Earlier this year, Cadillac unveiled its Escala concept in—why not?—Pebble Beach, California. Now, the futuristic stunner has made the 300-mile trek to Los Angeles, where the concept was on display at this week’s auto show. It is, for lack of a better word, gorgeous—and I wish it existed.
Sadly, the Escala you see above is apparently the only one in existence, so you can forget about adding one to your collection. Still, this one is drivable, featuring three curved OLED screens, which are integrated into one unit, consolidating the traditional cluster of driving gauges.
“Escala is a concept car, but one based upon the unrelenting rise of our product substance,” said Johan de Nysschen, president of Global Cadillac. “Depending on the development of market segment for large luxury sedans, Escala is a potential addition to our existing product plan.”
Meaning “scale” in Spanish, the Escala is a concept that complements Cadillac’s recently launched 2016 Cadillac CT6, a top-of-the-line sedan.
“Escala is a concept with two clear objectives,” de Nysschen added. “First, Escala is a statement of intent for the next iteration of the Cadillac design language, and also technical concepts in development for future Cadillac models. Second, Escala builds Cadillac’s aspirational character, signaling the brand’s return to the pinnacle of premium.”
The Escala uses a new 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, which Cadillac says is a prototype for a new system to come in future vehicles. On the outside, the concept features nine layers of paint, giving it a different hue depending on the light.
Check it out in the gallery below. It might not ever get made, but there’s something beautiful about its impermanence.