Making its big debut earlier this year, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V is laden with superlatives – not only is it the quickest and most powerful production model to ever wear the Cadillac Escalade nameplate, it’s also the most expensive production Cadillac ever made. Now, this particular example is up for grabs in a new online auction.
Recently posted to cars and bids, this 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V has a long list of goodies that’s sure to entice go-fast SUV enthusiasts. The exterior looks good thanks to V-specific upgrades like a new front bumper, unique wheels, and a diffuser-esque rear bumper with quad exhaust tips. The body panels are draped in Black Raven exterior paint, giving this performance SUV a commanding road presence.
Of course, the real party piece can be found under the hood, where the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V is motived by 682 horsepower and 653 pound-feet of torque, as provided by the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine. All that go is sent to the four-wheel drive system by way of the GM 10-speed automatic transmission, the combo of which can send the SUV from a standstill to 60 mph in about 4.4 seconds. Keep your foot in it, and the quarter mile is completed in 12.74 seconds at 110 mph.
Moving inside, standout features include Night Vision, an AKG Studio sound system, and a 38-inch OLED display, as well as sporty details like a new Escalade-V steering wheel. The upholstery is finished in exterior-matching Jet Black.
Located in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, this 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V has just 310 miles on the clock. As of this writing, the highest bid of six placed rests at $147,500. Of course, with six days left in the auction, that number is sure to rise. To note, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V has an MSRP of $149,990.
It also bears mentioning that this vehicle is definitely under the six-month requirement for the transfer of warranties. As GM Authority covered previously, General Motors requires that Cadillac Escalade-V customers retain ownership of their new vehicle for at least six months before selling it, otherwise GM will not honor the transfer of certain warranties. In addition, GM may prevent sellers from placing future sold orders or reservations for other high-demand vehicles. These actions are intended to prevent new owners from quickly reselling vehicles like the Cadillac Escalade-V for profit, a practice known as “flipping.”
However, according to the auction listing, this particular 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V was purchased new just last month. Nevertheless, it looks like the seller isn’t concerned about any repercussions from GM, and indeed, we wouldn’t be surprised to see this thing go for a pretty high final price, even without the transfer of certain warranties.