Cadillac Unveils the Elmiraj Concept Coupe
Inspired by the manufacturer’s old “Art & Science” campaign and rooted in the design cues of past vehicles like 1999′s conceptual Evoq and subsequent CTS, Cadillac has unveiled its Elmiraj Concept Coupe. Unveiled in Carmel, California, the Elmiraj marks the defining illustration of a contemporary Cadillac. A modern interpretation of the luxury coupe, the Elmiraj boasts elongated dimensions with a long hood, rakish roofline, short rear deck, and 22″ wheels while the vehicle’s oversized front grille is marked by the appearance of Cadillac’s branding crest sans signature wreath. Designated with the brand’s new “Vsport” classification, the coupe sports a powerful new twin-turbocharged 4.5 liter V8 engine under the hood – capable of roughly 500 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque to boot. In terms of the luxurious interior, caramel-colored leather dominates the four-seat arrangement alongside Brazilian Rosewood accents while a raised center console stretches the entire cabin from front to back. While the Elmiraj is something to behold, the vehicle will likely never make it to a road near you: Cadillac has stated that the concept is simply meant to illustrate the latest in its “Art & Science” aesthetic. However, if the old Evoq is any indication, many of the Elmiraj’s design cues will find their way to future Cadillacs in one way or another.