Cadillac Seville STS
Ever since the Eldorado received front-wheel-drive in 1967, Cadillac has included this drivetrain in the rest of its lineup. During the ’90s, they gave the Seville had a major redesign including a new platform, Northstar V8 engine and a sleek look.
In the late ’90s, Cadillac introduced the Seville Touring Sedan or STS, which was a competent car. It got 300 HP from a 4.6-liter V8 engine, a magnetic ride, a plush interior and numerous other features. The Seville STS was a true competitor to Mercedes or BMW. The most interesting thing about the STS was its power rating and front-wheel drive.
In the past, most manufacturers had problems with stability when a car was too powerful. However, Cadillac managed to add a 300 HP engine to power the front wheels, yet it still retained its world-class ride control and road holding. For almost 10 years, the Cadillac STS was the most powerful production front-wheel drive car they ever built, showing other brands how it’s done.