General Motors will unveil the new Cadillac Escalade-V tomorrow, pulling the sheets on a high-performance variant of the iconic luxury SUV.
GM teased the Cadillac Escalade-V reveal with a short video. Clocking in at just 12 seconds, the teaser video is quite brief, but still effective, showing the upcoming Escalade-V among several other go-fast Caddy models, including the Cadillac CT5-V, CT5-V Blackwing, CT4-V, and CT4-V Blackwing.
Although the video doesn’t show much by way of details, we do see the headlights of the new Cadillac Escalade-V lit up, while the surface illuminated by the headlights shows copious tire rubber and skid marks, suggesting the go-fast Caddy models were enjoying some burnouts and donuts prior to the video shoot.
Earlier this month, GM Authority brought you video of the a Cadillac Escalade-V accelerating hard on public roads, giving us an earful of the SUV’s supercharged V8 soundtrack. In that earlier video, the Escalade-V goes wide open throttle, pushing the body back onto the rear suspension as the nose lifts towards the sky, a menacing growl emanating from the exhaust.
GM Authority was the first to break the news that General Motors was developing a new Cadillac Escalade-V model in July of 2019. At this point, we know that the Escalade-V will cradle the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, which is the same powerplant found in models like the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V, the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, Chevy Camaro ZL1, and C7 Corvette Z06. Output varies among these vehicles, but the highest is in the CT5-V Blackwing, which is rated at 668 horsepower. GM Authority sources indicate that the Cadillac Escalade-V will have at least 640 horsepower.
A 10-speed automatic will be onboard to harness it all, while upgraded brakes and Magnetic Ride Control suspension with special tuning will keep it all shiny side up. Also expect unique exterior and interior styling to set it apart from the rest of the lineup.
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