The Cadillac DTS is a full-size luxury sedan that replaced the Coupe DeVille in 2006. It is the largest sedan GM has to offer fitting five-six passengers and is the best-selling full-size luxury car in North America. The current model is powered by a 4.6L V8 engine producing 575/292hp and 295/288 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.
Aspiring presidential candidates are already busy gearing up for the 2012 elections with hopes of becoming the most powerful man in the U.S. It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it, and luckily they have a presidential limo that can withstand the job.
At first glance, the Cadillac One just looks like a modified Cadillac DTS , but General Motors did not actually assign the presidential state car a specific model name. This may be due to the fact that it carries many different components from many different GM models, including Cadillac Escalade headlights, side mirrors, and door handles; Cadillac STS sedan taillights and back up lights; and what looks to be the GMC Topkick commercial truck’s chassis and driveline. GM went through a lot of trouble building the perfect presidential vehicle, but what happens to the car after the base build is what makes it capable of keeping our president utterly and unbelievably safe.
For starters, the car’s chassis has a 5" reinforced steel plate that runs underneath the car in case a bomb finds its way there. Then the entire bodywork is a combination of dual hardness steel, aluminum, titanium, and ceramic which breaks up projectiles upon impact. The doors and gas tank are armour plated, but the gas tank also receives a specially designed foam that prevents it from exploding. The tires are Kevlar reinforced and are shred and puncture resistant. If anyone successfully tears them apart, the steel rims underneath the tires will allow them to get the Cadillac One to safety.
The Cadillac One also has a number of accessories that enable it to solve problems quicker than they come around, including night vision cameras, pump action shotguns, tear gas cannons, and blood. Yes, that’s right. The Cadillac One is equipped with bottles of the president’s blood just in case he gets hurt and needs a blood transfusion. Take that, suckers!
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Cadillac has announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show that the DTS and STS sedans will be replaced by one premium-luxury sedan. Also the company is working on an entry-level vehicle priced around $28,000.
The 2008 Cadillac DTS full-size luxury sedan is a modern expression of Cadillac’s heritage for spacious, dramatically designed sedans with advanced technology. The 2008 DTS extends that tradition further with important new safety-enhancing technology and the introduction of the elegant Platinum Edition.
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How many of us do not envy the US Presindent and his fancy limousine? But in fac his limo is nothing more than a hand-crafted and armored version of the Cadillac DTS. it was first used during the second inauguration of George W. Bush in the January 20, 2005 parade. The DTS was customized by Hess and Eisenhart O’Gara armored vehicle builders who have been building armored presidential limousines since the 1960s. Altough the base is a DTS, little of the original vehicle remains. DeVille’s (...) More
Cadillac today announced it is introducing a new version of its DTS full-size luxury sedan, the DTS-L, specially designed and built for livery service operators and executive luxury car consumers. Launching in early 2007, the extended DTS-L provides eight additional inches of cabin space and sophisticated, VIP-caliber rear-seat accommodations.