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The Supercharged Escalade Is Coming

2023 2024 Cadillac Escalade-V Blackwing Supercharged LT4 V8 Video SUV
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On the same day that GM is pushing out its first examples of the all-electric Lyriq SUV from the Spring Hill Assembly plant in Tennessee, we’re treated with a wonderful paradox. Because just moments ago, the high-octane, supercharged LT4-powered 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V has officially been teased, with more promised tomorrow, January 21. Let’s have a look and listen below:

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V: Details

As MC&T first and exclusively reported two years ago, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V will be the most powerful three-row luxury SUV on the market, with a powertrain that will be shared with the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, as well as the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The Escalade-V will be the first GM SUV with a supercharged V8, and will be the only SUV on the current T1 platform that will get a high performance version. Sorry Chevy and GMC, no LT4 for you.

The front fascia of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V appear to be more aggressive than the standard Escalade, with larger lower air-intakes and a deeper chin spoiler. Around back we also see some quad exhaust tips, which are not present on any current Cadillac Escalade model. These tips are not new to the brand however, as they look similar to the units found on both the CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing models. Above the new exhaust tips also sits a redesigned rear bumper.

The tires seem to be similar to if not exactly the same size as the standard Cadillac Escalade. The spy photos make it unclear as to what brand and type they are exactly. There’s also little to suggest that this supercharged Escalade will be wider than the base model, but it’s evident that it will come in long wheelbase form, which will allow for three comfortable rows of seats, and abundant cargo space.

Pricing of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V is TBA, but it’s likely to be well into the $100,000+ range. Give us your best guess on what you think it will be in the comments below.

2023 2024 Cadillac Escalade-V General Motors LT4 Supercharged SUV

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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