Back in June, Cadillac first teased its forthcoming ultra-high-end flagship EV model, the CELESTIQ. Roughly a month later, the Wrest and Crest Company officially revealed the new model, albeit without any official specs or pricing. Fast forward to today, and the American automaker has now finally fully debuted the CELESTIQ, revealing production dates, specs, and an estimated MSRP.
Utilizing the Ultium Platform, the CELESTIQ features a dual-motor setup that sends power to an all-wheel-drive system and draws from a 111 kWh battery pack that affords a 300-mile range and can receive 78 miles of autonomy in as little as 10 minutes. Good for 600hp and 640ft-lbs of torque, this EV powertrain allows the CELESTIQ to reach 60mph from a complete standstill in just 3.8 seconds. Interestingly, the CELESTIQ’s battery only supports DC fast charging (and only at a rate of up to 200 kW) — a bit of a disappointment when you consider the Cadillac’s price.
It isn’t just the EV’s powertrain that’s impressive, however, as it also takes the company’s level of fit and finish to new heights. Offering an even higher level of luxury than any Caddilac before it, the CELESTIQ sports anodized and milled metalwork that’s all been completely finished by hand, artisan hand-wrapped leather upholstery, and a “Cadillac Hand Built Detroit” badge. Cadillac is also giving CELESTIQ buyers an enormous wealth of options for customization, with literally hundreds of configurable options.
The 2024 Cadillac CELESTIQ is scheduled to enter production in December 2023, with an expected starting price just north of $300,000.