Cadillac Celestiq, the world’s first all-electric ultra-luxury vehicle, the most technologically sophisticated Cadillac ever, is created with cutting-edge technology to support individualized, handmade craftsmanship.
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Built around legacy and uniqueness
With its design, cutting-edge technology, and customized luxury steeped in Cadillac’s heritage of handcrafting classic automobiles like the 1933 V16 Aerodynamic Coupe and the 1957 Eldorado Brougham, the Celestiq narrative is founded on a legacy.
No two Celestiqs will be the same since each is specially commissioned. Customers will directly collaborate with their chosen dealer, Cadillac designers, and other stakeholders to bring their vision for the automobile to life, with previously unheard-of degrees of customization according to the owner’s preferences.
Cadillac’s leadership in electrification on a worldwide scale, the availability of hands-free driving assistance technologies, and linked services all contribute to this distinctive and personalized experience. For bespoke, multi-sensory, and immersive EV luxury experiences, Celestiq sets the standard.
“Celestiq is like no Cadillac before it and the client experience is equally exceptional. Each vehicle is a unique expression of its owner, leveraging leading-edge technologies that make the driving experience personal and rewarding.” said Rory Harvey, Global Vice President of Cadillac.
The Cadillac Celesitq has Ultium power
Celestiq harnesses the power of the ground-breaking Ultium Platform, which serves as the basis for its thrilling performance and scope. With a 111-kWh battery pack and a two-motor, all-wheel-drive propulsion system, this specialized EV propulsion architecture provides a GM-estimated 600 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque, as well as a GM-estimated driving range of 300 miles1 (483 km) on a full charge.
The Celestiq’s 11.59:1 front and 11.63:1 rear gear ratios, which were specifically optimized to maximize range and performance, are unique among Ultium-based EVs. The car is anticipated to have one of the fastest 0-60 mph accelerations in the sector, taking only 3.8 seconds, in addition to having tremendous horsepower and torque.
In addition to its performance, the Ultium Platform also acts as a structural component of the car, adding to its overall toughness and solidity. The horizontal placement of the Cadillac Celestiq’s battery cells allows for the vehicle’s long, low, and lean proportions. Additionally, the pack’s low mounting position lowers the vehicle’s center of gravity, improving handling and ride comfort and optimizing interior space.
Regen on Demand Braking is standard and helps maximize driving range by converting the kinetic energy of the vehicle’s forward momentum into electricity that’s stored in the battery pack. It also incorporates one-pedal driving, which allows for very precise vehicle control by allowing the driver to use just the accelerator pedal to bring the car to a full stop.
Cadillac is dedicated to providing customers with a smooth charging experience, whether they are at home or on the go. If you need to charge rapidly, the Celestiq has a 200 kW DC fast charging system that can provide up to a range of 78 miles, as claimed by Cadillac, in only 10 minutes of charging at a public DC fast charging station.
The Celestiq engineering team rethought the fundamental building blocks to construct one of the most significant Cadillacs ever in order to not only accommodate its all-electric propulsion system but also to provide a platform for the ultimate expression of ultra-luxury and unmatched client customization, made possible by cutting-edge manufacturing methods.
That could only be accomplished with a brand-new architecture made only for Cadillac Celestiq. It is built on the Ultium Platform, which incorporates the battery pack for the propulsion system and functions as a structural component of the car, adding to its overall toughness, performance, and durability.
Mega Castings: Celestiq’s subframe is made up of six enormous, precisely sand-cast aluminum parts. Comparing each casting to a conventional stamped structure results in a 30 to 40-component part count reduction. Benefits include greater structural stiffness, simplicity, and space efficiency. Low-volume, handmade, and customized vehicles are perfect for the Celestiq precision sand-casted material and methods.
With 115 3D printed pieces in the finished product, the Celestiq represents GM’s largest use of additive manufacturing.
Flex Fabrication: the body structure, chassis, interior, and electrical components of each Celestiq car will be made up of more than 300 manufactured parts. Metal sheets that can be folded and bent into the specific forms needed for the Celestiq design are used in this “Flex Fabrication” method, which is more comparable to metallic origami than conventional stamping.
‘Art of Travel’ design philosophy
Cadillac’s Art of Travel design concept, which influenced the aesthetic of the Lyriq and the brand’s journey to be entirely electric by 2030, is manifested in Celestiq.
