Cadillac Could Be Working On A Supercharged Escalade With 650 HP

Cadillac is in the midst of expanding their V-Series lineup and a new report is indicating there will be a high-performance version of the 2020 Escalade.

Citing multiple sources, Muscle Cars & Trucks says the next-generation luxury SUV will be offered with the supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 engine that resides in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Corvette Z06.

The model is reportedly being described as a “powerhouse” and that’s probably not much of a stretch as the engine is rated at 650 hp (485 kW / 659 PS) and 650 lb-ft (881 Nm) of torque. It remains unclear if the Escalade will keep that power rating but, if it does, it would mean the SUV would have 230 hp (172 kW / 233 PS) and 190 lb-ft (258 Nm) of torque more than the current model which uses a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8.

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Interestingly, the high-performance Escalade could be even more powerful than the CTS-V which had a surcharged 6.2-liter V8 with 640 hp (477 kW / 649 PS) and 630 lb-ft (854 Nm) of torque. As a result, it’s not entirely clear if the model will be badged as an Escalade V or an Escalade V Plus / Blackwing.

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The redesigned Cadillac Escalade is expected to be introduced either late this year or early next year. While some rumors had suggested it could be equipped with the brand’s new twin-turbo 4.2-liter V8 engine, dealers who were shown the model said the “powertrain is the same as the current generation.” Of course, that’s just the base model and it’s possible that other variants could be introduced later on.

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  • Mr. EP9

    Now this would be something that people would be interested in.

  • Felipe Politano

    Well, it can’t be called “Blackwing” if there’s no Blackwing under the hood… but following Caddy’s latest logic, we can fully expect an Escalade-V with a 10hp power bump and blacked out grille.

  • GreenPat

    More excited to hear about the Lincoln Navigator Grand Touring. Adding the same PHEV system the Aviator uses to the 3.5 would give it 550 hp but 700 lbft. The 200 lbft of instant EV torque would make it accelerate quicker and tow better. Plus 20-30 miles of EV range would cover most daily trips. We also know the 3.5 can be pushed much harder. Like the 650 hp in the GT. 650 hp 700 lbft is well within reach of the of a PHEV Grand Touring.

    • performante

      The Navigator is HIDEOUS.

      • TrevP

        You can have your opinion. I think the Navigator is gorgeous. But I also love the Escalade. You don’t have to be so one sided.

  • caddy45

    This would be amazing… just need to toss a PHEV option into the lineup as well. Finally some good news out of Cadillac!

  • Ben

    Why? Like, nobody is driving Escalades and saying “Yah know, I think I could get worse gas mileage.”

  • Bo Hanan

    But why?!
    Who needs a 7000lb Caddy on stilts with 650HP just waiting to crash and burn?
    That engine should have gone into an XT6 that was better than the thing we got below.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16bfd5da3f55bd2a3160414bb627e70817d1d1ff17687bde6d007c71d58693c9.jpg

    • Mr. EP9

      No one needs one but we’re getting it anyway. I mean, if we can get the Trackhawk then I don’t see a reason why we can’t get a 650hp Escalade from the factory.

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      The motor is made for rwd based vehicles and the XT6 is fwd based. It wouldn’t fit transversely.

  • Sharron Rowland

    It is conceivable to easily exit yr ordinary 9 to 5 job and then start getting paycheck monthly around 12000$ working from home. Let’s be real, no matter where you’re working from, you’re still doing only that: working. While doing a home based job you have Extremely flexible daily routine – you can take rests anytime, feel no rush to hang up on your loved ones while they contact you, and eat meal at any weird time you choose, Forget about crowds and traffic – No stuffing yourself into a rickety transportation tube, having people scuff your new shoes, or walking behind agonizingly slow individuals who apparently don’t understand what a straight line is, More time with loved ones -Take proper care of a sick significant other at your house, get ready for kids earlier in the daytime, get some extra snuggles in with your doggo, or simply get some quiet time to yourself! Take a look, what it’s about… SHOWPIECEEDUCATOR.AN-ERSTER-STELLE.DE

  • TrevP

    YES. All for this. I want one and I don’t even know what it looks like.

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