1931 Cadillac V16 Roadster3

On January 4, 1930, Cadillac stunned the fine car market at the New York Auto Show with the introduction of its breathtaking new V-16. Afterwards, Cadillac instantly catapulted itself to the head of the luxury class in one brilliant stroke. Until then, only Bugatti had produced a 16-cylinder engine, which was accomplished by bolting two 8-cylinder inline engines together, an innovation that was originally intended for aircraft use.

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