This is the first time Caddy has stuck its high-performance “V” designation on an Escalade. Better yet, it’s the most powerful Cadillac ever. The Escalade-V’s heart is derived from the LT4 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 that powers the phenomenal CT5-V Blackwing, as well as the current Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and last-generation Corvette Z06. To deal with the Escalade’s need for additional cooling (thanks to its hefty curb weight) and to raise the horsepower figure closer to the moon, Cadillac stuck a massive, 2.65-liter supercharger on the Escalade-V. Total power is an astounding 682 hp and 653 pound-feet torque. That means 0–60 disappears in “under 4.4 seconds,” according to the automaker.