Custom car builder Ringbrothers has done it again for SEMA. This creation is an interesting fusion of old and new: a 1948 Cadillac fastback with an ATS-V engine and technology.
To create the “Madam V,” Ringbrothers started with a chassis of the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V and lengthened it by 14 inches to accommodate the longer body of the 1948 Cadillac. The company was careful not to disturb the complicated workings of the 2016 ATS-V and kept the fuel systems intact, lengthening the car’s existing wiring with GM approved connectors. In total, pieces from four different cars were melded together to create the SEMA show debut: two 1948 fastbacks, a 2015 ATS-V, and the aforementioned 2016 ATS-V.
“Madam V” gets the same 464-hp 3.6-liter V-6 twin-turbo engine as the ATS-V. The show car also retains most of the car’s exhaust system. The ATS-V’s signature hood vent is still there, sitting on top the carbon fiber hood that took more than 600 hours to create by hand. The radiator shrouding is made from aluminum, but gets a special coating to make it look like it’s plastic. Look inside the cabin, and it’s a modern day Cadillac. You’ll find the ATS-V’s full color display, rear view camera, push button start, rain-sensing wipers, and OnStar technology.
Other features include Flowmaster tail pipes, a rich Vivi White paint job, and a roof mounted 360-degree camera that integrates into the satellite radio antenna. It rides on 19-inch wheels up front and 20-inch wheels in back, wrapped with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
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