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Cadillac is Celebrating 20 Years of its V-Performance Brand with New Opulent Velocity EV Concept

Cadillac has a new concept and it's called Opulent Velocity EV Concept. Cadillac has chosen this new EV concept to celebrate its 20 years with V-Performance brand.

Cadillac is teasing the future of its V-Series performance brand with a concept vehicle called Opulent Velocity. The Cadillac V-Series is closely tied to GM’s racing divisions, often debuting some of the racing and performance technology. The high-horsepower V-Series vehicles include the 2025 CT5-V and CT5-V Blackwing, which debuted in January. While the V-Series vehicles have been gasoline powered up until now, the Opulent Velocity vehicle will be an EV.

“Opulent Velocity is designed to foreshadow a zero emissions expression of performance and modern luxury leadership,” said Bryan Nesbitt, executive director, Cadillac Global Design. “We will share more later this year, so stay tuned.”

Opulent Velocity Concept


According to Cadillac, “Opulent Velocity represents the duality of the Cadillac brand defined in the name itself, Opulent + Velocity.  The concept’s mission is to demonstrate the evolution of Cadillac’s revered sense of opulence, while envisioning the future of a high velocity performance driving experience.” 


For 20 years, V-Series products have brought huge horsepower to Cadillac vehicles. The 2025 CT5-V Blackwing has a 6.2L Supercharged V-8 with 668 horsepower and 659 lb.-ft. of torque. It made its public debut as the safety car at the Rolex 24 in Daytona.


Cadillac celebrates 20 years of V-Series at Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

Cadillac’s V-Series was launched twenty years ago at the Sebring International Raceway in March 2004. The V-Series has always been closely aligned with GM’s racing group. Cadillac returns to the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring this weekend to celebrate the 20th anniversary of V-Series, while aiming to defend last year's win by the No. 31 Whelen Cadillac team. Racing allows Cadillac to test its latest technology and then transfer technology between race cars and production vehicles.

“V-Series forges a transformative relationship between Cadillac’s championship-winning motorsports program and the road vehicles it influences,” said Brandon Vivian, executive chief engineer, Cadillac. “It is a proven formula delivering authentic performance through technology, resonating with our passionate V-Series enthusiasts over the past two decades.”


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