Cadillac Sixteen concept car
The Cadillac Sixteen is a prototype of an elegant high-performance cars, the Cadillac built in 2003.
The car is equipped with a specially developed for this model of Cadillac 13.6 -liter V16 engine with 32 valves and a four-stage, electronically controlled automatic transmission ( 4-speed Hydra -Matic 4L85 ) and is driven by the rear wheels. The engine has a cylinder deactivation and may imperceptibly turn off 8 or 12 of the cylinder 16 while driving if their services are not required .. All 16 cylinders were used only at full acceleration. With this intelligent system the car spent 11.8 l/100 km. The naturally aspirated engine to deliver 1000 hp ( 735 kW). The top speed is 250 km / h at minimum power. Can accelerate the vehicle in 3.7 seconds from 0-100 km / h The torque of 1355 Nm at 4300/min.
The design of the vehicle based on the Cadillac V16 from the 1930s. The actual construction was a combination of Cadillac's Art and Science design to current topic and echoes of the Cadillac Eldorado from 1967. Additional design elements emerged from an in-house competition under the direction of GM Vice Chairman Robert A. Lutz. The Sixteen has an out -milled from a solid crystal logo on the steering wheel and a Bulgari clock on the dashboard.
Although the Sixteen did not make it to series production, plays his legacy at the product- planning of Cadillac an important role. The next generation of Cadillacs, especially the revised CTS, have elements of the Sixteen construction. Since 2005, there are rumors that a smaller version of the Sixteen as ULS ( Ultralight Sedan) or XLS ( Extra Light Sedan) with a V8 engine or on request V12 engine to be built, which was neither denied nor confirmed by GM. For 2010, a new model of representation was announced, but said it was not clear to what extent it would be similar to the Sixteen. In 2011, it has not yet been presented.