Early this year, GM pulled the sheets on the new 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, introducing a fresh high-performance variant of the popular luxury SUV with a supercharged V8 heartbeat and several other go-fast goodies. Now, we’re getting our first look at the new Escalade-V in Crystal White Tricoat thanks to the following GM Authority photo gallery.
Outside, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V stands apart from the rest of the Escalade lineup thanks to a more aggressive body treatment, starting with a new front fascia highlighted by a broad, crest-shaped grille with a glossy black mesh insert, black trim, and reshaped lower bumper section with further black mesh grille bits and splitter-styled detailing.
Moving into the profile view, we can clearly see how the white paint plays contrast to the black trim and styling elements, including the sideview window surrounds and lower styling lines running underneath the doors. Also notable are the Escalade-V wheels, which have a unique split-spoke design, dark finish, and 22-inch diameter. Wrapping the rollers are Bridgestone Aleza A/S tires, sized at 275/50R22. Under the wheels are plus-sized Brembo brakes with a red finish. Don’t forget the V-Series badging located on the doors.
Finally, around the rear of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, we spot a unique quad exhaust treatment, with four squared-off pipes housed in a diffuser-esque rear bumper. The center of the rear bumper is body-colored, while the outer sections continue the black theme.
As for what’s lurking underneath the body panels, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V is motivated by the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, rated at 682 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 653 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm, enough to send the full-size SUV from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Output is routed through the GM 10-speed automatic transmission, which feeds a full-time all-wheel drive system. Providing the bones is the GM T1 platform, while production takes place at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.