• Nov 5, 2008
Click the image above for a high-res gallery of the Cadillac-Powered VRS

As you can tell from our furious posting frequency, there's a lot of stuff at SEMA. Often, you encounter some well-publicized car and your reaction is "Oh... harumph." And then there are the sadly infrequent times when you make your way to the back of a ginormous hall and turn the corner to find a tiny booth holding one of those "Oh... wow..." treasures. That's what happened when we dropped by the Helios Coatings booth and discovered the Cadillac-powered VRS (V Sport Rod).

Probably everything on this car except the fuel filler cap is custom or has been customized. A how-low-can-you-go custom-designed fiberglass body wraps itself around a 6.0-liter, 400 hp Cadillac engine. The engine cover runs from that hot-rod nose all the way to the bulkhead and then continues in one sweep to form the center console. The console works much like your phone, going dark when not in use and lighting up again when you touch it. And yes, that's an iPhone slotted in there. And at the corners are 20-inchers up front and 22-inchers out back suspended by aircraft strut suspension arms and wearing six-pot calipers front and rear. It is certifiably "Oh... wow..." But don't take our word for it -- check out the full specs, or get straight to the gallery of high-res images below.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      absolutely beautiful... I wish this were a production car so I could dream of buying it. =)
      • 6 Years Ago
      To anyone who may say true art is dead, feast your eyes.


      Simply unbelievable.
      • 6 Years Ago
      that's tight.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Four words say it all... automotive work of art.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The front is just straight Prowler, which isn't horrible, but it doesn't really push the "new" button for me. The rear is fantastic, and the interior is really good too, especially with the hood up so you can see how the intake flows into the dash.

      Is that a Northstar or an LS2? It looks like a Northstar, but I can't be sure.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'd say LS2; 400 HP V8 from a Cadillac? (CTS-V anyone?) I'm not sure that the Northstar block could go to 6 litres as well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I usually hate these, but this particular design is phenomenal... And I agree, the Cadillac design cues have been seamlessly incorporated, there isn't a bad angle on this design, and it just looks bad-ass. Simply stunning.
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks like a prowler
      • 6 Years Ago
      that is so indescribably awesome.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This thing is pure awesome.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Simply...AMAZING!

      I have to agree with most everyone else's comments.
      • 6 Years Ago
      There is no bad angle on this one, I say!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I didn't know Chrysler sold Plymouth Prowler right to GM. Everyday you learn something new. First, you see GM-made PT cruisers called HHR, now a Plymouth Prowler with a caddy-grill. At this pace, there will be Vipers with a Corvette badge quite soon.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I owned a Prowler, you need to look into racing before you compare. Prowler was a beautiful design that fell flat on everything else. Foose and many others offer this style of old school racing car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        This car shares almost nothing in common with a Prowler.
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