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First $149,990 Cadillac Escalade-V SUV to be sold at charity auction


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The Cadillac Escalade-V raises the bar for full-size SUV performance, and the first one will raise something else.

Cadillac is sending Escalade-V #001 across the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson event in Las Vegas on Fourth of July weekend with the proceeds of the sale benefiting the Pensole Lewis College of Business and Design in Detroit.

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The school was originally founded as the Lewis College of Business in 1928 and closed in 2013, but reopened as Michigan’s only Historically Black College or University last year.

The $149,990 Escalade-V going on sale this year is both the most expensive and most powerful Cadillac ever.

The Cadillac Escalade-V is the most powerful Cadillac ever.
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It uses a 682 hp version of the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that’s also featured in the CT5-V Blackwing sedan. With 653 lb-ft of torque it’s able to accelerate the three-ton truck to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.

The Escalade-V is powered by a 682 hp supercharged V8.

The Escalade-V is powered by a 682 hp supercharged V8.
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The Escalade-V is available in standard length and extended ESV models, both with a maximum towing capacity of 7,000 pounds.

The Escalade-V is offered in short and long wheelbase models.

The Escalade-V is offered in short and long wheelbase models.
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General Motors has partnered with Barrett-Jackson on several charity auctions in recent years that have resulted in eye-popping prices being paid.

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The first CT5-V Blackwing was sold in April for $250,000, more than double its list price, while the first GMC Hummer EV pickup received a high bid of $2.5 million last year. 



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