Tennis star Frances Tiafoe recently checked out the new flagship Cadillac Celestiq EV luxury sedan on the streets of New York City, while people and photographers got a better look at the new vehicle.
Tiafoe, a brand ambassador for GM’s Cadillac brand, examined the exterior of the Cadillac Celestiq before climbing into the back seat for a short ride as the driver rolled the vehicle forward a few feet alongside the curb, as shown in the following video.
The Cadillac Celestiq was on display outside the private social club Zero Bond, a locale that is frequented by celebrities, personalities, and sports stars ranging from socialite Kim Kardashian to New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers and EV maverick Elon Musk. The club is noted not only for its flashy clientele, but for its privacy and discretion.
Zero Bond was chosen as the venue to show off the Cadillac Celestiq because it is an official partner of the Cadillac Brand. Frances Tiafoe was at the Zero Bond club at the time enjoying a cocktail party that was being held in honor of the 2023 U.S. Open tennis championships.
The Cadillac Celestiq shown off outside Zero Bond sported an exterior paint color called Habanero, combined with a blue interior and white seats, showcasing the color customization offered on the vehicle. While Cadillac offers 200 available named paint colors for the Celestiq exterior, buyers can also opt for custom color-match tints.
GM plans to release the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq in the spring of 2024. The GM BEV3 platform provides structure for the large all-electric sedan with its distinctive elongated profile. Power is provided by a 111 kWh GM Ultium battery pack and a pair of GM Ultium Drive motors. The vehicle is capable of delivering 600 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque, enough for a 3.8-second launch from a standstill to 60 mph. While quick, the Celestiq is still somewhat outpaced by its projected competition.
The 2024 Cadillac Celestiq is expected to carry a $340,000 starting MSRP, though each of the flagship luxury sedans is expected to be built as a custom piece with unique features and choices, adding considerably to the total price.