The custom car takes all the great performance of the ATS-V and mixes it with the swoopy styling of yesteryear.
Many of the customized vehicles at the SEMA Show can start to look very similar after a while, but the guys at Ringbrothers always bring something extra special to the aftermarket showcase. The company’s custom 1948 Cadillac called Madam V is easily among the most impressive builds in Las Vegas this year because it isn’t really a vintage Caddy. Instead, the guys chopped up a pair of ATS-Vs and added carbon fiber bodywork that evoked classic lines. The result was this automotive masterpiece.
The most impressive mechanical element about Ringbrothers’ custom Cadillac is how stock it remains. Despite the retro styling, this beast still uses the ATS-V’s 3.6-liter biturbo V6 with 464 horsepower (346 kilowatts) and 445 pound-feet (601 Newton-meters) of torque. Like on the stock version, power routes through an eight-speed automatic. The Magnetic Ride Control suspension remains in place, too.
Ringbrothers hard work went into creating a custom body that would look vintage but still hold the modern components. For example, Madam V is about 14 inches longer than a stock ATS-V thanks to the custom ride’s stretched chassis. The front-end bodywork, including the hood and fenders, is mostly carbon fiber, but the company still incorporates touches from the donor car like evoking the shape of its mesh grille. The team also performs some neat tricks like refitting the modern tech from current Cadillac’s headlights and putting the parts into the new circular units on this car.
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Looking inside is where you can really see the close relationship with the ATS-V because Madam V looks like a Cadillac that’s fresh from the showroom. While the updates aren’t too obvious, the cabin features custom upholstery, door panels, and rear interior quarter panels. The stock infotainment system and airbags remain in place. It even still has OnStar.
Check out the gallery below for a better lock at this spectacular custom creation. Also keep an eye on Motor1 for additional photos of Ringbrothers’ other vehicles at SEMA this year, including a widebody 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible and 1969 Chevrolet Camaro restomod.
Source: Ringbrothers Via: Road & Track