Forget shiny Escalades—Cadillac is building one with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8

The high-performance version will officially be called the ‘Escalade V’
by Greg Potts | Jan 25, 2022
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This absolute behemoth is the Cadillac Escalade V—the first-ever SUV to wear Cadillac’s “high-performance” V-Series badge. Quite how performance-orientated you can make a 2.6 ton, 5.4m long Escalade remains to be seen, but consider us intrigued.

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Cadillac hasn’t released any technical information yet, but this Twitter teaser gives away the V8 hiding under that tectonic plate of a hood. A 420hp 6.2-liter V8 is available on standard Escalades, so expect this to be a variation of the CT5-V Blackwing’s supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 unit. It might not quite have the 668hp of its sedan sibling, but it’ll still be monstrous.

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In terms of styling, the V gets a blacked-out grille and a new front bumper up front, whilst round the back, there’s a chunky quad-exit exhaust and a definitely-not-just-for-show diffuser.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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