This is no regular old Escalade. Rather, it’s a heavily modified ESV edition thoroughly customized by Becker Automotive Design owned by the six-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady.
Tom Brady is making some big moves this year. He is leaving the New England Patriots after 20 years with the team to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The most obvious change in the 2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV is that it’s bigger. Becker stretched the car by 20 inches and, because of this, extended the rear doors by 10 inches.
Those changes help maintain a proportional appearance for the vehicle despite its blown-up proportions. The roof was also raised by five inches and enforced with steel support ribbing so that it exceeds US Federal Safety Standards and Crush Resistance Laws while providing optimal rear passenger headroom.
So, why is it so special? It’s obviously longer, by 20 inches to be more precise, and there’s also a higher roof by approximately 5 inches. The rear passenger area has five seats with two of them being six-way electric reclining seats with electric leg rests. There are two massive screens onboard – a 32-inch HD LCD screen and a rear 12-inch screen, connected to a custom audio-video system.
Produced from 2015 to 2020, the fourth-generation Escalade was powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 engine, and the 2020 model could tow up to 8300 pounds. Like the new, fully redesigned 2021 Escalade and Escalade ESV, rear-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional.