Having made its debut in late 2022, the Cadillac Escalade-based 2023 Rezvani Vengeance SUV is scheduled to make its first public appearance at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Rezvani Vengeance will be presented during the 2023 Barrett-Jackson Car Auction taking place between Saturday, January 21st, and Sunday, January 29th, 2023. The auction’s venue is WestWorld in Scottsdale, a 386-acre facility encompassing 11 arenas and roughly 300,000 square feet of exhibition space. WestWorld typically hosts equestrian events such as horse shows but is also used for automotive events.
As a reminder, the Vengeance is a modified 2023 Cadillac Escalade that has been modified by Rezvani Motors in such a way that it makes the donor vehicle unrecognizable, at least from the outside.
The Vengeance receives a completely new body built to resemble something like a civilian version of a military MRAP armored vehicle. Its burly, aggressive body styling includes four lights embedded in the hood, new headlights, a redesigned grille, and a heavy-duty bumper with tow hooks. Stealth Gray Satin paint, though seven other exterior colors in a choice of satin or gloss finish, including a camo paint option for $7,500. The militarized ensemble rides on standard 22-inch wheels with 35-inch tires.
Standard interior features include heated and ventilated leather seats, and features various elements that reveal its Escalade bones, including the curved OLED digital dash, a 360-degree camera system, a Head-Up Display (HUD), a Rear Camera Mirror, Active Parking assist and GM Super Cruise.
Despite its unique appearance, the Rezvani Vengeance remains a Cadillac Escalade at its core. It is still built on the GM T1 platform, a body-on-frame architecture that was launched in 2019 for The General’s then-all-new full-size pickup trucks, the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado. The architecture then made its way to GM’s full-size SUVs, including the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, and the aforementioned Escalade and Escalade ESV.
The Vengeance is offered with the same powertrains as the Escalade. Standard is the 6.2L V8 EcoTec3 L87 rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Optional engines include the 3.0L I-6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine (277 horses, 460 pound-feet of torque) and supercharged 6.2L Small Block V8 LT4 engine from the Escalade-V (682 horsepower, 653 pound-feet of twist). No matter the engine, GM’s ten-speed automatic transmission handles shifting duty.
The base price of the Rezvani Vengeance is currently set at $285,000, with several optional packages available, including:
- A Military Package ($125,000) that adds bulletproof glass, armor panels, a thermal night vision system, electromagnetic pulse (EMP) protection, seven bulletproof vests and helmets, a pepper spray dispenser, electrified door handles, and other features.
- A Security Package ($62,000) which is a stripped-down version of the Military Package, including run-flat tires, reinforced suspension, pepper spray dispensers, magnetic dead bolts, and gas masks.
- A Heavy Duty Tow Package ($3,500) that increases towing capacity to 8,500 pounds.