The2023 Cadillac Escalade-Vhas numerous custom aspects that set it apart from a basic Escalade SUV. It has a special front fascia highlighted by a custom Sports mesh grille style, a signature function of the Cadillac V-Series. It trips on custom-made 22- inch wheels that conceal red Brembo six-piston high-performance brake calipers, while the back has a small diffuser flanked by 4 huge exhaust suggestions. All Cadillac Escalade-V designs feature a basic all-wheel drivetrain, and you can have it in a basic or prolonged wheelbase chassis variation (Escalade-V ESV).
The brand-new Escalade-V likewise has Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 dampers and air trip adaptive four-corner air springs. It’s a mouthful, however the suspension hardware allows a softer flight when travelling or a firmer setting when scuttling from one corner to the next. Integrated with four-wheel independent suspension and an electronic limited-slip differential, the Escalade-V can run and alter instructions that belie its 6,217- pound curb weight.
It’s everything about the motor
If the V badge indicates anything in a Caddy, you can think about it as Popeye after feasting on a can of spinach. The Escalade-V has a 6.2-liter supercharged gas-fed V8 engine originated from the hardcore CT5-V Blackwing Cadillac engineers provided the mill a more significant 2.65- liter R2650 TVS supercharger with four-lobe rotors efficient in spinning to a heady 13,500 rpm. Draining as much as 10 pounds of increase available with a heavy best foot, the Escalade-V deals 682 horse power and 653 lb-ft of torque, making it the world’s most effective full-size high-end SUV. In addition, the blown V8 produces optimum torque from 4,400 rpm, which suggests you get supreme push without burying the go-pedal, a characteristic that the majority of high-end cars and truck or SUV purchasers enjoy.
Sure, the Escalade is a luxurious (albeit costly) household SUV, however the V badge and splendid supercharged V8 have actually offered it a restored vitality. According to Cadillac, the Escalade-V might run from no to 60 miles per hour in under 4.4 seconds. It might likewise breach the quarter-mile run in 12.74 seconds at 110 miles per hour. For context, the Escalade-V has more power than a Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 and is much faster than a RAM TRX at the dragstrip. Who states you can’t have a good time in a three-row high-end SUV?
Handbuilt to excellence
The Cadillac Escalade-V’s custom-made engine shares a comparable characteristic with the CT5-V Blackwing’s blown V8 mill: Each motor is handbuilt by a single mechanic from start to end up at the Performance Build Center in the GM Bowling Green factory in Kentucky. Remarkably, General Motors develops the Chevy C8 Corvette in the very same center. In a 2021 interview with GM Authority, Cadillac Blackwing Chief Engineer Mirza Grebovic stated: “It’s a single contractor that constructs the entire engine. We machined a little area on the supercharger cover where they might put a plaque with their name. Every client will have the ability to see who constructed their LT4 engine.”
This compulsive attention to information is absolutely nothing brand-new. Mercedes-AMG uses the very same discipline in structure each AMG engine, calling it the “One Man, One Engine” viewpoint. If you pop open and raise the hood of a Cadillac Escalade-V, you’ll discover a comparable plaque with the name and signature of the engine home builder. This slightly concealed yet unique touch provides the brand-new Escalade-V a touch of exclusivity and efficiency trustworthiness on both the street and the dragstrip.