Not long ago, Cadillac’s 2016 CT6 prototype was spotted testing in the Colorado Rockies. The car hadn’t ventured too far up into the mountains when it was photographed, however these recent spy shots, which come to us courtesy of TFLCar, were taken at over 12,000 feet. That’s enough for the air density to be very low, which can have an effect on vehicle performance.
In addition to the air being extremely thin, Cadillac may also be interested in testing their 2016 CT6 at those heights as it’s also cold and snowy. In more than one of the photos it’s shown driving on snow covered roads, which means this CT6 is almost definitely all-wheel drive. This may also be the rumored hybrid model, which would have to undergo rigorous cold weather testing to ensure its electric bits still perform well in sub-zero temperatures.
This prototype, like every other 2016 Cadillac CT6 we’ve seen, is heavily camouflaged, with black cladding covering everything from the beltline down. Things we can see include a large moonroof, quad-exhausts, a V-shaped grille and large wheels not featured on any other Cadillac before.
Just as the 2016 Camaro did for its performance testing, were waiting until General Motors strips the 2016 Cadillac CT6 of some of its camouflage in order to get accurate aerodynamic results. The car’s bodylines have been well-hidden under a black veil since last year and were beginning to get anxious. When more CT6 spy shots become available, we’ll have them, but for now, check out these new shots on TFLCar.