The Cadillac Le Mans was an idea vehicle planned by Harley Earl and created by Cadillac. It was named for the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France, in which Cadillac contended in 1950.
Shown at the 1953 General Motors Motorama in New York City, the structure was a position of safety (51 inches (1,300 mm) to the windshield frame),[clarification needed] two-situate, fiberglass-bodied roadster. This idea exhibited Cadillac’s first fold over windshield. It was controlled by a 250 hp (186 kW) adaptation of Cadillac’s 331 cu in (5,420 cc) V8 motor, a power yield not understood underway Cadillacs until 1955. The general length of the Le Mans was 196 in (4,978 mm). In spite of the fact that four models were assembled, the model never went into generation.