U Spy: What Is This Cadillac Test Car Doing In Australia?

Last time we checked Cadillac didn’t have an official presence down under but it would not be the first time one of its models shows up on Australian roads, even in late prototype form as you see here.

Courtesy of our dear reader Alex, these photos show a Cadillac CT6 test car wrapped in camouflage wrap parked somewhere in Australia. It’s not unusual for GM to test Cadillacs over there, as Holden’s proving ground has been known to participate in development cycles as part of its corporate responsibility.

There have been many reports in the past about Cadillac being ready to enter the right-hand drive market of Australia but apparently nothing came to fruition. Last time we heard, the company did repeat its desire to offer its models to Australia but only after its planned expansion in Europe.

Cadillac revealed the updated CT6 a few months ago, with their range-topping sedan getting design cues from the Escala concept. The new Cadillac CT6 is also the company’s first model to use an all-new twin-turbo 4.2-liter V8 that produces around 550hp and 627lb-ft (850Nm) of peak torque.

Power goes to all four wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission, with the new Cadillac flagship also getting a rear limited-slip differential and model-specific Magnetic Ride Control dampers.

GM recently replaced Cadillac’s CEO Johan de Nysschen with Steve Carlisle, just as the premium car brand announced its plans for a “dramatic expansion and elevation of the product range”.

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