Cadillac has started to build the exclusive Celestiq EV at the General Motors Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. But they’re doing it ‘by driblets’, as they are hand-built, and only 100 to 150 of them will be made to keep them exclusive. As will be the price tag: $340 000 (€311 950) before customization.
And customized, they certainly will be, as no two cars will be the same, as buyers can tailor them to their individual tastes. At the campus where the vehicle is built, a concierge service is established for Celestiq clients worldwide to ‘design’ their own cars.
Unwrapped in July 2022
General Motors finally unwrapped its fully electric flagship in July 2022, a possible answer to luxury cars like the Rolls Royce Spectre, becoming the most expensive Cadillac ever. And this one is the second electric model of the luxury brand after the Lyriq, which started to be delivered in 2022.
The sleek sedan is built on GM’s Ultium platform, which is used for several other cars like SUVs and pick-up trucks. It is expected to come with a 111 kWh battery pack, offering ranges of up to 300 miles (482 km) and being able to charge 78 miles (125 km) in ten minutes at 200 kW.
600 hp four-wheel drive
Celistiq would be powered on four wheels with a 447 kW dual motor drive system (600 hp) and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. It will have – of course – adaptive air suspension and rear-wheel steering.
Expect the ne plus ultra of comfort in the cockpit with a 55-inch high-definition screen spanning the whole width of the car (like the Mercedes EQS), heated and ventilated seats with massage functions, and even heated armrests.