2021 Cadillac Escalade will reportedly sport Camaro ZL1’s V-8

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The following-generation Cadillac Escalade is about to spawn an ultra-high-performance model of the SUV—and the Camaro ZL1’s engine will reportedly inspire it.

Information on the souped-up next-generation Escalade comes from Muscle Automobiles & Vans, which cited shut sources with info on this system. Per the information, this high-power Escalade was imagined to launch with this era of the Escalade and work started below former Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. The web site added the recent Escalade program survived GM’s inner restructuring, which additionally reportedly shelved the sixth-generation Camaro Z28.

2021 Cadillac Escalade spy pictures – Picture through S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

As a substitute, this system was pushed again to launch with the next-generation Escalade and the sources added it will likely be a “powerhouse.” For individuals who aren’t conscious, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1’s engine is a supercharged 6.2-liter V-Eight generally known as the LT4. Within the Camaro ZL1 (and the Chevrolet Corvette Z06), it makes 650 horsepower. Ought to this engine discover its method into the following Escalade, it will likely be a couple of 230 hp bump over the most-potent powerplant obtainable at this time, the 420-hp 6.2-liter V-Eight that lacks any turbos or supercharger.

2021 Cadillac Escalade spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Cadillac Escalade spy pictures – Picture through S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

GM is within the means of placing the ultimate touches on every of its next-generation full-size body-on-frame SUVs. The Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and GMC Yukon can even be redesigned together with the Cadillac Escalade. Apart from this “powerhouse” Escalade, we think about Cadillac will stuff its unique Blackwing twin-turbo V-Eight within the SUV, too. The engine is presently tuned for 2 outputs for the CT6 sedan: 500 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, or a spicier 550 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque.

The brand new Escalade ought to debut subsequent 12 months as a 2021 mannequin, however we think about the supercharged V-8-powered SUV will not present up till a tad later within the automobile’s lifecycle.