2002 Cadillac Cien Concept

First Floor - Artistry

Depicted in The Island (2005) as a 2009 Cadillac

Designer: Simon Cox
Builder: General Motors (concept)
Fxperts, Inc. (film vehicle)
Based on: n/a

In the year 2019, Lincoln Six Echo (Ewan McGregor) lives in an isolated facility, far removed from the radioactive wasteland outside, in which residents await transport to “the island,” a utopian paradise. However, most are unaware that they are actually “agnates”--clones that only exist to harvest body parts for their wealthy “sponsors.” In order to reveal the truth, Lincoln Six Echo searches for his sponsor, Tom Lincoln, all the while being pursued by a private security team attempting to prevent the story from coming out.  

In the movie, the Lincolns evade capture in Tom’s “2009 Caddy” - already a decade old within the narrative. The car was based on the real-world 2002 Cadillac Cien, a dramatic concept vehicle built to celebrate the brand’s 100th anniversary. Futuristic in appearance and exuding luxury, the Cien fit neatly into the near-future world and wealth of Tom’s character. To ensure the safety of the one-off concept, a fully-functioning replica of the Cien was built by Fxperts for filming.

Courtesy of the GM Heritage Collection