2023 Cadillac Escalade V Sports Coming Up With Its Hostile Outlook.
2023 Cadillac Escalade V Sports Overview
Yesterday, the Escalade V was teased with a short sound clip of its snarling V-8 engine.
Now, Cadillac has released the first photographs of the new high-performance SUV.
While Cadillac has yet to provide any technical specifics about the 2023 Escalade V, the design of this hulking beast is on the whole show.
Here are the major highlights:
- A detuned version 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 featured in the CT5-V Blackwing sedan is estimated to provide power.
- After previewing the sporty SUV in a video yesterday, Cadillac published the first full photographs of the 2023 Escalade V.
- The Escalade V gets a new front bumper, quad-tip exhaust, black accents, and a fake rear diffuser.
The Escalade V’s front bumper has been updated. A robust lower grille juts out, flanked by the LEDs, which gain a vent-like trim piece and are carved into the bodywork with a crisp character line, instead of a long trim piece reaching across the bottom to link the LED running lights.
A redesigned front splitter and multi-spoke grey wheels are also available. Around the back, there’s a quad-tip exhaust and a false diffuser, and all of the SUV’s trim is blacked out.
The only interior photo reveals another “V” at the base of the steering wheel, and there are prominent “V” emblems on the rear hatch and front doors.
Cadillac has published a short video in which you can hear the supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V-8 engine that will be found beneath the hood.
THE same engine powered the CT5-V Blackwing sedan, producing 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque.
Although it will most certainly be detuned for this use, the Escalade V should maintain a substantial horsepower lead over the smaller Escalades’ 420-hp 6.2-liter V-8.
In addition, the Escalade V’s redline will be around 6200 rpm, 300 rpm lower than the CT5-V Blackwing.
While both Escalade V cars featured in the new photographs are standard-wheelbase versions, our spy photographers recently caught a long-wheelbase Escalade ESV version of the V in testing.
The CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwings were initially announced as Cadillac’s final gas-powered V automobiles.
So unless Cadillac suddenly feels compelled to develop V variants of the XT4, XT5, or XT6, the Escalade V could be the only gas-powered V-series car ever built.
More precise technical information should emerge soon, but until then, the sound of the snarling V-8 will have to suffice.