Can This 800 HP Escalade Outrun A Stock Camaro ZL1 1LE?

We’ve been here hundreds of times. Oh look, it’s a souped up SUV versus a genuine sports car, thinking it can keep up with the latter. Most of the times, it ends up in tears for the SUV, doesn’t it?

Well, let’s hold our horses a bit on this particular occasion. Sure, the Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE is a powerhouse, with 650 horses and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque , but its opponent here looks really scary on paper.

This Cadillac Escalade though is fitted with Hennessey’s HPE800 tune, which cranks things up to 805 horses and 827 lb-ft (1,121 Nm) of torque in supercharged fashion. That’s an extraordinary amount of muscle, even for a vehicle this heavy.

Now you’re probably thinking that we’re building up the Escalade HPE800 only to watch it fail spectacularly on the drag strip.

Well, if the two raced on a track with twisty bits in-between straights, the Caddy would get embarrassed. However, this was a straight line battle, so you might be surprised by how things turned out.

  • Moveon Libtards

    This Escalade can outrun MANY car models, including Mercedes, anything Toyota or Honda (maybe save the NSX), Land Rover, etc.

    That Cadillac is sick fast!!!


    No i won’t be surprised how things turn out because any car that was modified to go fast in a straight line will win out against cars that were deigned for track racing. It’s a no brainier. I’d take the Camaro despite issues with outward visibility. That Caddy is just an ugly gorilla and the HPE800 kit doesn’t make up for it.

  • Todd Colomy

    I really don’t like Escalades but would so rock that and put to shame so many “Fast and Furious” types.

  • john1168

    Is the ZL1 a manual? And what the heck did they do to the exhaust on the Caddy? Sounds very cool but interesting…

  • Tinky-Winky

    Oh that Caddy sounds so good.

    • Bash

      That’s exactly what I thought when I saw the clip.

  • For those who think this is new, HPE has been tuning previous gen Escalade with the same setup, And well I never get the point of gazilion hp Escalade or Suburban.

  • Infinite1
    • Jay


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