The Art of Travel takes into account the complete contact with the vehicle, from its aesthetic appearance to the luxurious feel of its components and the coordinated encounters in which carefully selected “feeling of occasion” characteristics turn the commonplace into the remarkable. Every interaction an owner has with their automobile is customized, which gives even basic aspects a very unique sense.
The design team’s members all have artistic backgrounds, including industrial design, fashion, and architecture. Each person contributed their experiences and viewpoints from those many genres and funneled them via the Celestiq vision.
Celestiq’s silhouette is instantly eye-catching. It has a daring fastback profile that challenges the ultra-luxury market with an avant-garde and futuristic aesthetic. A harmony of surfaces is produced by the aggressiveness of the grille and the vertical lighting marks flowing into the sloping windscreen. Celestiq exudes ultra-luxury with a contemporary edge that is unmatched by anything else in its market.
Including the aluminum grille, brushed aluminum bodyside, aluminum eTrunk lining, rocker, taillamp and headlamp trim, and brushed metal liftgate body apertures, every metal surface visible on the outside of the car is genuine metal.
The Goddess in the fender and the aluminum grille are cast after being machined, and the finished product is machine polished, brushed, and tinted. Additionally, the Goddess trim has a distinctive crystal component that houses high-end LED lighting components.
Cadillac’s Art of Travel design concept is completely realized in the Celestiq interior, where the workmanship is obvious the minute a customer enters the cabin and the sensory experience is sparked by the use of genuine materials and opulent touches. The hand-wrapped materials chosen by the customer, the immersive interior illumination, and the decorations all represent Cadillac’s commitment to uniqueness and personalization.
The cabin interior serves as a pure display of all the available materials and colors thanks to its simple, minimalist design.
“The interior is defined by long uninterrupted surfaces and theme lines, the sense of movement is all around you. With such a clean design, it allowed the details to shine, emphasizing precision in even the smallest of areas, truly highlighting a sense of space and scale,” said Tristan Murphy, interior design manager, Celestiq.
With more than 450 different LEDs, the interior illumination of Cadillac Celestiq plays a crucial role in providing an immersive sensory experience. Customers may choose their own colors for each internal lighting zone or let Celestiq provide complementary lighting combinations for the whole cabin.
Additionally, Celestiq comes with 18 various lighting animations that highlight the interior’s lighting capabilities and how the lighting choreography affects mood.
The biggest in the category, the pillar-to-pillar, 55-inch-diagonal advanced HD display serves as both the focal point of the interior and the technological interface for Cadillac Celestiq. It is a technical wonder since it has two distinct displays hidden behind one piece of glass.
The passenger side lets passengers play media, utilize the internet, connect their cellphones, and more, while the driver-side display, which has a pixel density similar to an 8K screen, gives the driver vehicle information.
Digital Blinds Active Privacy technology offers a virtual privacy barrier to divide the passenger display from the driver, darkening the passenger screen from the driver’s vision while in use.
Linked Cameras: Cadillac will launch a new connected camera platform beginning with Celestiq. By offering users access to interior and exterior cameras through a user-friendly smartphone interface, coupled with theft detection, accident recording, and other helpful features, this platform will provide customers additional peace of mind.
Google Built In: using Google Built In to improve your in-car experience is convenient, customizable, and seamless. Access to hands-free assistance, real-time traffic reports, some of your favorite applications, and more is available via Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play.
The biggest in the industry fixed smart glass roof panel uses suspended particle device technology to provide variable transmission, allowing the customer to regulate the quantity of light let into the car in four zones, one for each passenger section. a Celestiq-specific feature. The result gives the driver complete control over how much light enters the car.
The zones’ tint levels range from less than 1%, which is the level of opacity with the lowest tint, to 20%, which is the typical tint level of a conventional sunroof. Additionally, it has been given coatings that reflect infrared radiation and have low emissivity to assist keep heat within the cabin and keep the temperature down.
Ultra Cruise: with Ultra Cruise, Celestiq expands Cadillac’s knowledge of hands-free advanced driver-aid technologies. In 2024, the car will have all the technology required for Ultra Cruise that will allow for gradual feature expansion via wireless upgrades.
Price and availability
The launch of production is anticipated for December 2023, with an anticipated Celestiq price starting at $300,000 and rising depending on the extent of personalization. Only those on the waitlist may access the Cadillac Celestiq.