Why didn't Cadillac Sixteen (2003 concept car) get green lighted?

Discussion in 'Special Projects & Concept Cars' started by bitzman, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. bitzman

    bitzman Formula 3

    Feb 15, 2008
    I woulda thunk that it would put it head and shoulders above any Lincoln. Or was the possibility of an inline sixteen just too much to imagine in mass production? I only found one design rendering, is there more on the net? Was this Bob Lutz' baby? Was it a running car? In your opinion (let us know if you are a former designer) is it too late to revive it? I think Cadillac needs something to liven itself up.
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  2. BMW.SauberF1Team

    BMW.SauberF1Team F1 World Champ

    Dec 4, 2004
    It is a V16 and not inline 16. There is at least 1 running version.

    It's a beautiful sedan. That, the Cien, and Elmiraj are some of my all time favorite car designs.
  3. Tenney

    Tenney F1 Rookie

    Feb 21, 2001
    Cadillac haven't had a Cadillac in their line-up in a while (ie a car to rival anyone else's luxury flagship) - which the Sixteen, Cien and Elmiraj would be. Maybe make 'em electric - silent running and all the torque of 500 ci, and then some - and maybe revive the equity in Fleetwood, Sedan DeVille, and so forth ...
  4. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    They had some beautiful concepts. That and the convertible one would have been amazing, but im not sure there was a market for the price point it would have come in at (esp back then..).

    I love the current Cadillacs. Saw the big one in Vegas, and it looked so much better than anything Cadillac built in the past 40 years.
  5. crinoid

    crinoid F1 Veteran
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    I’ll give you sixteen reasons why.

    I also like the current Cadillac’s. I rented the CT6 to drive out to Palm Springs in and it was fantastic.

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