This Is Really Just Cadillac Sixteen
This Is Really Just Cadillac Sixteen-
This Is Really Just Cadillac Sixteen,Similarly, when Cadillac finally stopped producing a V12 engine they were quick to advertise, “If you want more than EIGHT cylinders, get SIXTEEN!” claiming that “no twelve cylinder can hope to compare with the Cadillac Sixteen in luxury—yet the Sixteen is actually priced in the twelvecylinder range.”58 At the time this advertisement was run (circa 1938) only Packard and Lincoln were building 12s. Cadillac's rise in the market is linked, as we have said, with Packard's fall. What did Owning a Cadillac Sixteen meant possessing the ultimate in status and onboard automotive amenities. It also meant that you needed a very large garage, as its 154inch wheelbase was the longest of any car in the world. Powered by a massive 452ci.V16 engine, it needed all 165hp to propel the 6,000pound beast to a top speed of 90mph. Cadillac produced 3,882 Sixteens (of which only 60 were 1934 models). Over the eightyear run, Cadillac produced 33 models, but none were In other words, not the sort of car one really wants for highspeed chases.14 That said, if you want a uniquelooking car, a custom concept car is probably the way to go. Unfortunately, most concept cars never get built, at least not as fully functioning prototypes, making pricing such an endeavor difficult. However, at least one recent concept car that did make it to the prototype stage, and just screams “Batmobile,” is the 2003 Cadillac Sixteen. Combining elements of modern design and GM. HYWire. James.reviews the revolutionary GM Hywire, which runs on a mixture of hydrogen from the tank and oxygen from the air. With the HyWire and future prototypes, GM hope to reinvent the automobile. Cadillac Sixteen James is the only one interested in the. GM HYWire51.In anticipation of environmental concerns regarding fuel economy, Cadillac Sixteen's Displacement on Demand technology allows the engine to run on 4, 8, or 16 cylinders, depending on driving conditions. Without the new focus on art and science, the Sixteen would have seemed an anomaly, not representative of the real world of Cadillac. In the current climate, however, the Sixteen does what a concept car should. It pushes the envelope on what Cadillac really could produce and General.Motors Corp. in January 2003 introduced its Cadillac Sixteen with a V16 aluminum block engine. The 13.6L, OHV, V16 delivers 746kW (1000 PS) and 1356Nm of torque at just 2000rpm. The XV16 Cadillac engine has a mass of 315kg and is designed to operate with cylinder deactivation. Cylinder deactivation means the V16 engine can run on 8 or as few as 4 cylinders, delivering an impressive 20mpg fuel economy in the 2270kg GM flagship vehicle. In the following sections affixed to the exterior rear doors. The U.S. flag was placed on the right front fender, and the presidential standard was located on the left front fender. Flushmounted spotlights in the fenders illuminated the flags at night. Cadillac General Manager Michael J..O'Malley said: Just as Air Force One is a flying Oval Office, this new Cadillac provides the same amenities for our nation's leader while traveling on the ground.4 CHAPTER ELEVEN Bob Lutz with the Cadillac Sixteen concept car.THE GREATEST CARS EVER TO REAR THE GREATEST FINECAR NAME THE NEW y^adillaccJ leeiicood Only Fleetwood could build bodies of. Here are the new Cadillacs, and the Much more luxurious, roomy, and beautiful — with power increased and performance improved — it is, by far, the most magnificent V8 in Cadillac history. Yet, it is moderately priced, and is unusually economical. And, finally, look at the new Cadillac Sixteen! Redesigned around a completely new The steering wheel □ Cadillac Sixteen show car.. As befitting a flagship, Cadillac paid imon Cox, On Design At most major car shows, it's easy to spot Simon Cox, the British designer who runs GM's Design Center in England Although Cadillac Design is very much a cooperative effort with North America and England, Cox's experience makes him very knowledgeable about the current design direction at Cadillac, and therefore just the man we needed to grill with questions.Good brands act, not just speak or sell. General Motors, for example, removed what it called its brand structure, but it was really a thinly veiled sales structure, since during that period brands never really drove product development. In fact, General Motors, with extravagant show cars such as the Cadillac Sixteen.and new products such as the Opel Signum, a luxury hatchback, illustrate not only the company's renaissance but the divisions' rediscovery of their sense of purpose.