Czech student crates an insane design study for America.
Ondrej Jirec is a Czech auto designer who studied at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. He has also worked at GeneralMotors, Honda, Aston Martin and Stile Bertone. But this design concept, detailing a futuristic Cadillac dubbed “Estill,” has gotto be one of his most insane projects. Jirec says that the supercar “links tothe history of the Cadillac brand, but is not retro.” We see the ‘not retro,’ but where is Cadillac’s history?
“The history clues were a fuselage suspended between two long body sides – a good example is the 1970 Cadillac Eldorado,” says Jirec. ”Taking this pure form study, stripping down from all details, and taking it as a building theme for the whole concept, those were the main inspiration for the development of this concept.” The interior layout, according to the designer, “is built around the driver experience. The passenger seat is pushed slightly back so the driver can reach the feeling of being in a true race car, inspired by the Cadillac Le Mans heritage.”