For the people who desire a bit more Escalade, Hennessey Performance is here to quell your thirst for power with the HPE550. The Texas tuning firm has temporarily shifted its focus from the 270mph Venom and 700hp C7 ‘Vette to Cadillac’s 2015 heavyweight.
Hennessey extracted 557hp and 542 lb.-ft. of torque out of the Caddy’s burly 6.2L V8 via a supercharger, new intercooler, and engine management system. And with performance comes retouched looks. The boosted Escalade sits on 20-inch lightweight H10 monoblock wheels, features custom badging, and Hennessey floor mats.
Even if you don’t own or wish to own a new Cadillac Escalade, Hennessey can install this performance mod on a slew of other new GM vehicles, including the 2015 GMC Yukon Denail, ’14-’15 GMC Sierra, and ’14-’15 Chevy Silverado.