Additional information has emerged regarding the output offered by the upcoming 2024 Cadillac Lyriq-V, with ongoing GM Authority research uncovering new details about the hard-charging Lyriq variant.
Following the publication of our article stating that the Lyriq-V wouldn’t be more powerful than the Lyriq AWD, Cadillac Senior Manager Joseph Singer reached out to GM Authority, stating, “for over 20 years, V-Series has represented Cadillac’s commitment to performance. No V-Series model’s horsepower has ever been equal to that of the base variant. If an electric V is in our future, I can assure you it will deliver the same promise to our customers.”
Unlike our previous report, we have now confirmed the Cadillac Lyriq-V will indeed be more powerful than the “regular” Cadillac Lyriq AWD. The Lyriq-V will be a high-performance model of the Lyriq, offering greater power in addition to upgraded suspension and brakes.
The Tech, Luxury, and Sport trims of the Cadillac Lyriq are equipped as standard with RWD as standard, with the AWD two-motor powertrain (RPO code X0E) as an optional upgrade. The Cadillac Lyriq-V will be equipped with the same X0E two-motor powertrain as standard.
Turning to the question of power, the standard Cadillac Lyriq RWD powertrain (RPO code X0D) produces 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. The AWD two-motor powertrain develops 500 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque when equipped on the standard Cadillac Lyriq, providing a 4.6-second 0-to-60 mph time for the EV crossover.
However, while the X0E AWD two-motor powertrain also motivates the Cadillac Lyriq-V, the variant will receive a high-performance calibration of that setup. The Lyriq-V will therefore boast higher output numbers than the standard Cadillac Lyriq AWD.
While no official estimates of the power output from the enhanced X0E powertrain intended for Cadillac Lyriq-V are yet available, GM Authority has learned that the same X0E powertrain will also equip the Chevy Blazer EV SS trim, and in that application, GM has confirmed the SS will crank out 557 horsepower and 648 pound-feet of torque.
The Cadillac Lyriq-V will also feature unique styling details, including a sleek, sporty body kit, unique front and lower rear fascias, and other details giving it a distinctive, aggressive appearance. GM Authority spy photographers captured spy shots of the Lyriq-V prototype during road tests, confirming the model’s planned aesthetics.
We expect the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq-V to officially debut in the coming months. The Lyriq-V was briefly listed on the official Cadillac accessories website in a trim option pull-down menu, providing support for the idea of a near-future release.
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.
Under the body panels, the Cadillac Lyriq-V rides on the GM BEV3 platform and is powered by GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors. While the Lyriq AWD’s driving range is estimated at 307 miles per charge, the Lyriq-V might offer slightly less range because of its different wheel and tire configuration.