Cadillac is arguably the most storied luxury vehicle manufacturer in America. It is among the oldest auto brands in the globe. Great men behind the renowned brand named it after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac the Detroit founder. Presently the world-class automaker is owned by General Motors who purchased it in 1909. Cadillac is known to produce some of the most coveted cars that are synonymous with reliability, innovation, and style. It also goes into the business of manufacturing some rare models.
Below you will uncover a list of special edition Cadillac models.
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Available in a matte color finish that manufacturers are referring to as Silver Frost, there will be only a hundred units of the model. Cadillac is labeling as the collector editions. Owners of the limited editions models will have to hand wash their vehicles and condition them regularly instead of waxing. The brand assures the market that the finish on the vehicles has been engineered to be as durable as the conventional glossy paint. Supercharged 6.2 liter V-8 engine power the coupe. The model is rated at 551 pound-feet of torque and 556 horsepower. Individuals purchasing the automobile can pick between yellow or red Brembo brake calipers and satin or polished graphite wheels.
Cadillac 452 V16
It is one of the special edition Cadillac models that put the brand on the map for many years. The spectacular V-16 packs sixteen cylinders of smooth natural going luxury engines and an additional four out-performing Packard’s V12. Manufactured in limited numbers and typically only to special order to suit individual tastes of clients. The vehicle was defined by an astounding 7.4 liters 45-degree 16-cylinder engine delivering 165 horsepower. The body of the automobile came from coach builders who were known to develop grand designs. Worth noting is that Cadillac was responsible for the production of two of only three gasoline-fueled V16 engine models. The first V16 was a limousine that featured lather roof, division glass, and a rear folding roof portion. These were followed by Madame Xs that had four doors and dawned the most costly bodies available. Even though the model was released at a time when there were financial difficulties, and it was expensive, it was ordered in huge numbers. It was one of the cars that received acclaim from both the public and press in the 1930’s. Production ceased in 1940 because of the war in Europe that affected sales.
It is a special edition Cadillac model that the brand introduced to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The two-door rear mid-engined rear wheel drive is a high-performance automobile. The model features in two films, i.e., “The Island” in 2005 and “Transformers: Age of Extinction” in 2014. Additionally, it was also a vehicle in Midnight Club 3 an Xbox and PS2 game released in 2005. The vehicle produces 750 hp and is powered by a 7.5-litre V-12 engine which is longitudinally mounted. Its experimental engine featured displacement on demand and direct injection which made it possible for the engine to run on eight or fewer cylinders especially under light load. Its design was formulated at the General Motors Advanced Design Studio located in England. Prodrive, a motorsport and engineering firm, stepped in with the production of an efficient road-going automobile. The angular superstar is one of the best looking concepts that has been introduced to the auto market.
XLR Neiman Marcus Edition
Reports by Cadillac indicate that this limited edition sold out of the store’s holiday catalog in under 15 minutes (14 min to be precise) setting a new record for the brand. It was built between the years 2003 to 2009. With 320 horsepower, and 4.6-litre V-8 engines. Only 101 units of the model were manufactured. They were the first of a kind to be solely produced in General Motors Bowling Green Ky. Assembly facility. The vehicle retailing at $85,000 was solved exclusively through Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalogue in 2003. It boasts of a two-tone ebony and shale interior, an exclusive ultraviolet exterior and engraved numbered sill plate.
1974 Sixty Special Fleetwood Brougham Talisman
The Fleetwood Talisman is on the list of special edition Cadillac models because it comes from a period when automobiles were only as luxurious as their lengths. It gave owners a limousine experience clocking about 20 feet long. It was the last of the long cars that Cadillac manufactured. At the cost of 13,000 dollars, this was a price that celebrities and dignitaries were willing to spend on luxurious comfort in 1974. The model featured massive doors. The mirrors and handled were chromed, heavy and exclusive to Cadillac. It offers fuel-injection with around 190 horsepower. Drivers agree that the Caddy was king on the hills.
Written by Garrett Parker
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