General Motors unveiled the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq production car last October, pulling the sheets on the luxury marque’s all-new four-door flagship. Unsurprisingly, the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq is absolutely jam-packed with features and high-tech goodies, as befitting a flagship model. Now, GM Authority has learned that one of those features is a deployable rear spoiler.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq is equipped with a deployable rear spoiler that will automatically lift at higher speeds. Although pictures of the spoiler in the raised position are currently unavailable, the spoiler is located just aft of the rear window, and is concealed under some trim. The spoiler raises and lowers mechanically.
A deployable rear spoiler can also be found on certain German vehicles, including a handful of Porsche models (911, Panamera, Cayenne Coupe), but also on certain Audi and Mercedes-Benz models as well. Deployable spoilers serve to increase downforce at higher speeds, thus increasing vehicle stability, all without the added styling impact of a fixed spoiler element.
Indeed, the rear end of the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq would look dramatically different with the addition of a fixed rear spoiler. The four-door presents a streamlined silhouette with a gently curving roofline that falls into a tapered rear end and extended rear overhang. The profile doesn’t even show any door handles. Any sort of large fixed spoiler element would, well, “spoil” the look somewhat.
As for performance, the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq certainly isn’t lacking. Motivation is sourced from a 111 kWh GM Ultium battery pack and two GM Ultium Drive motors, the combination of which dole out 600 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. Properly unleashed, the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq will spring from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds.
Under the body panels, the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq rides on the GM BEV3 platform. The suspension setup incorporates a five-link geometry front and rear. Assembly takes place at the GM Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan.