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Cadillac XLR-V specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 1754 kg (3867 lbs)
Power / weight 257 ps (253 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2006
Origin country United States
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Performance

Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 4.6 s
0 - 200 kph 18.7 s
0 - 100 mph 10.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.8 s @ 90.1 mph
1/4 mile 13.0 s @ 109.4 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 14.1 s
Est. max acceleration 0.67 g (7 m/s²)

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Cadillac XLR-V acceleration graph

Powertrain

Engine type V8, Supercharged, 32v
Displacement 4.4 l (269 ci)
Power 450 ps (444 bhp / 331 kw)
Torque 561 Nm (414 lb-ft)
Power / liter 102 ps (101 hp)
Transmission 6
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

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Shaggy  7y ago

@ Mental: I never saw the point either, Dodge should never have dropped the Viper, but at least the Viper is back. If you told me 5 years ago that SRT and Ram would be their own brands, I would consider having you committed to a laughing academy, but would have gotten giddy with excitement if I were told that Chevrolet was going to build the Corvette ZR1 and Cadillac was going to build a supercharged CTS/V.


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CoolShirtGuy  7y ago

@Shaggy
Yeah, never got the point of SRT being its own thing. They build one car(possibly two if the SRT Barracuda makes it to production), but doing in-house modifications to Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep vehicles is still SRT's primary responsibility within Chrysler. It would be like Ford making SVT it's own brand, even though all they do is modify existing Ford vehicles.

Personally, I wouldn't care if Corvette split off from Chevy; it would still be a GM brand. My point was that if GM ever wanted to make a legitimate, beyond a shadow of a doubt Supercar, it couldn't be a Chevy. I don't think they'll ever do it, but they've surprised me before. If you told me back in, say, 2005 that the CTS-V and ZR1 would exist, I'd have laughed in your face. Would've cracked a rib if you also told me that GM continued to build them even in the midst of their crisis period.


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ CoolShirtGuy & BR2': Your comments on high revving engines with high horsepower and low torque remind me of Honda's V-Tech 4 cylinder engines, their torque is so low, it's almost nonexistent, and a Civis SI's engine revs up to 8,000 RPM.


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ CoolShirtGuy: SRT (Street and Racing Technology) is it's own brand, but the only car they fully build is, of course, the new Viper.


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ BR2': I agree, Corvette should not be it's own brand, I didn't think Ram should have been made its own brand, either. The Corvette has always been a Chevrolet and it always should be, the Corvette is the heart and soul of Chevrolet.


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ monkeypop: I agree with you, the 2009-present CTS/V changed my mind about Cadillacs.


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ Mental: I think it would be cool if Cadillac put their V16 concept into production, it would be a good car compete against Mercedes Benz S65 AMG, Bentley Mulsanne and Flying Spur, and Rolls Royce sedan.


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Mental  7y ago

Cadillac Cien... someway I'm disappointed it didn't hit the production, but in the same I'm glad... Glad, because I find disgusting looking one... But it's such a technical potential... Though it seems quite senseless building a supercar by Cadillac. I don't see the reason they going that league.

But a new GT coupe/convertible is exactly that flagman Cadillac needs. With the ideology of old-good Caddies - an elegant GT cruiser, built for mafia. Not to get them bored, set a LSA V8 under the long hood. And I wish it looked classic, not like modern rectangular crude shapes.


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monkeypop  7y ago

Indeed the V changed a lot of peoples minds about Cadillac.

Before the new generation CTS-V I wouldnt have driven a Cadillac if you gave me one for free. Now I own one by my own choice. It was simply the best sedan out there.


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BR2'  7y ago

I dont think Corvette Should be its own brand, No way.

But, i think Chevrolet should Insigniate the "C7" internal name as part of the car, and Brand it ON the car, on the side like MB does with there engines, same with Porsche, there "991" monikers on the side of ther car.

lol And it does look like HardWood Flooring lol I always liked Light color wood interior trim compared to the dark ones.

