2023 Cadillac Escalade V Sports – Cadillac released yesterday a sound clip featuring the Escalade V’s powerful V-8 engine. Now, Cadillac has unveiled the first images of its high-performance SUV. Cadillac has yet to release any technical information about the 2023 Escalade V. However, the design of the burly beast can still be seen.
2023 Cadillac Escalade V Sports Redesign
Front bumper redesigned for the Escalade V. Instead of a narrow, long trim piece that runs across the bottom connecting the LED running lights, there is now a shorter, more compact piece. A chunky, lower grille protrudes out. The LEDs flank it with vent-like trims and are carved into the bodywork with strong character lines. The front splitter has been replaced, along with multi-spoke grey wheels. A faux diffuser and quad-tip exhaust make up the rear changes. The SUV’s entire trim has been made black. Both the front and rear doors have visible “V” badges. One interior shot shows one at the base.
Cadillac released a short video allowing you to hear the supercharged 6.2 liter LT4V-8 underneath the hood. It powers the CT5V Blackwing sedan, generating 668 horsepower and 659 lb-ft. The Escalade V will still be tuned for this application. However, it should still have a healthy horsepower edge over the smaller, 420-hp V-8 Escalades. The Escalade V will have a redline of 6200 rpm. This is 300 rpm lower than the CT5V Blackwing.
2023 Cadillac Escalade V Sports Models
Both the Escalade V models shown in these photos are standard-wheelbase models. During testing, however, spy photographers managed to capture a long-wheelbase Escalade ESV model. Cadillac had previously said that the CT4V Blackwings and CT5V Blackwings would become Cadillac’s last gas-powered V car. Cadillac may not feel the need to produce V models of the XT4, XT5, and XT6 V series cars, but Escalade V could be the last gas-powered V series vehicle. The more technical information will be available soon, but for now, the growling V-8 is all we have.