Originally conceived in 2003, the Cadillac Sixteen Concept appears to have been revived again as other superhuge supercars have taken to production over the last few years. As the name suggests, the Sixteen boasts a massive V16 engine saddled within its exceptionally large bonnet. The V16 is itself a tribute to the Cadillacs of the 1930s, when the custom-built Fleetwood coach cars firmly secured Caddy’s reputation as the benchmark for luxury sedans. The Sixteen seems to combine 1930s proportions with modern technology; its engine is said to produce roughly 1,000bhp and a similar amount of torque, more than enough to handle the car’s obscene 5,000lb weight. Beautiful 24-inch wheels comprise the rolling stock, but it’s the interior that really makes a statement. The hand-stitched Tuscany leather sprawls throughout the cabin, which is complimented by hand woven silk carpets and custom designed crystal on the cluster dials. It’s safe to safe if Cadillac put as much effort into their production cars as they did their concept vehicles that they would once again be able to occupy their old seat at the head of the table.
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