The 1959 Cadillac Eldorado is known for many things – luxury, panache, iconic curb appeal… the list goes on. However, one of the things this classic Caddy is definitely lacking would have to be lithe handling prowess. Now, one digital artist is changing that with this new Cadillac Eldorado Speedster rendering.
Coming to us from Abimelec Arellano via Instagram (@abimelecdesign), this novel Cadillac Eldorado Speedster rendering takes inspiration from a wide variety of Porsche models, including the original 356 Speedster and the Carrera Panamericana race cars, as well as the custom Outlaw Porsches. The rendering graces the classic Eldorado design with a novel performance rethink, lending it an “enthusiastic canyon carving” demeanor.
The body was lowered, bringing the two-door closer to the pavement, yet retaining its wide stance. The front bumper was cut and slimmed down in order to reduce front overhang, while the rear end retains the iconic tail fins. Extra-wide black wheels are mounted in the corners, while the windshield is a single curved piece of glass. Two large hoops are located behind each seat. The whole thing was slathered in a custom shade of pink based on the Porsche Ruby Stone red hue.
Only a pair of seats can be found in the cabin, specifically Recaro’s Ergomed units, offering some decent side bolstering. Leather and Alcantara upholstery cover various interior surfaces. Shades of tan and yellow help to offset the unique exterior paint. The steering wheel was taken from the 1969 Chevy Corvette.
As for the powertrain, this 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Speedster rendering cradles a naturally aspirated 632 Chevy crate engine. Chevrolet Performance unveiled the ZZ632 back in 2021, offering up the most powerful Chevrolet Performance engine ever made with 1,004 horsepower and 876 pound-feet of torque. This particular example looks to be fitted with individual throttle bodies, which are sure to sound amazing at full song.
Check out the full series of rendering images below:
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