Cadillac unveiled the Elmiraj Concept, a new grand coupe that hints at the future top end of its lineup. The new rear-wheel drive, two-door coupe explores new dimensions for Cadillac’s ongoing expansion, according to General Motors. With a length of 205 inches, the Elmiraj Concept is 3 inches longer than the XTS, the biggest car in Cadillac’s lineup.
Built on the same architecture as an ongoing Cadillac vehicle development project slated for future production, the Elmiraj Concept features a large grille that carries the new Cadillac emblem. According to our sources, the new Cadillac badge could appear on production cars as early as 2015. Still, GM didn’t reveal any details of the future production car on which the Elmiraj is based. GM said that the architecture being developed "expands the brand's commitment to lightweight rwd performance".
Regarding the design, the Elmiraj Concept shares some cues with the Ciel Concept that was unveiled two years ago at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. "This concept is the second chapter, following the Ciel Concept, of our exploration of the personas of true luxury," said GM. Under the hood, there is a 4.5-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine which develops 500 hp and 500 lb-ft (678 Nm) of torque.
GM says that the engine uses the underpinnings of the new twin turbo V6 found on the 2014 CTS Vsport model which delivers 420 hp.