Cadillac has been around for a while – nearly 120 years, in fact. In that time, the brand has undergone some major changes, with further changes still on the way as Caddy transitions into an all-electric future. Now, however, one digital artist is rendering a modern Cadillac CTS-V with inspiration from the past.
Coming to us from Abimelec Arellano (@abimelecdesign), the first thing to grab us is the paint, which kicks off the new/old mash-up with a hue from the late ‘50s dubbed Persian Sand. “One of my personal favorites,” the artist writes. “A bit of a difficult color to replicate on the rendering software, as it looked different on every reference photo I looked [sic].” Nevertheless, the outcome is stunning, and certainly urges us to explore more.
Further upgrades include large Detroit Steel Wheel Company rollers with a machined finish and ultra-thin white wall tires, the latter of which tuck under the fenders thanks to the slammed ride height. The Cadillac CTS-V grille inserts up front are done in a complementary silver finish, while chrome trim bits abound front to back, including for the grille surround, window surround, and rear trunk accent.
Interestingly, the artist also made sure to include a carbon fiber finish for the Cadillac CTS-V’s front splitter and rear diffuser, which seems to offset the glitz and gloss of the rest of the styling bits. The rear tail lights are done in a clear finish to keep from breaking up Persian Sand paint with some unexpected red bits.
The final touches are found in the cabin space, where the Cadillac CTS-V is draped in “a cocoon of leather, chrome metal and paint-matched panels.” The Persian San finish is such an eye-grabbing color, we can’t really blame the artist for adding it everywhere possible.
Now, with the introduction of the new Cadillac Blackwing sedans, we can’t but wonder if someone will give the top-dog performance sedans a little custom styling like this as well. Maybe.
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