13 January 2003
13 January 2003
General Motors and Alcoa have combined their design and engineering talents to create the Cadillac Sixteen concept, billed as an ultimate luxury sedan.
The Sixteen represents the integration of design and styling with aluminum structural design and advanced manufacturing technologies.
""Working with General Motors to help them create this intriguing sedan presented Alcoa with the opportunity to demonstrate more than two decades of structural design and engineering expertise. The Sixteen's aluminum auto structure is unique in its capacity to meet significant vehicle performance, occupant comfort and safety requirements while accommodating the sedan's aesthetic needs,"" according to Robert S. Hughes, Alcoa's Executive Vice President in charge of the automotive market sector.
The advanced automotive aluminum design concepts and technologies Alcoa has featured in the Sixteen include a rigid structural backbone comprised of a reinforced central tunnel coupled with composite floor panels providing stiffness and strength, as well as aluminium energy-absorbing crash management systems and cast A, B and C pillars.
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