The Elmiraj Concept essentially is a four-seat grand coupe expressing the pure enjoyment of driving and exploring new dimensions for Cadillac’s ongoing expansion. It showcases a new vision for luxury driving and the top of the brand’s expanding range. Taking up from where the memorable Ciel Concept left off, Elmiraj embodies luxury and performance with a purposeful character and proportion.
Power: The concept advances Cadillac’s philosophy of dramatic design and performance, and its commitment to lightweight, agile cars. Powered by a 4.5-liter twin turbocharged V8 delivering an estimated 500 hp, the engine takes the baseline technology from the new Cadillac Twin Turbo V6 featured in the upcoming 420-hp 2014 CTS Vsport edition, and expands it to the classic performance format of a V8 engine.
Exterior: The long wheelbase and clean body side characterizes the car’s spacious dimensions and elevated status. Two vents in the vehicle’s long hood are functional, acting as hot air outlets for the twin turbo engine. Elmiraj has 22” aluminum rims backed by large ceramic brakes with Cadillac monoblock calipers. Its rich blue exterior finish wears the brand’s Vsport designation, Cadillac’s new level slotting directly under the high-performance V-Series. The grille emphasizes the car’s substantial road presence.
Interior: The interior of Elmiraj blends elegantly crafted luxury and generous space with driver-focused performance elements. The upper section of the instrument panel is a single piece extending across the full width of the car, while the lower forms a cockpit space tailored for performance. Backlit titanium trim curves from the cowl to the doors, dividing the rich upper camel leather from the wood trim. Cadillac Studio craftsmen handpicked fallen Brazilian Rosewood, a wood veneer prized for its use for hundreds of years in home furnishings and musical instruments. The wood is hand-cut into three dimensional sections for perfect control of the grain flow. The car’s instrumentation features an analog tachometer and speedometer that are transparent. Directly behind the analog gauges sits a wide screen, high-resolution display which projects driver information and the output of a front-mounted camera. A 10-inch touchscreen for navigation and connectivity can be concealed inside the instrument panel when not in use. The 2+2 layout features high-performance seats, designed to support spirited driving while also delivering luxury accommodation. Elmiraj passengers might actually lobby to sit in the back. The rear bucket seats each contain a valet feature to ease entry and exit. The front bucket seat slides 10 inches forward while the rear bucket seat slides 4 inches forward to meet the passenger, then slides him or her back into position once seated. The rear bucket seats recline for additional comfort.