The early 2000s were a fairly good time, as the economy roared to life, and renewed optimism spilled over from the 1990s.
General Motors seemed to be sitting high and mighty atop the automaker hill, and the Cadillac division continued to sell vehicles to a completely opposite consumer it seeks now. But, it did have quite the bright spot on its record in 2003 when it introduced the stunning Cadillac Sixteen concept vehicle.
Powered by a V16 engine, and said to make a minimum of 1,000 hp while returning 16 mpg with Active Fuel Management, the 2003 Cadillac Sixteen went down as one of the most incredible modern Cadillac concept cars without a doubt. Although it never came to fruition, its design influenced an incoming generation of vehicles, such as the CTS and STS.
And, after over a decade, it seems a proper Cadillac flagship will finally come to life following the 2016 CT6.
Go ahead and sit back, click play and relive a sliver of 2003, which includes plenty of handheld digital cameras. Remember life before smartphones?