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A Look Back at the Cadillac Madam V

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There were a lot of crazy cars at the 2016 SEMA Show, but the vehicle that people couldn’t stop talking about was the Cadillac Madam V.

Created by custom car builder the Ringbrothers, the Cadillac Madam V is actually a Frankenstein type of automobile that contains parts from four different cars. The Ringbrothers used a pre-owned 2015 Cadillac ATS-V, a new 2016 Cadillac ATS-V, and two 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Coupes to create this show car.

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The builders removed the outer shell from one of the ATS-Vs and extended its chassis by 14 inches using connectors approved by GM. Then the hard part came, as the team carefully used the body panels from the two older Cadillac coupes to create the unique design of the Madam V.

The Ringbrothers said it took 600 hours to complete the hood of this car, which actually features the hood vent used on the factory version of the ATS-V. After that, a vibrant Vivi White hue was painted on the vehicle before 19 and 20-inch rims were added to complete the look.

The most surprising thing about the Madam V is the interior looks like the cabin of a regular ATS-V. The advanced electrical components of the ATS-V are still completely functional because the team was so careful about keeping the body in one piece. That means OnStar technology is included, as well as a rearview camera, push-button start, and rain-sensing wipers.

Best of all, the Madam V retains the 464-horsepower V6 engine from the ATS-V. That powerful motor is complemented by safety technology such as traction control and anti-lock brakes.

You certainly couldn’t get that type of performance from the Cadillac Series 62 Coupe back in 1948.

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Video: 1948 Cadillac Ringbrothers Madam V