Is This The Greatest Cadillac Ever?

Sometimes you just got to love the Ringbrothers. They have been making the ridiculous look awesome for years now. Recoil is a 980 horsepower Chevelle that is pure, road going insanity. Insanity in the best way possible, mind you. Whipple supercharged LS7 wrapped in classic style. If you had told me someone was going to use carbon fiber body panels on a classic Chevelle I would have told you to get out, it wouldn’t work. Yet the Ringbrothers managed to put it all together and make it spectacular. Awesome. Phenomenal. Why has it taken us this long to stick carbon fiber on muscle cars? This all brings me to their latest creation, Madam V.


Madam V on the face of it looks like a classic 40’s Cadillac. Sure it has the classic Ringbrothers touches, carbon fiber, modern wheels, etc. Under the old school bodywork, you would expect some kind of fire-breathing LS running on the tears of baby seals. That is where things get interesting. If old cars fitted with modern components is called a restomod, this is the exact opposite. This is a completely modern car with the body ripped off and replaced with something more classic. Under the 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe body is a completely modern, Cadillac ATS-V. We LOVE the ATS-V so the end result is something that can scare M4s wrapped in sexy 1940s clothing. Was clothing in the 1940s sexy? No idea, pretty sure showing ankle was taboo back then. In any rate, I digress.


To make this old meets new fantastic creation they started by stretching the ATS-V’s chassis 14 inches. They then went to work modifying the Series 62 body to make it fit. Everything about the rest of the ATS-V is as it was when it left the factory. The 464 hp twin turbo V6, magnetic suspension, traction control, the infotainment system, all of it remained bone stock. Which means you have the best of both worlds, classic looks, modern everything else. It just might be the most perfect Cadillac ever made.


Written by Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.


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