This Supercharged Cadillac Escalade Makes A Camaro ZL1 Look Slow

An 800bhp Escalade makes a Camaro ZL1 1LE look seriously sluggish away from the line in this really not shocking but still fun drag race
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It’s time to revisit the age-old, largely pointless but always fun question of ‘can a tuned version of a slow car beat a standard version of a fast car?’

The answer, as we’ve seen many times, is yes. Of course it can. If you put a Dodge Demon engine in the middle of an all-wheel drive Ford Fiesta on racing slicks (now that would be a project), it will out-drag most things.

It may not surprise you, then, to discover that a Hennessey-supercharged Cadillac Escalade, with its extra traction and 800bhp to call upon, can make a standard Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE look a bit silly.

The difference is pretty huge, but to steal a wonderfully mixed metaphor from the classic action parody movie Hot Shots: Part Deux, if the two cars hit a course with corners, the upper hand would be on the other foot.



“Hurry up kids! We have to get to your soccer game quickly!”

03/01/2018 - 10:04 |
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Noah Thorley Images

Now where have I seen this before?

03/01/2018 - 10:05 |
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R35 tuned car on the right with somewhere around 1200 to 1400bhp coming out of it and a German car producing a frankly weak 900bhp on the right…

03/01/2018 - 10:10 |
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Now just to do put my plans for a Tesla motor w/1JZ in boot Prius project into reality…

03/01/2018 - 10:13 |
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Ohh yisss 60FPS goodness !! That tyre smoke tho :0

03/01/2018 - 10:25 |
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Wheel Nuts

The Cadillac needs better dampers though - look at it bounce as it launches at 1:04! It’s like a bouncy castle!

03/01/2018 - 10:27 |
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Alex Webster

That Escalade-d quickly.

03/01/2018 - 10:34 |
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Imagine if the FBI gets this done to their trucks…

03/01/2018 - 11:52 |
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Duggan (koalafan) (koalafan7) (Esprit Team) (Z32 Group) (Lot

In reply to by Pagz777

“Nice try FBI”
“Not today CIA”
“Good tricks MI6”
“Nice attempt at obscurity departmental homeland security”
Wait what they’re catching up

03/01/2018 - 13:07 |
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Rahul 1

When you don’t want to be late to that extravagant dinner date…

03/01/2018 - 12:16 |
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Dante Verna

I thought this only happened in Forza Horizon 3, interesting.

03/01/2018 - 12:48 |
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One of the few orders Hennessey did fulfill… was for an Escalade :(

03/01/2018 - 13:42 |
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