With 500 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque on tap, the Cadillac Lyriq AWD already offers high levels of performance, highlighted by a 4.6 second sprint to 60 mph. But GM is cooking up a Lyriq for those who want even more from their all-electric luxury crossover. GM Authority has been closely following the imminent debut of the high-performance Cadillac Lyriq-V, and have some new and exclusive details to share with you today.
As a whole, the Lyriq-V will be based around the 2024 Lyriq Sport model, with dark-themed accents throughout the exterior for a sporty and sinister appearance.
Beyond that, however, the Lyriq-V will feature several styling revisions to help distinguish it from less Lyriq models, including a unique front fascia with a unique upper LED “grille.” The lower grille, meanwhile, will also be unique, with a pattern similar to those used on Cadillac’s current V-Series models.
At the sides, a unique body kit will give the model a more sporty appearance, while helping the high-performance EV slice through the air more easily. Out back, a unique lower rear fascia will give the Cadillac Lyriq-V a more aggressive appearance. Rounding out the body accents will be a set of unique wheels, along with V-Series badges throughout.
Those who have seen it have described the Lyriq V to GM Authority as “sleek” and “very sporty.”
The interior will be largely the same as that of “regular” Lyriq models. However, we expect the Lyriq-V to receive at least one unique interior colorway, along with some V-Series badging to provide a subtle reminder of the performance that lies beneath.
In regard to drivetrain, the Lyriq-V will feature a high-performance AWD setup, and will offer higher levels of output than the current Lyriq AWD, rated at 500 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque.
We’ve heard rumors concerning the release of a new high-performance Cadillac Lyriq-V model for a few years now. Back in 2021, GM Authority reported that Cadillac chief, Rory Harvey, made comments that seemed to suggest that GM was developing a high performance variant of the luxury EV crossover.
In fact, during a media presentation, Harvey remarked that any questions regarding a Lyriq V-Series required “some other information to talk about,” adding that “if you look to Cadillac in the past, having sporty variants has been part of our heritage and we understand there is a need and a desire and that is something that we’re looking at and evaluating looking forward.”
Additionally, it’s worth noting that Cadillac is currently celebrating 20 years of the V-Series sub-brand, likely signaling that more V-Series products are on the way.