2024 Cadillac Escalade-V spy shots and video: High-performance heavyweight in the works

The latest Cadillac Escalade has been on sale for more than a year, winning over buyers with its unmatched presence, sharp styling, and an interior that’s taken great leaps forward over the previous generation when it comes to refinement but more so technology.

Unfortunately the big SUV is limited when it comes to powertrains. Buyers have just two options to choose from: a carryover 420-hp 6.2-liter V-8 or a 277-hp 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-6. Both powertrains offer adequate performance, though neither is what you’d call exciting.

Cadillac may be about to alleviate the issue as new prototypes spotted in the wild suggest that an oft-rumored Escalade-V is coming. There are prototypes for both the Escalade’s regular body and stretched ESV option, and curiously they were spotted testing alongside a fleet of Chevrolet Corvette prototypes, including a tester for the 2023 Corvette Z06.