Based on the squared-off tailpipes, we think it is.
Based on the sound the Escalade makes, we’re pretty sure it is.
The latest generation of the Cadillac Escalade is the most sophisticated ever. In fact, it’s also the most distinct as it sports its own interior design, separating it from its GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe siblings. And according to this video, the Escalade is about to get another feature that will further set it apart.
Rumours that GM and Cadillac have been working on a “V” version of the flagship Escalade seem to be true. The final seconds of the video show the Escalade taking off under full throttle. The amount of squat exhibited by the SUV’s rear tells us that there’s plenty of power being produced under the large hood.
As far as what lies beneath the bonnet, the options are limited. More than likely, it’ll be the same supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine currently doing duty in the CT5-V Blackwing. In the cool sedan, the V8 makes a staggering 668 horsepower and 659 lb.-ft of torque. Caddy might lower the figures slightly for the application although if they don’t, the Escalade-V will be the most powerful production full-size luxury SUV in the world.
Competition in this segment is down to the sub-$200k BMW Alpina XB7 (612 horsepower), the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 (with 603 horsepower if you can find one), then there’s the new Range Rover, and for more money, the Bentley Bentayga Speed (626 horsepower).