The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V joins the utility and luxury of the Escalade with a very powerful supercharged engine. Cadillac Society recently spotted a production-ready model sporting a Crystal White Tricoat paint job, and we’re bringing you the live photo gallery right here.
This particular Escalade-V is an ESV, meaning its the long-wheelbase model that is approximately 12 inches longer than that of the regular-length Escalade. The white body color contrasts nicely with the dark exterior accents that adorn the Sport and V-Series models.
Up front, the fascia is wears a polygonal grille that matches the outline of the Cadillac crest, featuring gloss black mesh and black trim to match. Also note the lower front lower fascia, which is unique to the Escalade-V compared to non-V Escalade models.
The Crystal White Tricoat paint emphasizes the black trim seen on the side of the Escalade-V, which includes blacked-out window surrounds and lower door trim. Like all Escalade-V models, this one is riding on a set of 22-inch split-spoke wheels. Of the three wheel choices offered on the Escalade-V, this one rides on the Forged Multi-Spoke alloy wheels finished in Satin Graphite with Laser Etching.
A set of red Brembo brake calipers are visible through the wheels’ spokes, complementing the V-Series “racing Mondrian” insignia on the door.
Moving around to the rear of this 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, note the trapezoidal quad-exhaust outlets, which are reminiscent of the exhaust treatment found on the V-Series and V-Series Blackwing sedans. The gloss black trim along the bottom of the rear bumper is broken up by a body-color section with an integrated pattern reminiscent of a rear diffuser.
Under the hood, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is motivated by the luxury marque’s supercharged 6.2L V8 engine (production code LT4). That eight-cylinder powerhouse is capable of a whopping 682 horsepower and 653 pound-feet of torque, making the Escalade-V the most powerful Cadillac ever made. That engine bolts to the 10-speed automatic transmission, throwing power to all four wheels for optimal traction.
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Dr Kit Barker
I am still driving my 2008 Escalade ESV and love it. I wanted to buy a new one in 2023 but, I am NOT impressed with what you have just shown me. Where is the CHROME?
Both happily and sadly it’s not 2008 anymore. Chrome is going the way of the dinosaur. Chrome was ok 14 or more years ago….times are changing and maybe…just maybe, so should you. With this particular vehicle one might rightfully apply this saying: “There’s no replacement for displacement…cause CHROME don’t get you home”.
Sorry if any of this was harsh to you.