In 2011, Cadillac debuted the undeniably handsome Ciel concept at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, a full-size convertible coupe paying homage to the cars that helped make Cadillac famous. Then two years later they pulled the wraps off of the sharp Elmiraj concept, an even more handsome full-size personal coupe which hinted at the future of Cadillac’s ‘Art and Science’ design philosophy. It turns out Cadillac was trying to tell us something all along, mainly that its full-size Mercedes-Benz S-Class competitor is on the way and will debut at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, according to the latest reports.
Cadillac confirmed to Top Gear its range-topping full-size sedan, which will possibly and/or likely be called LTS, will break cover at next year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The automaker is keeping extremely tight-lipped about the LTS, but surprisingly did reveal a few details at Pebble Beach.
TG says the car’s styling will be “locked somewhere between the CTS and the Elmiraj,” and that it will have a mixed-material construction rather than an exclusively aluminium frame like Jaguar or Audi. It will also be the first car to sit on General Motors’ new full-size Omega platform and will receive power from either a twin turbocharged V6 or twin turbocharged V8 engine.
Our hopes are high for the LTS, and if it ends up looking anything like the Elmiraj or Ciel, we won’t be disappointed. But we should point out that it was previously reported that the LTS would show itself in New York, though Pebble Beach, with all of its multi-million dollar machines gracing the green, might be more fitting.