Elmiraj Concept Is Cadillac’s Halo Car of the Future

George Kennedy

Cadillac has been hard at work over the last decade reinventing itself. The notions of floaty land barge are far-gone, replaced with complimenting, exciting vehicles, such as the CTS-V and ATS. The only thing missing from the Cadillac lineup has been a halo car, and the American luxury brand is a step closer with this– the all-new Cadillac Elmiraj Concept.

Now, if you noticed, we did say concept. So, Caddy doesn’t have a halo car just yet, but from what we can tell, what we have here is a lot more than vaporware. According to Cadillac, styling builds on the popular Ciel Concept and was built on a chassis that is currently in development for future products. Also, note the new, sans-laurel Cadillac Crest logo on this concept. Do you like? Tell us in the comments below.

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A 500-horsepower, 4.5-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 sits under the long, sloping hood. According to Cadillac, the engine builds off the architecture and technology from the twin-turbo V6 currently in the all-new CTS-V sport.

The layout is set as a large, four seat coupe, conjuring up memories of the classic Cadillac Eldorado. The design seems attainable for a production car, the innards are for real and the engine is to. So what does that mean fro the Elmiraj? Will it become a production car? It’s a long shot, but if a production version sees the light of day, it could be the halo car to drive American luxury in the decade to come.

PHOTOS: See more of the 2013 Cadillac Elmiraj Concept