Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2014 Cadillac ATS coupe—ATC?

Move over upscale German compact luxury coupes, there's a new ride in town.
It's just a matter of time before Cadillac's newest star, the ATS sedan is given a coupe sibling. My version, above, is not the all-out dramatically styled geometric paragon of haute couture as is the larger CTS coupe. This ATS coupe, or ATC most likely, is a bit more "practical" in appearance, more akin to the 3 series, A5 and C Class coupes. Gently rounded lines first seen on the sedan are gently becoming the new Art & Science norm, with proportion and stance as much a part of the brand's DNA as is the overt angularity.

Update:

One of the great commenters over at CarSpyShots.com's Photoshop section, where I have been posting my car chops for years, suggested I increase the glass area of the coupe a bit. Since I had raised the beltline from the donor sedan, I lowered it back to production height to see how it looked. I'm torn. I always like my original intention, but I have no problems at all with the increased glass. I think it looks quite fetching, actually!

11 comments:

  1. Nice work! It looks "factory" if that's not an insult to your art! I've heard speculation about a station wagon and a convertible. A Cadillac convertible would be hot!

    Paul, NYC

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    1. "Factory" is good with me! Maybe the CTS coupe will morph into a luxury convertible and the ATS will take over the sporty coupe market...

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  2. I like this a lot. I hope that Ed Welburn catches your site on a regular basis.

    BobF

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  3. The ATS is one of the nicest small premium designed sedans that will go down in history as a true American competitor to the 3 Series segment. Casey's work foresees how well a 2 door version will rival against the new 4 Series BMW Coupe.

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    1. I think an ATS coupe would wipe the floor with the new 4 series BMW. hahahaheeheeehawww. I bet it would.

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  4. God, I LOVE this car!
    You took the excellent sedan and turned it into a STUNNING coupe! BRAVO!
    The car eclipses the CTS coupe in desirability.
    BTW, the side glass looks great either way.

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  5. I like it and all, BUT, isn't that C pillar a little generic? It's kind of Audi/Pontiac G6. I like it when you put more distinctive style on them. Needs more cow-bell. Maybe some tunnel-back? Maybe some 67 Eldorado? Best.

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  6. Dang! i do really love this car glad that you have featured this. I am looking for this kind of car here in our place but sad to say still i haven't seen it

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  7. I'm hoping Cadillac goes all out doing the coupe, the way they did with the CTS coupe, which shares with the sedan no bodywork aft of the cowl. It's even got a faster windshield. If they put that kind of effort into the ATS coupe, they're going to really have something.

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