Digital Artist Imagines 1959 Cadillac With Hellcat V8 Engine6
With an overall length that stretches for a city block and fins straight off a rocket ship, this 1959 Cadillac looks the part of a classic. However, under the hood, the Caddy is packing some heat thanks to a supercharged Hellcat V8, as seen in the following series of rendering images.
Coming to us from digital automotive artist Abimelec Arellano (@abimelecdesign), this rendering was created as a tribute to all things American, continuing the spirit of the Fourth of July well into the middle of the month.
“What’s more American than a big old Cadillac Limo?” the artist asks. “A big old Cadillac Limo with a Hellcat of course!”
The exterior of this 1959 Cadillac rocks all the cues expected, with curvaceous body panels and a chromed-out front fascia treatment combo’d to create one of the most iconic pieces of American automobile design to ever roll off an assembly line. The extended four-door body style leads to a pair of large rear tail fins and more chrome, while the bubble-like greenhouse never seems to end.
Of course, on top of all this classic goodness, the 1959 Cadillac rendering also tosses in a variety of modern bits, giving us a prologue for what’s providing the motivation. The ride height, for example, is slammed to the ground, while the wheels are customized to take after the Cadillac Sabre design, while super-sizing the diameter. Wrapping the rollers are low-profile whitewall tires, while up front, the headlights glow red. The whole thing is finished in flat black, as well.
Taking a peek under the hood, we see the supercharged 6.2L V8 Hemi, better known as a Hellcat engine. Output from this thing varies depending on the application, but doesn’t fall under the 700-horsepower mark. Giving the engine a dash of Cadillac flavor are custom valve covers, which are painted blue and include the Cadillac script.
All in all, this custom looks like it would be quite the head-turner. Check it out for yourself right here:
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