With an estimated net worth of over $750 million, it’s no surprise that Kim Kardashian has a garage full of pricey vehicles that include a Mercedes-Benz G550 4×42 and Rolls-Royce Ghost. But the reality TV star and socialite recently added something a bit more run-of-the-mill to her garage (though still very luxurious) in the way of a customized 2021 Cadillac Escalade.
Photos of Kim K’s new Caddy were shared on Instagram this week by The Platinum Group, a Los Angeles-based custom car shop with a large catalog of celebrity clients. The Platinum Group was responsible for personalizing the 2021 Cadillac Escalade to Kim’s liking, hitting the body with a layer of satin silver paint, installing lowering springs and a set of their own 26-inch wheels. The shop also installed a custom mesh grille, removed the rear ‘Escalade’ badging and appears to have painted some additional exterior trim gloss black as well.
We have to admit, we’re liking the way Kim’s Escalade looks with these modifications. The exterior color is a tasteful choice and the wheels suit the vehicle perfectly – although 26-inch wheels are a bit too big, in our opinion. We prefer wheels with a bit more sidewall for ride comfort, but the Kardashians are probably more concerned about looking good when it comes to their vehicles.
It’s likely that Kim’s Escalade features the standard naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline EcoTec3 engine, which produces 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. There’s also the no-cost optional 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel from the Duramax engine family, which makes 277 horsepower and the same 460 pound-feet of torque, but something tells us Kim would prefer the V8. Both are mated with the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.