Cadillac teased that one thing thrilling is approaching Jan. 21 on social media as we speak. That one thing thrilling is a high-performance model of the Escalade SUV, probably known as Escalade-V.
The teaser features a shot of the headlights of the 4 present Cadillacs with the brighter lights of a giant SUV within the center. The automobiles flanking the SUV are seemingly the V and V Blackwing variations of the CT4 and CT5 sedans, and the biggie is clearly the Escalade.
Together with the picture, Cadillac shared a brief video that options the sound of the brand new efficiency mannequin’s engine raging by way of the gears. It is clearly a V-8, it is clearly highly effective, and the sound warms our hearts. The video ends with the model’s V emblem.
Cadillac hasn’t shared what the engine will probably be, however we anticipate the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 from the CT5-V Blackwing, the place it makes 668 hp and 659 lb-ft of torque. Completely different exhaust routing would seemingly scale back these figures barely in an Escalade-V.
A spy video has proven a camouflaged Escalade working across the streets with the bark of a V-8 and squared off exhaust suggestions like these featured on the opposite Blackwings and the Chevrolet Corvette.
We’ve speculated that the efficiency SUV will arrive in 2023, seemingly as a 2024 mannequin, however the early reveal means it might be a 2023 mannequin.
We’ve additionally solely guessed on the identify, calling it Escalade-V. It might be the Escalade V Blackwing.
Along with the extra highly effective engine (the best choice now could be a 420-hp 6.2-liter V-8), anticipate suspension upgrades, some physique trim cues, and sporty inside touches, comparable to sporty seats and/or a distinct steering wheel.
That is all hypothesis, and we’ll study the reality quickly. Keep tuned.