• Feb 5, 2008


click above to view high-res gallery of the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

If you've made it far enough in professional football to be named the most valuable player at the Super Bowl, chances are you can already afford any car you want. So Eli Manning, star quarterback for the champion New York Giants, chose something he couldn't have: the Cadillac Escalade Two-Mode Hybrid.

As part of the MVP award, Manning was given his choice of any Cadillac he wanted. He must have been up on the latest car news (reading Autoblog in between games and practices?) and told GM that, with the hybrid Escalade coming out this summer, he wanted the first one. Maybe he saw all the ads for the truck during the game.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      LAME! I would have taken the XLR in a heartbeat.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Lame.
      CTS-V...with the Blue Devil engine!
      • 6 Years Ago
      "As part of the MVP award, Manning was given his choice of any Cadillac he wanted."

      DUMBASS. Why didn't he take the Cadillac Sixteen?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yes and it can tow an Accord while doing it
      • 6 Years Ago
      Say what you will about the hybrid escalade, but this may be the first automotive prize given to an athlete that he'll actually use.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Clever lad :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I doubt a Hill Billy like Eli Manning knows what Hybrid Technology is, nor cares about it's benefits..

      New England Patriots for evah!

      (Let the flame throwing begin..lol)
        • 6 Years Ago
        The PATS are done, next year, the "Manning Bowl".
        • 6 Years Ago
        The Patriots choked. They were too confident. Brady is a girly man.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Since it already looks silly with the Hybrid badges, maybe they should have made it into a donk, too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Probably one of each car there. I mean CTS-V, STS-V, Escalade Hybrid, I mean not really a chance of the DTS being picked.
      • 6 Years Ago
      He's an extremely talented quarterback and the patriots completely failed :) you have no room to talk trash, seeing as your team lost
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wait, are you guys sure that Eli chose the car? I would doubt that he'd have expected the MVP before the game (sounds like Brady-behavior), then knew to ask for an Escalade Hybrid, then Cadillac have one on hand to display.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Did they really have to plaster those stupid "hybrid" badges all over the thing? They just take an already tacky looking truck and make it look tackier...
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