1993 Cadillac Allante 2dr Convertible
1993 Cadillac Allante ConvertibleLast year of production for this Ultra Lux blend of American Power with Italian Design.Beautiful car that drives as good as it looks.From Wikipedia, he free encyclopediaCadillac Allanté ManufacturerCadillac (General Motors)Pininfarina Production1986–1993 AssemblySan Giorgio Canavese, talyDetroit/Hamtramck Assembly (Detroit, ichigan) DesignerPininfarina Body and chassisClassLuxury roadster Body style2-door convertible PlatformV-body PowertrainEngine4.6 L Northstar V8 Transmission4-speed 4T80 automatic DimensionsWheelbase99.4 in (2,525 mm) Length1987–89: 178.6 in (4,536 mm)1990–93: 178.7 in (4,539 mm) Width1987–1991: 73.5 in (1,867 mm)1992–93: 73.4 in (1,864 mm) Height1987–1991 52.2 in (1,326 mm)1992–93: 51.5 in (1,308 mm) Curb weight3,720 lb (1,690 kg) ChronologySuccessorCadillac XLR The Cadillac Allanté is a two-door, wo-seater roadster marketed by Cadillac from 1986 until 1993, ith roughly 21,000 units built over a seven-year production run.Originally designed to compete with the Mercedes-Benz SL and Jaguar XJS, he Allanté featured a slightly modified variant of the 4.1 liter V8 used across Cadillac's model line.The Allanté is noted for an unusual production arrangement, here completed bodies — designed and manufactured in Italy by Pininfarina — were shipped 4,600 mi (7,400 km) from Italy in specially equipped Boeing 747s, 6 at a time, to Cadillac's Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly plant where they were mated with domestically manufactured chassis and engine assemblies. This was not the first time that Cadillac turned to Pininfarina for body work, hey previously farmed out body production to the Turin-based coachbuilder for the 1959 Eldorado Brougham, s well as that for several one-offs, ustoms, nd concept cars.The name Allanté was selected by General Motors from a list of 1700 computer generated names.[Introduced in early 1992 for the 1993 model year, llanté was scaled down to just one model this year, he soft-top convertible priced at $59,975 (not including a mandatory $1,700 gas guzzler tax for vehicles sold in the United States). The removable 60.5 lb (27.4 kg). aluminum hardtop was now a separate option, s well as the $495 LCD digital instrument cluster in place of the standard analog instruments. The $700 pearlcoat paint option (in Flax or Canyon Yellow, ith Hawaiian Orchid added midyear) was available. Also optional: chrome squeeze-cast aluminum wheels. For its final outing, llanté received the 4.6 L (280.7 cu in) Northstar DOHC V8 engine. This engine was initially rated at 290 hp (220 kW), ut Cadillac upped the rating to 295 hp (220 kW) at 5600 rpm by the time the first models were sold. Torque output was 290 ft·lb (390 N·m) at 4400 rpm. A new unequal-length control arm rear suspension, hared with the Seville and Eldorado, as also introduced that year, mproving handling. Also new for the small Cadillacs was Road Sensing Suspension, n active damper management system, nd improved disc brakes. The Bose name was no longer associated with Allanté's sound system, s the 1993 model went into production using GM's Delco "Premium Symphony Sound System". Other changes for the Allanté included a revised variable-assist power steering rack, eeper front spoiler, nd single-piece side windows, hich did away with the stationary forward vent windows.