10 Concept Cars That Didn’t Go Anywhere

10 Concept Cars That Didn’t Go Anywhere
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Cadillac Sixteen

Imagine a 5,000 lb sedan… how would it move? Ask Cadillac and they’ll respond with the engine in this concept, which is a 1,000 hp 13.6L V16. The Cadillac Sixteen concept was brought to life with the intention of bringing back the American automaker’s 16-cylinder ultra-luxury sedans from the 1930s. Of course, the Sixteen wouldn’t work in today’s fuel-conscious world with a normal V16, so Cadillac incorporated an active-cylinder deactivation system that would turn off 12 of the cylinders during light driving, eight cylinders in harder driving, and would fully unleash all 16 cylinders under full acceleration.

Even though the Cadillac Sixteen was shelved, there are still rumors of a new Cadillac flagship sedan, that might reference the Sixteen. Design-wise, Cadillac seems to be looking to the Sixteen concept as inspiration, with its eccentric wheel arches and bling-y grille hitting the new Cadillac ATS and XTS sedans.

  • Adam Donohue

    Left out the Dodge Copperhead!? 

  • Catfan

    It should have been branded as an Imperial.  Great idea!

  • SpencerRynberg

    I saw the Dodge Demon in person about 2 years ago at Trenton engine north. It looked so much better in person.

  • Carlos

    Concept cars are never meant to “go anywhere”. They built as showy platforms, for various new features. There are probably many features, on your own car, that debuted at a car show, on a concept car.