GM released new teaser images of the Cadillac Celestiq Show Car this week, revealing more of the vehicle’s exterior, as well as some never-before-seen interior details. These images gave us our best look yet at the wheel and tire combination that will come on the Celestiq Show Car, and as one might expect from a car of this calibre, it’s quite a unique setup.
The Cadillac Celestiq Show Car will ride on large, aerodynamically-optimized 23-inch seven-spoke wheels, which will be shod in Michelin Pilot Sport EV tires. The Michelin Pilot Sport EV was developed specifically for electric vehicle applications, combining the grip and responsiveness of the brand’s Pilot Sport tire lineup with the quiet nature of an EV tire. This particular set of rubber is currently sold in 20-inch, 21-inch and 22-inch sizes, so it seems as though Michelin has manufactured a larger 23-inch version for the Celestiq Show Car. Whether the production-ready Celestiq will feature 23-inch wheels remains to be seen, but we’d say it’s likely.
GM will unveil the Cadillac Celestiq Show Car on July 22nd, as we reported previously. The show car will preview the production-ready model, and like the Cadillac Lyriq Show Car, is expected to be very representative of the model that customers will be able to buy. The production-ready Celestiq will tap GM’s dedicated BEV3 electric vehicle platform, along with its Ultium lithium-ion battery technology and Ultium Drive electric motors, and will come standard with all-wheel drive and four-wheel steering. Pricing is expected to start at around $300,000, which will likely make it the most-expensive Cadillac model ever offered, while production will take place at the GM Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. GM plans to build fewer than 500 examples of the battery-electric luxury sedan a year.
The Cadillac Celestiq is expected to make its debut in show car form next week. In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Cadillac Celestiq news, Cadillac news, GM electric vehicle news, GM technology news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.