You can always count on Jay Leno to have some of the finest guests on his show. That’s par for the course when you’re the guy many consider one of the most hardcore celebrity car nuts in the world.

So when the recently unveiled Cadillac Elmiraj Concept made a stop at Jay Leno’s Garage, nobody was really surprised. After all, it was only a few weeks ago when the car turned a lot of heads at Pebble Beach when it made its debut.

So naturally, with the close proximity and all, the next stop for the Elmiraj figured to be in Leno’s web show.

In the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Leno talks about the impressive characteristics of the Elmiraj while highlighting the noticeable styling influence of Cadillac’s new design language. Joining him was GM’s VP of Global Design, Ed Welburn, who proceeded to educate Jay on the design of futures on the Elmiraj while also taking the time to talk about how the Elmiraj will inspire future Cadillac models moving forward.

As is often the case, nobody can bring more life to cars than a guy like Jay Leno even with a concept that’s already as awesome as the Cadillac Elmiraj Concept.

Click past the jump to read more about the Cadillac Elmiraj Concept

2013 Cadillac Elmiraj Concept

2013 Cadillac Elmiraj Concept High Resolution Exterior
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Cadillac’s intention to become more of a player in the industry broke ground with the unveiling of the Elmiraj Concept. Designed as a low-lying luxury sports coupe with some pretty fantastic design cues, the Elmiraj Concept took what we’ve already come to know about Cadillac and brought to an entirely new level.

It really is a stunning piece of design that has drawn rave reviews from a lot of people who’ve seen it.

But lost in the edginess of its looks is the fact that the Elmiraj Concept is also powered by a 4.5-liter V-8 engine that produces 500 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, allowing to concept to cover 0 to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds to go with an estimated top speed of 168 mph.

Source: YouTube - Jay Leno’s Garage

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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