2023 Author: Erin Ralphs | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:31
Every car enthusiast has ever heard of such an American automaker as Cadillac. This company has existed since 1902, it is one of the oldest in the world. Nowadays, the company is known as a manufacturer of luxury luxury cars. Mostly these are SUVs, but sedans are often found in the lineup. However, the Cadillac limousine deserves special attention.
Model in brief
What should be noted first of all? That the Cadillac limousine is not produced directly by the company. It is performed in a non-factory way according to the individual order of a client or an enterprise that applies to specialized companies for this. This is how most modern limousines are made. The technology is known as Stretch. The finished model is taken as the basis, and the specialists lengthen it by cutting an additional section into the body.
And that's not unusual, except that every Cadillac is a limousine made from a full-size Escalade SUV. itadds a certain complexity to the process, since elongated versions are usually made from sedans. But given the fact that the Escalade limousine is not uncommon today, we can conclude that the technicians have found a way to simplify their task.
Cadillac Escalade limousine has a memorable exterior. Sharp edges and chopped forms are its highlight. The elongated version of the powerful SUV looks truly premium, and this look is successfully emphasized by the abundance of chrome-plated elements. Of particular note is the large radiator grille, adorned with the company logo. Complementing the image of the front end is an elegant head optics “stuffed” with LEDs, fog lights and a sculpted bumper with air intakes.
The interior is as luxurious as the exterior design. The first thing that catches your eye is a functional 4-spoke steering wheel and a dashboard with a 12.3-inch on-board computer screen. There is also a multimedia system with a large LCD display. The lever is conveniently placed on the steering column. And wide front seats with "memory", equipped with electric adjustments in 12 directions, provide maximum comfort to the driver.
You can't even talk about the interior decoration. After all, this is a luxury Cadillac limousine. Everything inside is made of genuine leather, expensive plastic, wood and metal.
It is logical to assume that if the "driver's" part of the interior looks like thisluxurious, then everything in the passenger compartment looks even twice as spectacular. So it is, because this is a Cadillac Escalade VIP-class car. The limousine saloon is luxurious. Most of the cars are equipped according to the "night club on wheels" standard. Renters of this car are greeted with a spacious interior trimmed in light leather, two bars and three plasma TVs with a Video/DVD system. Also, each limousine is equipped with an audio installation, climate control, a "starry" sky, laser show equipment and an intercom to communicate with the driver. There is also a sunroof, a small refrigerator, an individual heating / air conditioning system and the ability to choose the interior lighting you like from several options.
The length of these cars reaches 11 meters. They are able to accommodate 20 people, each of whom will be comfortable. Limousines may differ slightly from the declared characteristics - some cars are more luxurious. Again, it all depends on the wishes of the customer for whom the car was created.
A car designed for VIP transportation should be distinguished not only by a high level of luxury, but also by power.
Under the hood of the latest fourth-generation Escalade models is a 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine. Its power is 409 "horses". The power unit is controlled by a 6-speed "automatic". It is also possible to connect all-wheel drive.
This is a pretty heavy Cadillac. The limousine, despite its weight, accelerates quite quickly - in about 7 seconds. It's a bit slower than an SUV as it adds weight to the extra section, but it's still impressive. The maximum speed, by the way, is 180 km / h. Consumption, depending on the driving mode, is 10-20 liters per 100 kilometers.
Cadillac Trump Golden Series
Be sure to say a few words about this car. This is not the longest Cadillac, but one of the most surprising, since one of its developers is Donald Trump, the current President of the United States.
It was in the 80s. Donald Trump described this story in The Art of the Deal. He said that the vice president of marketing for Cadillac Motors Division called him and told him about the company's idea to release a line of stretch limousines called the Trump Gold Series. And the idea came to life. It was decided to take the Cadillac Deville sedan as a basis and finalize it at the Dillinger Coach Works tuning studio. The car was lengthened, made a little higher and decorated with a gilded radiator grille. Salon trimmed with leather and expensive wood. Then a TV, VCR, telephone and minibar appeared inside. And also special logos - Cadillac Trump. True, only two models came out, one of which the current president gave to his father.
Still, soon Donald Trump will have to transfer to an elongated Cadillac. US president's limousine will be brand new, improvedfor all indicators. Outwardly, this is almost the same Escalade as the previous head of state, only now its cost is more than one and a half million dollars. Trump was also promised a modern engine and a perfect suspension. And, of course, the limousine will be armored to the maximum.
Testing of the presidential car is already being completed, so soon Donald Trump will have to switch from his Rolls Royce to Cadillac.