First 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V raises $525,000 for charity

The very first Cadillac Escalade-V from 2023 will give more students the opportunity to venture into the field of automotive design. Cadillac’s new performance beast that makes 682 horsepower and 653 lb.-ft. couple sold for more than half a million dollars at the famous Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V VIN #001

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V First Production VIN 001 (Lot #3000) has raised $525,000 to benefit the Pensole Lewis College of Business and Design. Barrett-Jackson VIP Dan Snyder, of Dan Snyder Motorsports, placed the winning bid of $500,000 and fellow VIP Michelle Mauzy donated another $25,000 to the charity.

The Escalade-V was introduced by Mike Simons, chief engineer of the Cadillac Escalade. After some spirited bidding, the auctioneers brought down the hammer on the winning bid of $500,000, with 100 percent of the hammer price going to the Center for Creative Studies for the launch of the Detroit chapter of the Pensole Lewis College of Business. and Design. The new division of the Center for Creative Studies will be an HBCU (Historically Black College of University) focusing on career development in the design industry. An old friend of Barrett-Jackson Michelle Mauzy donated another $25,000, bringing the total to $525,000.

The school’s founder has added a unique auction incentive

During the auction, Dr. D’Wayne Edwards, the school’s founder and a leading designer in the athletic footwear industry, says he will work with the winning bidder to create a pair of custom sneakers that will be manufactured as a one-off. a run. dr. Edwards has spent over thirty years in the footwear industry designing for LA Gear, Nike and Jordan. dr. Edwards is credited with paving the way for young black design talent to have a career in the sneaker industry. He hopes to have a similar effect on car design. General Motors also donated a unique Ron Fellows Spring Mountain experience along with a beautiful display of the vehicle.

The V-series represents the high-performance wing of GM’s Cadillac Division, and now the Escalade SUV is getting its own V-edition. The Escalade-V is powered by a hand-built 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that produces 682 horsepower and 653 lbs.-ft. of couple. The SUV accelerates from 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds. The customizable V mode allows drivers to personalize settings such as steering response, braking response and even engine sound.

The interior of the Escalade-V features a curved instrument panel with a total diagonal of 38 inches. The 36-speaker audio system includes internal microphones to amplify voices for clear communication between the front and rear of the cab. It will have full-time four-wheel drive and exclusive suspension hardware. It will have a ten-speed transmission paired with its hand-built 6.2-liter supercharged V-8.

Other Unique 2023 Cadillac Escalade V Features:

  • Unique V-series front and rear axle
  • Exclusive six-piston Brembo┬« front brakes
  • Edge Red calipers
  • Unique 22-inch alloy wheels
  • Selectable V-mode with driver-adjustable ride performance, lowered suspension and active exhaust valves that keep the throaty V-8 growl in check
  • V-Series badges on driver and passenger doors, tailgate and throughout interior, including steering wheel
  • Platinum trim interior in Zebra Wood decor with semi-aniline leather on all three rows, and heated/ventilated and massaging front seats

Barrett-Jackson waives his charitable auction fees so that 100 percent of the sale price will go to the Center for Creative Studies for the launch of the Detroit chapter of the Pensole Lewis College of Design, an HBCU (Historically Black College of University) that focuses on career education and professional development in the design industry.

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