New Cadillac CT6 Sedan Has the Highest Torsional Rigidity of Any Caddy Produced to Date

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To debut on the last day of March at the New York International Auto Show, the CT6 is the most technologically advanced Cadillac ever and the new flagship sedan of the automaker. Despite its luxobarge persona, there’s some driver-oriented goodies to look forward to.
Travis Hester, the executive chief engineer of the 2016 Cadillac CT6, declared that “The innovation surrounding our joining techniques have enabled us to create a vehicle structure with the highest torsional rigidity of any Cadillac while achieving one of the most mass-efficient vehicles in the segment.” Yup, this is exciting news.

If you thought that the 2015 Cadillac ATS is one stiff bugger, just imagine how driver-oriented and light on its feet the 2016 Cadillac CT6 will be. In addition to Travis’ statement, we’re informed that we’re dealing with the most-advanced body and chassis to be employed by a Cadillac product.

Though we can hardly consider it as a factually correct statement, Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen is so excited by the CT6 that he went on to describe the underpinnings as being the rocket science of automobile construction and manufacturing today.” You know what? If it will be more comfortable than the S-Class, better handling than the Quattroporte and as nice looking as the XJ, only then Johan will be right.

Put simply, the structure of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 employs 64 percent aluminum (including every exterior body panel). Only the lower body structure, underbody, A and B pillars are made from high-strength steel. Now how about those twin-turbo V6 and V8 motors, as well as that electric all-wheel drive system?
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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