2003 Cadillac Sixteen Concept review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 15 October 2006 , 14:10:22 byEmil

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Cadillac Sixteen Concept

The 2003 Cadillac Sixteen Concept boasts an ultramodern design, embodying at the same time the timeless qualities of an excellent luxurious super-sedan, thanks to its sleek appearance. Robert A. Lutz, GM vice chairman for product development and chairman of GM North America, stated that the Sixteen was a modern interpretation of everything that made Cadillac the standard of the world, being a reminder of a glorious past together with a progressive statement. Its rich tradition includes solid, dynamic and beautifully designed vehicles. The powerful 16-cylinder, 1000 HP engine inspired the name of the car and its sixteen proportions were crafted with great attention to detail and paying a tribute to the classic design. According to Wayne Cherry, GM`s vice president of design, the engine is like a setting for a diamond, simple and clean. General Motors' designers proved their distinctive talents of leading artisans when related to the upholstery, instrumentation, metal elements,interior wood, as well as aluminum body panels. The Cadillac Sixteen's tremenduous dash-to-axle dimension was given by the long aluminum hood, while its striking appearance is accentuated by the crisp-edged lines of the midnight silver aluminum body panels. The Cadillac Sixteen is further enhanced by the smart blend of luxury refinement and premium materials which are embodied by crystal, precision-cut meatals and fine woods. The interior is stylish, boasting a center-mounted Bvlgari clock, while the occupants enjoy great comfort with the hand-stitched, Tuscany leather upholstered seats. Eric Clough, interior designer, informed that the lighting was architectural, enhancing the mood and desirability of the Cadillac Sixteen`s interior space, complementing its shapes and colors. Substantial weight advantages are provided by the extensive use of aluminum components. All in all, the Cadillac Sixteen is undoubtedly an ultra-luxury automobile, offering its enthusiats premier refinement and craftsmanship.