The Cadillac Escalade is well-established for offering impressive luxury and head-turning road presence, but now, General Motors is injecting the nameplate with a double-dose of adrenaline with the upcoming 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, which, according to one GM exec, is simply “stunning” to drive.
During a recent media presentation, Global Vice President of Cadillac Rory Harvey said he has had the opportunity to drive the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V “through various phases of its development,” an experience that he classifies as “absolutely stunning.”
“This is one of those that you can’t help but have a smile on your face when driving it,” Harvey said.
Not terribly surprising, given what we know so far. First reported by GM Authority and breaking cover last January, GM has yet to provide the full official details on the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, electing to wait until May 11th for all that. Nevertheless, GM Authority has collected a good bit of intel thus far, and the picture it paints is exciting, to say the least.
Let’s start with the most important bit, namely the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine found under the hood. Also equipped by the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V, Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, Chevy Camaro ZL1, and C7-generation Corvette Z06, the LT4 always brings the noise, and that should continue with the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, where the engine is expected to produce at least 640 horsepower, as well as a beastly exhaust note.
Also of note is the revised, more-aggressive exterior, which throws in a sportier front bumper, as well as a unique set of wheels with a multi-spoke design and dark finish. In back, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V rocks quad exhaust tips housed in a diffuser-styled rear bumper treatment. Further upgrades will be found in the cabin with a new steering wheel, among other performance-flavored components.