Revealed last week in Pebble Beach, California, the Cadillac Elmiraj is General Motors newest concept for the future of American luxury coupes. Based off the design of the 1967 Eldorado, the Elmiraj is a big, smooth-sided, uncluttered, 500-hp beauty that is unmistakably Cadillac. Niki Smart, lead exterior designer of this unique Cadillac explains, “Elmiraj is about poise and proportion, we wanted a mature statement for Cadillac, where simplicity and subtle adornments create a purposeful presence.” While it may only be a concept, it is still a looker and something for the true Cadillac enthusiast.
Retro Cadillac style meets modern technology
The new design exhibits “retro” qualities throughout the entire 205 inches of this sleek, chiseled Elmiraj, from the new Cadillac emblem to its modern view from the rear. A new modern badge, minus the wreath element of the traditional Cadillac logo, made its debut on this sleek new concept of American luxury. Just behind the new shield is the beast that powers this beauty, a 500-horsepower 4.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that pushes 500 lb-ft of torque to the new lightweight rear-wheel drive chassis. Connecting all this power to the road is a set of 22×9 inch wheels, mounted on modern aluminum spoke rims. All this power is brought to a stop by top of the line ceramic brakes with Cadillac monoblock calipers. Impressive, but GM did not stop there. . .
Classic Cadillac interior luxury, modernized
Designed with exotic materials and shapes, the cockpit of this car is as luxurious as it is functional. With custom trim designed with handpicked fallen Brazilian Rosewood, it is a stunning accent against the rich camel-colored leather bucket seats. One of the most ingenious features, however, is not the materials or gauges or even the 10-inch navigation screen, it is the new Valet feature. This new feature, when engaged, will slide the front seats forward 10 inches and back seat forward 4 inches to meet the passenger before sliding back into place, easing the entry and exit for passengers.
Is a Cadillac in your future?
Unfortunately, the Elmiraj is still only a vision of the future, but if a Cadillac is what you are looking for, Permian Cadillac has many new and used ones to choose from. With a great selection of new CVT’s and ATS’s as well as Used and Certified pre-owned Cadillac coupes, sedans and SUVs. You are sure to find one that fits your needs and passions. We invite you to visit us at 800 North Turner St., Hobbs New Mexico, 88240 and let us help you find your perfect Cadillac style to fit your style.