The minds at Hennessey are always working on something new, and the latest is a major upgrade for the Cadillac Escalade. By the way, the H650 tuning is available for the luxury SUV and every other SUV with L87 drive from General Motors. The kit increases the engine’s power output and improves the real-world performance of the vehicle.
The matched Cadillac makes a brutal 650 horsepower (484 kilowatts) and 659 pound-feet (893 Newton-meters) of torque. the Escalade V delivers 682 hp (508 kW) and 653 lb-ft (885 Nm) of torque from its 2.7-liter supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine. The standard Cadillac engine only produces 420 hp (313 KW) and 460 lb-ft (623 Nm) of torque, which is a performance increase of 55 percent. On the dynamometer, the tuned Escalade delivers 520 hp (387 kW) and 536 lb-ft (726 Nm) of torque to the wheels
The increased power can propel the Cadillac to 60 mph (96 kilometers per hour) in 5.3 seconds, which is better than the 6.1 seconds needed for the standard Escalade. The tuned SUV also manages the quarter mile in 13.5 seconds, a full second faster than the production model.
hennessey squeezes an additional 230 hp (171 kW) out of the 6.2-liter L87 V8 by adding a 2.9-liter supercharger, an intercooler and a stainless steel cat-back exhaust system. The company also upgraded the engine management software and added crankcase ventilation, while keeping the suspension, drivetrain and all-wheel drive modes unchanged.
“Our team is very excited about this supercharger development for GM’s 6.2-liter V8,” said company founder and CEO John Hennessey, adding that it offers GM SUV owners the opportunity to increase their vehicle’s performance increase.
Hennessey’s engine upgrade is available for every L87-powered General Motors vehicle, including the Chevy Suburban, Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and others coming in 2021. The upgrade costs $27,950, not including the cost of the SUV. It’s available with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty from the aftermarket specialist, and each example comes with a serial-numbered engine plaque. Each vehicle undergoes a final performance evaluation where it is tested on the track and on the dyno before Hennessey delivers it to the customer.
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