Tuned Cadillac Escalade-V Comes From Orange County With Love and Sporty Looks

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Photo: Instagram | lartedesign
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Cadillac's latest generation Escalade has proved its worth numerous times, including against other similarly fast rides in a good-old straight-line test starring the V model. For the most part, it's not a favorite of tuning houses.
However, that does not mean aftermarket upgrades for it are not available. Quite the opposite, in fact, as owners looking to make theirs stand out more are a few mouse clicks away from discovering multiple offerings. Larte Design has its name written on the list, and its latest bundle targets the Cadillac Escalade-V.

Described as "brutal" in the social media post shared online recently, the body kit is entirely made of carbon fiber and comprises stuff such as the new hood, deflector, grille trim, and wheel arch extensions. The side mirror caps, door moldings, rear bumper overlay, spoilers, diffuser with extra brake lights, and a few other bits and bobs complete the offering.

The pictured Cadillac Escalade-V, which rocks these upgrades, has a bi-tone look with gray being the dominating hue and rides on a set of multi-spoke alloys, 24 inches in diameter, which can also be found in Larte Design's portfolio. Normally, we wouldn't support a similar makeover on this model, but in this case, we're going to make an exception, as we are fans of the styling.

Are you curious about how much everything costs? So are we, so we opened Larte's official website looking to find out the magic number(s). However, to our disappointment, the tuner chose to keep these details close to its chest, as they were unavailable at the time of writing. Nevertheless, an Escalade-V (or ESV, as the body kit also fits this model) owner can find out how much they will have to cough out by reaching out to Larte. And if you plan on doing that, tell us all about it in the comments area below.

Meanwhile, we will remind you that Cadillac's Escalade-V uses the same engine as the CT5-V Blackwing. It is a hand-built supercharged 6.2L V8 that steams out 682 horsepower (692 ps/503 kW) and produces 653 pound-foot (886 Nm) of torque. For such a big toy, it sure is fast, taking only 4.4 seconds to deal with the 0 to 60 miles an hour (0 to 97 kph) acceleration. The high-performance brakes from Brembo provide stopping power, and it also has an electronic limited-slip differential, adaptive air suspension, etc.

There is one sum that we can certainly mention in this story, and that is the starting price of the 2024 Cadillac Escalade-V. The answer lies on the GM premium car brand's official U.S. website, which reveals that you will have to pony out at least $152,295 for it, and that's before dealer fees and destination.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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