SEMA Car, RCR Visit
Business took me to the Detroit area in early December, so paid a visit to RCR. The SEMA Caddy roadster was sitting in the front showroom. Much more impressive in person than in photos.
The attention to detail is amazing. The design and execution are superb.
The mufflers are forward of the engine and vent downward. They are, of course, polished SS.
No wiring is visible under the hood or anywhere else for that matter. Very clean.
The tranny has steering wheel mounted paddle shifting. But the wheel and paddle shifters pop off, just like on the GT 40. Yet there are no wires. How? A wireless sending unit from the wheel to the tranny sends the shift signals.
The engine cover ‘flows’ into the passenger compartment, integrating the appearance of the two sections.
The front grill is individual sections carefully held together with screws and backed with SS screening, to give it the trademark “Caddy” look. Check out the angles. Bet that took some time.
The front and rear lights are, of course, all LEDs. But covering them are formed sections of acrylic to give a design cue as well.
The suspension has air shocks and can be easily raised and lowered.
That is a carbon fiber section between the seats, which are custom made, premium leather.
I am not a fan of ‘hot rod roadsters.’ But the design, engineering and execution of this car is a real credit to RCR.
By the way, Ryan pointed out that the oblong device in the center of the console sure does look like an I-Pod on its side!