The Cadillac XLR-V is the high performance version of the XLR. It is an ultra-luxury segment car, first introduced in 2005. It is the successor to the Cadillac Allanté, produced from 1987 to 1993.
Cadillac gave the public its first glimpse of the supercharged XLR-V in its Super Bowl commercial, which aired February 6, 2005. Super Bowl MVP, Deion Branch was also awarded an XLR. The car was formally introduced at the 2005 New York International Auto Show.
The XLR-V uses the same supercharged Northstar V8 as the STS-V, though output is down somewhat. For the XLR-V, the engine is certified by the SAE to produce 443 hp (330 kW) and 414 lb·ft (561 N·m). The supercharger and four intercoolers are built into the intake manifold. A six-speed automatic transmission, larger brakes from the Z51 Corvette, and 19-inch wheels will also be used.
The XLR-V can accelerate to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.6 seconds according to Car and Driver's tests. The magazine also timed it at 11.3 seconds to 100 mph (161 km/h) and recorded a 13.0 second quarter mile at 110 mph (177 km/h). Its top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph (249 km/h).
The XLR-V went on sale in the United States in early 2006 with a base price of $98,000. Pricing for the 2008 model started at $101,300; making it at the time, one of General Motors' most expensive vehicles.
That one sure is a beauty! I love the grill.
The Cadillac mesh grille is one of my favorite things about the V series.
Tags for this Thread