The Cadillac V-16 was distinguished from its pioneering V-16 engine. It has a 3-speed synchromesh manual gearbox and in all other editions like the 2-door convertible, 4-door convertible, 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan, 4-door town car, 4-door limousine. It is 452 cu in (7.4 L) Cadillac V16.

The V-16 engine was compressed or stretched by the forces of combustion, they shift heat from cylinder walls to coolant, they transformed vibrations into noise, and they were lubricated against the forces of friction. But before these molecules were crafted into modern engines, virtual facsimiles of them were subjected to vivid, lifelike simulations of these actions, the whole shebang conjured by artificial intelligence as sophisticated as anything conceived of in The Matrix.

The Calculations of the cylinder pressures required to hit the output targets recommended the need for a big bump in per-cylinder displacement so that the bore and stroke were both increased by 6mm relative to the current 5.7-liter V-8. Small-block cylinder walls doest not have 6mm to spare, so adjacent cylinders ended up touching each other, and coolant could no longer flow in the middle of the cylinders. This exaggerates the cooling system, sometimes causes the cylinders to go out of round as the engine heats up and cools down, and presents dozens of other problems that don’t spring instantly to the human mind at the outset of such a project.


Narrow 45° V angle OHV Series 452 displacing 452 cu in (7.4 L).
Wheel Base:
1930–31: 148.0 in (3,759 mm) 1932–33: 143.0 in (3,632 mm) and 149.0 in (3,785 mm) 1934–37: 154.0 in (3,912 mm)