Cadillac has officially unveiled the Elmiraj Concept which explores a possible range-topping model.
Cadillac has officially unveiled the Elmiraj Concept.
Designed to explore the "top of Cadillac’s range," the Elmiraj is a "grand coupe" that draws inspiration from the 1967 Eldorado and the stunning Ciel concept.
The front end is dominated by a massive grille which features a revised Cadillac crest that is "streamlined and tailored to the car’s overall design." The coupe also has a ventilated hood, vertical lighting units and 22-inch aluminum wheels that are backed up by carbon ceramic brakes.
The futuristic cabin comes nicely equipped with high-performance seats, camel leather upholstery and Brazilian Rosewood trim which was "hand-cut into three dimensional sections for perfect control of the grain flow." The model also has a full-length center console and a retractable infotainment system with a 10-inch touchscreen display. There's also a high-tech instrument cluster with a transparent tachometer and speedometer that sit on top of a high resolution display that provides vehicle information.
To ease access to the second row, a valet system slides the front seat 10 inches forward and the rear seat 4 inches forward to meet the passenger. When the person is seated, the seat slides back into position.
Cadillac didn't have much to say about the car's technical specifications but confirmed it has a twin-turbo 4.5-liter V8 engine that develops approximately 500 bhp (373 kW) and 500 lb-ft (678 Nm) of torque. The company also said the concept uses "chassis and structural elements of an ongoing Cadillac vehicle development project slated for future production." This likely means it rides on the Omega platform which is slated to underpin the company's flagship sedan.
According to Cadillac design director Mark Adams, “Elmiraj advances Cadillac’s provocative modern design and performance, contrasted with bespoke craftsmanship and luxury. It explores performance driving, as well as how we’re approaching elevating the Cadillac range and new dimensions of Art & Science philosophy.”