Cadillac unveiled the Elmiraj concept full-sized luxury coupe late last week in Carmel, California. Actor/Director Clint Eastwood was among the celebrities present at the unveiling on Thursday.
But if some strange reason Cadillac forgot to invite you along for the ride, there’s a video. Hit that button to enjoy some car porn footage of the four-seat, two-door, rear-wheel drive luxury coupe in action.
Cadillac’s new concept coupe takes the name Elmiraj from the El Mirage Lake, a dry lake in the California desert which has been used for high speed trials of high performance vehicles for 50 years. The name is also a gentle twist on the famous Eldorado.
Advanced design director Clay Dean said that the Elmiraj design was very influenced by the 1967 Eldorado “both its actual design and the fact that in its time that car was a very stark contrast and a new direction…Both of these cars were major statements of performance and luxury and drove Cadillac forward into new territory.”
The Elmiraj has a 4.5-twin turbocharged V8 with an estimated 500 horsepower.
The lightweight concept car is 205 inches long and 76 inches wide. Its curb weight is about 4,000 pounds.
Among the many touches of luxury were the high-performance seats. Cadillac’s statement said that passengers might actually lobby to sit in the back of the car. While I doubt that, it does look nice.
If you’re worried about the rosewood you see in the interior shot, don’t be. Cadillac said that it was handpicked fallen Brazilian rosewood.
Now that they’ve got us all drooling, it’s time for the bad news. Cadillac is not putting this particular concept into production.
Cadillac senior vice president Bob Ferguson said the automaker is just providing a look at where the automaker’s design studios are heading. The Cadillac Elmiraj concept coupe offers a peek inside “how we envision performance and luxury for the next generation of luxury drivers.”
[Cadillac Elmiraj concept photos © General Motors via Cadillac]