Which one would you rather have?
The world of tricked-out Escalades is a big one, and this is yet another entrant. This time, Creative Bespoke is selling its take on the Cadillac Escalade. It's not cheap, at $155,800, but some real work has been done to make this Escalade much more unique.
The "Bespoke Edition" Caddy gets a custom body kit and, as per the requirements of Escalade law, massive wheels. These are courtesy of Forgiato and measure 26 inches in diameter, a hilarious four inches larger than the Caddy's stock 22s.
Obviously, the stance has to change in light of the new metal from Forgiato. Creative Bespoke fits new air suspension lowering links to further fill the arches. Changes at the front of the nearly-new Escalade include a revised front fascia. That means a new grille with integrated LEDs and a new front bumper extension, bringing the Caddy's face closer to the ground.
To keep the Escalade from looking like it's on stilts, Creative Bespoke includes new side sills in the body kit, which nicely matches the rear of the car. There, you'll find a rear bumper extension with a diffuser, though that may be a strong word.
The only thing more absurd than the phony rear diffuser is the equally useless rear wing, which is naturally accompanied by some rather loud chrome exhaust pipes. Those may be more fitting on something like the Escalade-V.
Inside, things look a little more OEM. However, this Escalade was loaded from the factory, meaning the new owner will be met with acres of leather and wood.
Creative Bespoke lists outputs for the car's big V8, matching stock numbers. You get the tried and tested 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. It's good enough to get the standard car to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.
All of these 'upgrades' equate to almost $6,000 more than the asking price of an Escalade-V. We know where our money would be spent, and it's not on this.