It’s not every day a Cadillac boasting a style from eight decades ago rolls into an auto show but that’s exactly what just happened! Chip Foose brought his Madam X Cadillac to the 2016 SEMA Show and stole the spotlight from more modern models. There’s a catch, though—the Madam X Cadillac never made it to production, which means the SEMA model was a unique creation.
Foose drew his inspiration from a concept that was originally sketched by Art Ross, a General Motors designer, in 1935. The model was originally scheduled to roll off the production line but plans fell through and the car was scratched.
While Foose’s creation boasts a number of unique aspects of its own. The car is a two-door model and brings a chrome grille, front and rear bar, and side skirts, features a 1935 model certainly wouldn’t have had.
As for the powertrain, buckle your seatbelts. The Madam X Cadillac packs the Chevrolet Corvette LT1’s V8 engine mated to the Cadillac Escalade’s eight-speed automatic transmission. The front and rear suspension are from a C6 Corvette.
Finally, the Madam X Cadillac boasts a burgundy finish that certainly sets the mood.
We here at Trent Cadillac Buick GMC can’t help but be impressed by such a wonderful car!