Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is taking place this weekend in California, and Cadillac plans to debut a new concept car at the convergence of some of the world’s most passionate auto aficionados. That hasn’t discouraged designer Ondrej Jirec of California to render a futuristic Cadillac concept of his own, which isn’t necessarily in line with what The Wreath and Crest brand has in mind for its future.
Keeping in mind that Jirec’s renderings (found on Diseno-Art) are not that of GM, the designer set out to accomplish the following three goals with the Estill:
- The car had to remind us of older models long gone, yet not scream “retro.”
- The Estill concept had to be instantly recognizable as a Cadillac.
- It had to appear conceptual and futuristic without looking like a sci-fi toy.
The Estill’s dimensions suggest that it would have to be mid-engined, would it would be a damn shame if it wasn’t RWD or AWD. The design, albeit very futuristic, certainly falls in line with the Cadillac‘s Art & Science design philosophy, and reminds us of the Aera Concept from 2010. Perhaps something along the lines of Jirec’s Estill could find a place as a Cadillac supercar… or a jet that had its wings cut off. Whatever it is, we like it. Do you?