When it redesigned a Escalade in 2015, Cadillac gave it every luxury feature it ...
When it redesigned a Escalade in 2015, Cadillac gave it every luxury feature it could think of. The interior is the sea of wood and leather, while the exterior packs plenty of chrome.
And with GM’s magnetic suspension, the Escalade rides far better than such the large SUV should. It’s not slow, either. Under the hood is a 420-hp V8 that’ll launch you to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds.
But if that is not quick enough, Hennessey Performance says it can now double the Escalade’s power for you. And called the HPE800, Hennessey claims its newest package is actually good for 842 hp, as well as 855 lb.-ft. of torque. Even with nearly 6000 lbs. to move, that is still the insane amount of power. Unsurprisingly, the HPE800 is quick. Really quick. well, 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and the quarter mile in 12.3 quick.
For comparison, those figures are only the tick off the Corvette Grand Sport’s pace. Obviously, it takes quite a bit of work to safely double the car’s horsepower. As a result, a HPE800 is pricey. The basic package costs $55,000, if you want to upgrade your wheels, tires, and brakes, that will be another $25,000.
Oh, and that doesn’t include the cost of the Escalade itself, which is at least another $72,970. And if you want to race Corvettes in your large luxury SUV, it may be worth spending more than $125,000 on your Escalade.
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