With a supercharged heartbeat and no shortage of power or torque, the Cadillac Escalade-V is one wild ride right out of the box. Nevertheless, Hennessey Performance Engineering in Sealy, Texas prides itself on “making fast cars faster,” and to that end, Hennessey has released the new H1000 package for the Escalade-V. As you may have guessed by the name, output is rated at four figures.
In stock form, the Cadillac Escalade-V doles out 682 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 653 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm thanks to the onboard supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, Routed through the standard GM 10-speed automatic transmission and full-time active all-wheel drive system, the Escalade-V can hit 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and charge down the quarter mile in 12.74 seconds at 110 mph.
It’s quite the setup, to be sure. However, Hennessey saw to it to up the ante with a long list of performance upgrades, including a new high-flow induction system, custom cam, ported cylinder heads, auxiliary fueling system, upgraded valve train, new lifters and pushrods, and a new heat exchanger. Paired with a high-flow catalytic converter and Hennessey’s engine management calibration, the H1000 upgrade for the Cadillac Escalade-V spits out 1,005 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 882 pound-feet of torque at 4,300, increases of 323 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque compared to the stock power and torque figures.
Hennessey bills the H1000 package as a “Bentayga, Range Rover Sport, Cullinan, X5 M, and GLE 63 fighter.” Critically, the company is also offering the package in conjunction with a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty. Final touches include a serial-numbered engine bay plaque and Hennessey H1000 exterior badging.
Putting all that power down in a sports car like the Chevy Camaro or performance sedan like the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing is one thing, but making that kind of output in a full-size Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV is a whole other thing. We’re excited to see what happens when the 1,005-horsepower Escalade goes to work at the drag strip.