The Cadillac CT6 is a rear-wheel drive, full-size sedan. Its entrance into the market has been much anticipated.
There is a lot that makes this car extremely unique. One feature in particular is the lightweight aspect of the new CT6. Popular Mechanics recently explored how Cadillac made this full-size performance sedan so light.
It didn’t hurt that Cadillac started from scratch – the Omega platform is a new one and constructed specifically for the CT6.
Omega is composed of “11 different materials and a strategic mix of high-strength steel and aluminum.” By using an amalgam of materials as opposed to strictly steel, GM engineers were able to shave 198 pounds from the CT6 design. Engineers also used aluminum in the body of the CT6.
Weight is extremely important when it comes to a full-size performance sedan like the CT6. If it is too heavy, the car will feel more like a tank, and after all, that’s not what Cadillac is about. The mostly-aluminum Cadillac CT6 (64%) will feature superior handling thanks to the genius and hard work of the GM engineers.