The Cadillac Escalade-V has it all, marrying the size and functionality of a full-size SUV, the luxury of a Cadillac and ludicrous power of a supercharged V8 engine. As it stands right now, though, the high-performance luxury SUV is only offered in a traditional four-door configuration, but one artist couldn’t help but wonder what it might look like with two fewer doors.
Aside from the obvious elimination of two of its doors, the hypothetical two-door Cadillac Escalade-V features a lower suspension with exaggerated fender flares to accommodate very large wheels, along with a modified front fascia and race car-inspired rear valance out back.
The rendering also features an obvious hood scoop, something that isn’t present on the production version of the Escalade-V. The rendering’s shortened stance gives it the impression that it’s ready to take on the track and tackle corners with ease.
The artist doesn’t mention any performance upgrades under the hood of the make-believe two-door Escalade-V, not that it would need much help to be fast. The five-door Escalade-V currently in production harnesses the supercharged 6.2L V8 engine (production code LT4) tuned to deliver a whopping 682 horsepower and 653 pound-feet of torque, giving the full-size luxury SUV the ability to sprint from zero to 60 mph in approximately 4.4 seconds. With a shorter wheelbase, one fewer row, and less weight, this hypothetical two-door model will likely be even faster than that.
The real-life Cadillac Escalade-V is underpinned by the luxury marque’s T1 platform. Production takes place at the Arlington Assembly plant in Texas.
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