The Allanté entered its first full year of production after being introduced in March 1987. Its styling, powertrain and features were essentially unchanged for 1988. A number of running changes did take place. These included a reconfiguring of the headrests and the inclusion of a power decklid pulldown as standard equipment. A new option for 1988 was a European-style analog instrument panel which could be ordered in lieu of the standard electronic cluster at no extra charge. Also new for 1988 were two new exterior colors-red and black.
Allanté is for those fortunate few who can write their own rules.
Unlike any ultra-luxury roadster that has come before it, here is the limited production Cadillac Allanté. Using premium German steel, a unique Swiss alloy and exterior trim from France, Italian artisans handcraft its coachwork at the studios of Pininfarina, designer for appointment to Ferrari and Rolls Royce.
Then, specially modified 747s transport the sculptured bodies to a specially-built Cadillac facility in North America. After final drive train assembly, every Allanté undergoes a 40 km (25-mile) test track evaluation, unique to Cadillac. Two teams of highly trained technicians, after testing procedure, must sign off each vehicle with their own signature. Further proof of Cadillac’s commitment to Allanté’s integrity.
European road manners, Cadillac comfort, convenience and front-wheel drive. There’s spirited power in the exclusive high output V8 with Sequential-Port Fuel Injection, precise — never harsh — handling. Impressive control with the Bosch III Anti-Lock Braking System.
Allanté brings a new concept to two-passenger automobiles: Cadillac comfort. Defying the traditional space constraints of a coupe/roadster, its pass-through trunk even accepts skis with a total of 453 litres (16 cu. ft.) of space.
Hand-fitted Italian leather covers the Recaro seat (with new lower headrests) featuring driver and passenger ten-way electric power. A memory function on the driver’s side “remembers” two preferred seating positions. Instrumentation is a unique blend of electronic Liquid Crystal Display and analogue dials. Power equipment runs the full gauntlet. There are simply no extra cost options.
The 7 year / 160,000 kilometer (100,000 mile) Allanté Limited Warranty is designed to make you the most cared-for owner in the world.
Cadillac Allanté. Modern in the true North American sense, it retains all the sense of a classic Italian beauty.
90-degree, overhead valve, V-8, aluminum block and cast iron cylinder heads and liners.