For the latest video of Jay Leno’s Garage, the American talk show host had the rare opportunity to receive an exclusive tour of the stunning Cadillac Elmiraj Concept. Leno is joined by General Motors Vice President of Global Design Ed Welburn.
The 2013 Cadillac Elmiraj Concept is a two-door grand coupe seating four and featuring rear-wheel drive. At 205 inches in length, it’s a very large automobile by anyone’s standards, but not unlike production and concept Cadillacs we’ve seen before. The whole concept behind the 2013 Cadillac Elmiraj Concept is to showcase the company’s ongoing commitment to lightweight, agile cars.
Built from the chassis and structural elements set to be used in future production models, the 2013 Cadillac Elmiraj Concept is powered by a massive 4.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine boasting an estimated 500hp and 500lb-ft of torque. That powertrain is based on the smaller 420hp, twin-turbo V6 engine from the 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport edition.
Executive director of advanced design, Clay Dean said, “This concept is the second chapter, following the Ciel Concept, of our exploration of the personas of true luxury. This project originated around the simple persona of “the drive,” or the visceral experience of driving a great luxury coupe. It’s an expression of the confidence and poise you feel driving a high-performance car, which we feel is an essential element of top-level luxury.”