Cadillac Was Thinking About Building A V16 Engine

NK June 06 2022


The Escalade-V is the most powerful SUV on sale right now and it's not even close! With an amazing 682 horsepower from its supercharged 6.2L V8, this vehicle will blow you away with power wherever we go. But did ya know there was once a plan for even MORE performance?

In an ever-changing world, one thing will always be true: Some people want to drive fast. The current V has enough power to get it up to 60 mph in 4 seconds which means that this car isn't just quick for its size and weight - but also fun! Despite being outpowered by some competitors like Mercedes' AMG GLS 63 or Tesla Model X 90D (which can both do 0-60mph within 3), we found ourselves feeling satisfied when driving away from each respective event because no other vehicle feels quite as authentic while still delivering top performance as Cadillac Escalade-V can.

"The idea of a 16-cylinder Escalade might seem crazy to some, but it was actually considered by GM before they began turbocharging and supercharging everything. In fact," said David Schiavone in an interview at GM Authority about this unique car model that would've been perfect for those looking out from under their hoods as well!"

The 2003 Cadillac Sixteen is one of the company's most innovative concepts. The vehicle was named after its V16 engine and featured an exterior design based on that same unit, which would have been too expensive for production at this time in history so instead, they went with cost-efficient plastics to make up all these complicated shapes you see here!

The car looks sleek despite having 16 different parts because everything - from hoods & roofs down below or doors up top--is made out of plastic rather than metal like modern-day Audies do today but don't worry: There are still plenty inside where it counts including seats created especially by ergonomic experts who want maximize comfort while maximizing safety.


It is hard to say whether Cadillac ever considered shoehorning the V16 engine into their Escalade. If they did, I am sure that idea was quickly disqualified as soon as it crossed minds due in large part because of public outrage about this current model's $150k price tag which would have been nearly two decades ago at one point!

It's a shame that Cadillac would resort to using an outdated engine. At the time, they claimed their naturally aspirated 13.6-liter V16 could produce 1,000hp and 1000 lb/ft torque - which makes it just as powerful as Bugatti W16 with four turbochargers!