Performance fans looking for a luxury SUV with even more output than the hot-to-trot Cadillac Escalade-V can get their fix with the new 2023 SXR Series Cadillac Escalade from Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE).
Let’s jump straight under the hood. Making this thing move is the 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, which SVE tops with a new supercharger to add a serious dose of forced induction to the equation. The engine also gains a forged 1538MV twisted steel crankshaft featuring induction hardened journals and intermediate pin drills, as well as forged steel rods, forged aluminum pistons, upgraded heads, and an upgraded fuel system with new injectors. A stainless steel cat-back exhaust system with dual tips evacuates spent gasses.
Properly applied, all those engine upgrades amount to a heady 800 horsepower and 720 pound-feet of torque, besting the 682-horsepower, 653-pound-feet Cadillac Escalade-V by a considerably margin.
The build also throws in dealer-supplied six-piston brakes clamping down on a set of vented rotors, while the suspension system gains a larger-diameter 1.25-inch heavy-duty rear sway bar. A full sport suspension upgrade and adjustable lowering kit is also offered.
Further options include new 6-spoke 22-inch wheels and a wealth of exterior styling upgrades. Meanwhile, the cabin space features new badging, new door sills, new floormats, and new headrests.
Customers can apply SVE’s 2023 SXR Series Cadillac Escalade package to any 2023 Cadillac Escalade or Escalade ESV, including Luxury, Premium Luxury, Premium Luxury Platinum, Sport, and Sport Platinum trim levels. Starter SUVs must be equipped with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 engine and GM 10-speed automatic transmission. Both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are accommodated.
Interested customers are encouraged to contact SVE for more information. Package pricing starts at $69,995, which does not include the original price of the vehicle that is upgraded. Build time is estimated at six to eight weeks. Note that this build is not emission legal in California.