Cadillac CT6 – AutoWaffle First Impressions

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I got the opportunity to see the Cadillac CT6 full-size sedan in person today. It was wonderful.

I went to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach today. Let me tell you – that was amazing. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of posts and photos released in the coming days. Stay tuned for that, but today’s topic of discussion is the all-new Cadillac CT6.

I saw the Cadillac CT6 in person today. It was locked, because it was already sold. It sold for $200,000 for charity, and was located in the Chevrolet booth safely indoors and proudly on display.

If you’ve been reading AutoWaffle for awhile, or if you know me personally, you already know that Chevrolet is my favorite car company. I do not hide this fact, nor will I ever, but let me tell you this:

I immediately skipped over all the Chevrolets on display, including a 2015 Corvette Z06 (with Z07 package) and made a bee line for the Cadillac CT6.

I was not disappointed.

My initial impressions are as follows….

The Cadillac CT6 downright beautiful; stunning, even. If you disagree, you’re probably insane, or blind, or stuck in the 1960s. That’s okay. We still like you, you’re just wrong.

The Cadillac CT6 has got PRESENCE. This thing is huge. Remember – this has a longer wheelbase than the S and 7. No, it’s not longer than a ’94-96 Fleetwood Brougham, often praised as the “last” full-size true Cadillac by many enthusiasts of the brand, but you know what? It’s also not sporting 4 total feet of rear overhang.

The interior of the CT6 is STUNNING. Sadly, as I mentioned above, the car was locked, because it was already sold, but from what I could see, it was amazing. The wood trim looks great. The layout seems wonderful, and everything seems to be proportional and nothing too exaggerated or understated. I can’t wait to get an opportunity to get up close and personal

The details are spot on. I love the crests on the fenders – they add a touch of class. The wheels look awesome, pushed out toward the corners. The greenhouse looks inviting and spacious. What more could you ask for?

Americans have been clamoring for YEARS for Cadillac (or Lincoln, but let’s be realistic here) to build a proper full-size sedan to take on the Germans. With the new Cadillac CT6, I believe that they have succeeded. When the new V8 arrives, this car will be like no other. If they do a long-wheelbase version, it will have no peers.

This, my friends, is a PROPER Cadillac.

Pardon the photo quality. These were shot in poor lighting with my cell phone.

Pardon the photo quality. These were shot in poor lighting with my cell phone.

Even still, the size of this car is very apparent. This is what Cadillac has needed for well over 10 years. It is here. It has arrived. It is the Cadillac CT6.

Even still, the size of this car is very apparent. This is what Cadillac has needed for well over 10 years. It is here. It has arrived. It is the Cadillac CT6.

 

Ray Saez, Jr.

Ray is a lifelong auto enthusiast. His father worked on the dealership side of the industry for many years, and his passion for fast, fun, and unique cars has been passed on. Particularly fond of American cars and trucks, Ray is an avid General Motors fan. When not writing, he can be found with his dogs, or at a local car show.

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  1. […] http://autowaffle.com/cadillac-ct6-a…t-impressions/ I love it, and so should you. This car is going to do WONDERS for this brand. […]

  2. […] http://autowaffle.com/cadillac-ct6-a…t-impressions/ Not sure what people are talking about when they say this thing is bland. This car is beautiful. […]

  3. […] The 2016 Cadillac CT6 is Cadillac’s all-new range topping sedan model. This car, the first production unit, was sold at auction for no reserve to benefit the Karmanos Cancer Institute, which offers access to over 100 cancer treatments and is a center for research located in midtown Detroit. This particular CT6 was powered by the all-new 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing 400 horsepower. You can read more about my first impressions of the car in this article. […]

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