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This Is The Cadillac Escalade V


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General Motors wants you to know that even though the future is electric, the present is still very much gas powered… and loud.

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Cadillac revealed the first images of its new Escalade V ahead of its official launch this spring. Right now there isn’t too much information to go on – but there are still some things we can expect from The General’s SUV monster.

It’ll certainly be V8 powered – as teased in a video released Thursday. Odds are it will have a similar supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that can be found in the new CT5-V Blackwing. In that car, the engine produces a healthy 668 horsepower and 649 pound-feet of torque. That should be enough to get the Escalade V up to speed rather quickly. You can also probably expect a 10-speed automatic and all-wheel drive to be included.


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This is, again, all speculation since GM won’t be releasing full specs of the Escalade V until the spring.

It may come as a surprise, but the V doesn’t look drastically different from the standard Escalade. The truck dons a mesh grille up front and a large diffuser and quad exhaust tips out back.


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The V is entering an already-crowded field of super-fast full size trucks. It begs the question, what took them so long to make this?

While nothing is truly confirmed we can make a few assumptions as to what the Escalade V will be. It will be big. It will be loud. It will be expensive to buy and run. And, Cadillac will sell every single one they make.

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