”

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