FAB Design's Cadillac Escalade Proves Money Can't Buy Taste


Swiss-based tuning firm Fab Design will no doubt raise a few eyebrows with its most recent work on the Cadillac Escalade. Roland Rysanek, the owner of the aftermarket company, which specializes on Mercedes-Benz models, found himself in front of a dilemma when asked by a North African client to modify the heavyweight American SUV.

Rysanek eventually accepted the job, as the eccentric owner was a loyal client with plenty of Fab Design Mercedes models parked in his garage. Anything for a devoted customer, right? Well, this particular client wanted the car to look like no other Escalade and to have an interior lined with genuine snake leather and crocodile-imitating leather – lots of it.

However, this decision attracted the fury of animal rights group Pro Wildlife, which said too many snakes are being tormented for the sake of luxury lovers. Roland Rysanek replied that the leather used on the car comes from snakes that have been killed without causing them pain.

Moving away from the wild cabin, the Fab Design Escalade sports an equally shocking exterior. Nothing has been left untouched: the headlights, colossal grille, the large round fog lights, taillights, rims, obscured tailgate glass (why?), bumpers and the list continues on and on. Even the massive side sills are unique as they lower down when the doors open, thus acting as stepping boards.

Under the hood, Fab Design kept the Cadillac Escalade’s stock 6.2-liter V8 engine, which pumps out 409 horsepower. The owner did not reveal the price he paid for the transformation of the Escalade into the vehicle you see pictured below.

By Dan Mihalascu

Source: Auto Bild



Anonymous said... »May 18, 2011


Anonymous said... »May 18, 2011


Anonymous said... »May 18, 2011

my eyes .. it went nuclear on me

Anonymous said... »May 18, 2011

if your a PIMP :)

Plurtithera said... »May 19, 2011

Guess What? I would redesign a new cadillac too since GM and Fisher Body have NO IDEA what to do since uh 1974 when gov regulations changed ALL the perimeters.
Bring Back the 1949 Fastback, 1958 Eldorado Brougham (with a convertable hardtop) and the 1967 Fleetwood Brougham with rear seat tables. Legalize Cocktail drinking for backseat passengers. Allow america to be the classic AMERICAN LIFESTYLE again.

Anonymous said... »May 19, 2011

I'd drive it!!! Into a walllllll!!!!

Anonymous said... »May 19, 2011

I actually love it! :-) its so ugly, that you have to love it! people would throw away an ugly puppy?!? ...its so out of this world, no friends, everybody hates desperately NEEDS YOUR LOVE! :-D

Anonymous said... »May 19, 2011

Really not much worse than any stock Cadillac.
They burn my eyes too and exude bad taste.

ben said... »May 19, 2011

forgive me...but i like the front..kinda like old school tuning...but the back is hideous..

Anonymous said... »May 19, 2011

They could do this to a Land Rover or Jaguar, both are equally tacky as well.

Anonymous said... »May 19, 2011

It looks like a big chocolate bar that was left in the sun too long. Is that what they were going for? Those back window louvers remind me of the "shadow" window kit on my Mom's old Toyota Celica. Always a b*tch to clean under those things. The snake and croc leather just gives me the willies. Probably makes the inside smell like dead swamp critters.

Anonymous said... »May 19, 2011

i dont care what others think..
but i like it in a tasteless flamboyant way..

Anonymous said... »May 19, 2011

"Bring Back the 1949 Fastback, 1958 Eldorado Brougham (with a convertable hardtop) and the 1967 Fleetwood Brougham with rear seat tables. Legalize Cocktail drinking for backseat passengers. Allow america to be the classic AMERICAN LIFESTYLE again."

No! Fuck those worthless old barges and fuckt he 1960's!! Caddy needs to keep moving forward, not live in the dark ages with bullshit land barges that looked like shit.

Plurtithera said... »May 20, 2011

I bet the "NO! Fuck those..." comment is from someone who is in the Cadillac dealership where moving forward is selling GM trucks with cadillac emblems on them and bored to death at his desk top.

Plurtithera said... »May 20, 2011

For those of you who haven't sat in a "cadillac" -CAR- lately, you must be under 5'7" to fit & sit in the back seat. Put that in your antique Cimarron or new Coupe Mr Roger Smith.

Anonymous said... »May 20, 2011

"selling GM trucks with cadillac emblems"

You're new to the auto industry, aren't you?

If you're getting worked up because GM sells a Chevrolet as a Cadillac, wait until you learn about Lexus and Audi.

It's an industry thing.

But you're still new here. Enjoy the free mints.

Anonymous said... »May 21, 2011

Bob Lutzmobile = full of itself; little redeeming value; overpriced; doesn't know when enough is enough.

Anonymous said... »May 21, 2011

I like the step bars and wheel fenders. the rest is well over done and tacky and the interior is too much where it looks tacky, less would had been better in the interior case.

Maybe just keep the seats as is and the center console as is and yank all the rest out.

Of cause all that matters is if the owner likes it and never plans to sell it to a person with out letting them take time to let it All sink in, lol because there is a rare diamond in a lot of a mess up in this caddy.

Anonymous said... »June 05, 2011

FAB!!!! Fucking And Bad...

Anonymous said... »June 16, 2011

It looks like Mad Max and Crocodile Dundee had a gay Escalade love child.

Calvin Fisher said... »March 06, 2012


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