BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wheels |Coupes & GTs: Cadillac ELR

  • Photo by Richard Prince; Copyright Richard Prince 2013
    Photo by Richard Prince; Copyright Richard Prince 2013
  • Ronald Ehrens

In addition to being an extended-range electric vehicle and offering the attendant ecological and economic benefits of such a car, the Cadillac ELR (www.cadillac.com) is a design showpiece. Like the Converj concept car of 2009 from which it evolved, the ELR combines arcing and slashing lines for a look that is both elegant and sporty. Most notable is the front end, with its cascading headlamps and shuttered grille. The $76,000 coupe’s leather-lined interior is sufficiently comfortable for the 300-plus-mile trips the ELR can make on a fully charged battery pack and a full tank of gas. The batteries alone are good for up to 37 miles, which means drivers can make most commutes without using any gas to power the car’s 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. The car delivers 295 ft lbs of torque instantly and features a complete array of driver-assist and safety features. 

From Around the Web...
A continuation from the famed 1957 model, nine examples will be made, each priced at $1.4 million…
The marque’s Molsheim assembly plant is where every new Bugatti is personalized and thoroughly...
Photo by Bruce Benedict
The goal is to eliminate all serious or fatal injuries by 2020…
The limited-edition rocket rolls out with 215 hp harnessed by top-tier electronics…
We take a spin in the new manual V-12 to find out if it is the answer to driving purists’ prayers…
The new brand’s first bike will roll out at the New York City Motorcycle Show on December 9…
All proceeds from the sale of the 949 hp one-off will go the country’s recovery efforts…
Fashioned after the Palace of Versailles, the classic car epitomizes custom coachbuilding…
The 4-cylinder boxer power plant provides the mid-engine roadster with plenty of muscle…
Photo by Petrolicious
Though not street legal in the U.S., this Porsche proved quite popular…