This article is about the car that was featured in retail versions of Midtown Madness 2. For the car that was cut from the final version of the game, see 1959 Cadillac Eldorado.
The Cadillac Eldorado is a standard car unlocked from the very first time you play Midtown Madness 2 and the original Midtown Madness. This car is well balanced and is useful in many situations. In HQTM Team's Classic Madness, it is replaced by the '59 Cadillac Eldorado (a custom model that is higher in quality than the one originally planned to be featured in the final version of the game by Angel Studios).
The first Cadillac Eldorado started out in 1953, as a low-production convertible model. It received a minor facelift in 1955, and given hardtop models, but the main update was in 1959, when the car underwent a massive redesign. The resulting product was the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado, one of the most iconic cars of its time and the most famous Cadillac ever built. 1966 saw the next redesign, turning it from an extravegant luxury land-yacht to a powerful muscle car. 1971's model returned to the luxury limousine idealogy; before in 1979, it was made into a more affordable machine. In 1986, the car's edges were rounded to give it a more modern look, before 1992, when it underwent its final redesign. Performance models of this eighth-generation model were sold as the Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe (which is the model actually used in Midtown Madness 1 and Midtown Madness 2) and the Eldorado Sport Coupe. The early 2000s saw the demise of the Eldorado and in 2002, production ceased completely.
A good balance of performance and durability. You can look good while winning!
- Top Speed: 133 mph
- Horsepower: 300 bhp
- Mass: 3,886 lbs
- Durability: Medium
- Crimson Pearl
- Polo Green
- Chrome Yellow (renamed "Gold" when using MM2 Revisited V5)
This edition has one paint job, named "Executive Black," and sirens to make it look like an undercover FBI vehicle. Included with the archive is a patch to allow the sirens to work without the game crashing. This FBI edition can also reach 202 mph.
- In Midtown Madness 2, the Eldorado has new sounds. However, the older sounds from the first game can still be used by modding the second game.
- The Eldorado will begin to produce smoke when it becomes slightly damaged, which is unusual in comparison to the other vehicles which normally produce smoke when they become heavily damaged.
- In the original Midtown Madness, the Eldorado was front wheel drive instead of rear wheel drive. Fortunately, this tuning error was fixed in Midtown Madness 2; however the same mistake was made with the Panoz Roadster, the Aston Martin DB7 Vantage, the Audi TT, and the VW New Beetle RSi.
- In MM2 Revisited, the Eldorado is given a new color, based on the vehicle showcase picture. This color was named Chrome Yellow, and the original color was renamed to Gold. The same custom color was also added to the MM1 Revisited V3 mod for Midtown Madness 1.
- Chrome yellow is actually a color that was available for the Ford Mustang GT (though it's simply named "Yellow"). According to Midtown Madness 1's available colors list on its vehicle selection screen, it is called "Gold."
- The brakes are very strong on the rear, which causes the car to slide.
- The Red Rocket uses the same dashboard as the Eldorado. The main difference is that the Red Rocket's dashboard was edited, as the original woodgrain trim was replaced with bright red plastic.
- In the Midtown Madness series, this car uses aftermarket wheels instead of its original ones.