2025 Cadillac Celestiq-V: Crystal Ball-Gazing A Super-Performance Version Of The Electric Sedan Apkmusk

This article contains independent illustrations made by Carscoops’ artist Josh Byrnes based on the per-production version of Celestiq. The renders are neither related to nor endorsed by Cadillac.

In a world where the auto industry has migrated into everything and anything crossover-related, Cadillac has infused a breath of fresh air with the upcoming Celestiq ultra-luxury sedan. Shown in conceptual guise back in July, spy shots confirm that the opulent land yacht will, fortunately, stay faithful to the lavish show car.

As it stands, the Celestiq is already an impressive-looking machine drawing on Cadillac’s proud artisan heritage. To up the ante, styling for the Celestiq-V has been reworked, resulting in a purposeful and muscular aesthetic.

Notable changes include a black chrome front-end graphic with functional ducting for improved aerodynamics, a lower splitter and a central hood bulge for visual aggression. Larger wheels with sticky Micheline rubber sit within the pumped fenders, and a lower stance hints at its dynamic potential.

The fastback rear sports a functional diffuser panel, smoked taillight lenses and a large contrasting spoiler. As this study is based on the production car, it struts conventional side mirrors but keeps those trick, handle-less doors.

The standard Cadillac Celestiq show car’s high-tech interior

Cabin-wise, the highly flamboyant interior would get an obligatory performance injection with figure-hugging sports seats, race-inspired trim and a flat-bottom steering wheel. We’d expect Celestiq’s vast array of tech highlights to carry over, including that humongous 55-inch-diagonal advanced LED display, a four-zone variable opacity glass roof and GM’s next-generation Ultra Cruise driver assistance system.

Rapid Horizons

In a significant departure from Cadillacs of old, the Celestiq is the luxury automaker’s second serious foray into EV propulsion after the Lyriq SUV. For reference, motivation for regular variants will use GM’s flexible new BEV3 architecture that features Ultium batteries (100+ kWh in capacity) and motors with a predicted range of 300-400 miles. Performance for these dual motor models is tipped to sit within an already rapid 3-second 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) ballpark.



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