AD #1927 – Cadillac Reveals Stunning Escala Concept, Uber Snaps Up Otto, Ford To Make More GT’s

August 19th, 2016 at 12:02pm

Runtime: 8:22

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- Cadillac CT-Escala
- Boat Tails Are Back!
- Forward, Into the Past
- Ford To Make More GT’s
- Uber Snaps Up Otto
- The Lithium Bubble
- Roadkill Nights on Autoline
- HCCI Where Are You?

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12 Comments to “AD #1927 – Cadillac Reveals Stunning Escala Concept, Uber Snaps Up Otto, Ford To Make More GT’s”

  1. MJB Says:

    Is that tweed fabric I see in the Escala interior? I guess obscurity is getting to be the new luxury for car interiors…

  2. XA351GT Says:

    When I 1st saw that Maybach I thought 63 Corvette not Mercedes

    Is it just my feed or is there a lot of buffering in todays broadcast?

  3. Buzzed Says:

    quite a bit of buffering here

  4. Chuck Grenci Says:

    I had transmission problems too; I thought it might be my computer but I viewed AAH and had no problem.

    On to today’s show; Cadillac, yes this is the one (with the TTV8, at least as an option).

    The Maybach looked like something I saw drawn on somebody’s notebook back in 1965 (in high school); not good.

    Wondering if the lucky buyers of the Ford GT are a little ticked off (now that there will be more)……………hmmm

  5. G.A.Branigan Says:

    Lots of buffering going on today.I waited until the youtube link was put up,then watched the show.Speaking of shows,I just watched the autoline this week,about the I.C.E.’s.

    Question for John,in reference to the electric turbo’s.Would that negate the need for the electric turbo to be hooked to the exhaust?

    Without it being in the exhaust system,the air charge would be cooler,would that eliminate the need for an aftercooler too?

    An on demand 48 volt turbo,or supercharger would really be an improvement on all the smaller displacement gassers and diesels I’m thinking.

  6. Lisk Says:

    I am actually a little disappointed in the Escala. I am getting used to the vertical headlamps, sort of a signature look now, but this concept has thin horizontal ones, just like the mainstream competition. The bodyside is just featureless. No good lines that add definition. Looking back on the past concepts, this one looks like it was done in a hurry.

  7. M360 Says:

    #6 – Right! Just when you get used to something and associate it with the product, that’s when they think they take it away and call it progress. How long has it been that way?

  8. G.A.Branigan Says:

    On the Escala,with all the negatives about poor headlights,regardless of hid/halogen/leds etc,they would have done something different other than those squinty eyes.

  9. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I bet the people who paid $200K over sticker for their Ford GT’s will be pi$$d, now that they will build more of them. I don’t feel too sorry for them, though.

    Speaking of Ford GT, I tried the virtual reality app, and it is pretty cool. It will be even better when I use headphones, rather than my not very good phone speakers.

  10. Chuck Grenci Says:

    You don’t have to like the new Escala but here’s a video that might answer some of the questions about styling: (personally I like it and it does maintain the vertical style front fascade)

  11. Ukendoit Says:

    #6 – That’s the first thing I said about the Escala! When the Crossfire concept first came out, it looked even better than the production vehicle, because of the vertical headlights. Cadillac supposedly sued DaimlerChrysler (or threatened to) because vertical headlights were a signature element of the face Cadillac. Seems like they wouldn’t abandon “their look” after complaining to have exclusive rights to it. Does this mean others can go ahead with them if Caddy drops the look?

  12. Kit Gerhart Says:

    This is my favorite concept car of all time, or at least the last 20 years or so.