And i also agree Cadillac "Most Likely" makes the BEST Concept cars, I hate "Most" Japanese concept cars and German ones, but every now and again they have a good one slip through, Renault and Citroen make some very good ones, Chevy does too, but sadly, damn near all of them dont make it to production, shame really..

Cadillacs Image is still that of an elderly driver, but since the V came along it has gone down slightly, 10yrs give or take, I dont think theyll ever get rid of that image though.


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CoolShirtGuy  7y ago

@Shaggy
I believe SRT also became its own brand, too.

Cadillac makes some of the best concept cars around; certainly the best of any American manufacturer. It's a shame that they remain concepts, but I'm sort of happy that the Cien and Sixteen stayed concepts. They came about during the era of "Old GM", when the General still thought it was acceptable to turn out generic, half-assed crap year after year. Their "near-death experience" forced them to pull their heads from their asses and step up their game, and it shows. I wouldn't mind if "New GM" had a crack at the Cien or resurrected the XLR, because there'd at least be a chance that they'd be built right and not end up as diluted trash.

Cadillac is basically GM's ambassador to the world(or at least to Europe), and I think it's time they did something big to make everyone take them seriously. Directly challenging the BMW 3-series with the ATS was a good start, but they'll need more than that to be truly competitive in a foreign market.


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CoolShirtGuy  7y ago

@BR2
Yeah, never got that about the Cien. All that HP with comparatively pathetic torque. But, then again, that's usually what happens when you've got a super high-revving engine like that. Just look at Ferraris and the Lexus LFA.

Wouldn't call the XLR interior ugly either; wouldn't call a base C6 interior ugly. Though I will say the fake wood in first interior picture looks like hardwood flooring, not classy at all. Just saying that there was NOTHING about the XLR that really justified its price. These never made an impact anywhere. First year sales were decent, then they tanked. It also got terrible reviews, most of which could be summed up with "Don't waste your money on this, just buy a Corvette", and I believe it was quite unreliable as well.


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ CoolShirtGuy:

"Corvette should be its own brand."

Chrysler did it with Ram, once Dodge's flagship truck, now it's own stand-alone division.


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Shaggy  7y ago

@ CoolShirtGuy & BR2': I know about the Cien, 7.5 liter V12, 750 horsepower, 450 LBS FT of torque, really impressive, the only problem is it was only a concept car, a shame, too, I would have loved to see that car put into production. I also know of the Evoq concept car, another 2 seater, probably even the concept version of the XLR. And of course, the Allante, a little plain looking, but at the same time elegant. You 2 do have a point, I'd actually like to see the XLR, especially the V version put back in production, but they have to do it right, offer the 6.2 liter LS9 V8 from the standard Corvette and either 6.2 liter supercharged V8 from CTS/V or LS9 supercharged from Corvette ZR1, and offer a 6 or even 7 speed manual transmission as an option. It's just that most people associate Cadillac with building luxury sedans. If Cadillac built it right, it could be a real Mercedes Benz SL fighter, Cadillac just didn't build the XLR right, they put it on the Corvette's frame, then half butted it. The XLR was a missed opportunity. They'd have to restyle it, too, the XLR looks like a CTS that took a cold shower.


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BR2'  7y ago

I dont either.

The Cien Was a Great looking car, Albeit i found it to be a bit TOO powerfull, and Torque was Extremely Low for such an American engine, 750Bhp and only 450Lb Ft?... Anyhoo

I never minded the XLR/V, Didnt really care for it, but i wont call it ugly, Nor wood i call the interior ugly, which i have just added some new pics of it.

But i do believe $76,385 for a STARTING price was a bit much, I mean you got the same performance from a Z4...but still its not only bout performance, At $105,765 for the Last MY XLR-V...not good, If the Base was around 45k, and the V 60k, this would have sold a hell of alot better.

I think the base model over here was like £67,000, and the V somewhere near £85,000(I Think, Cant really remember) These never made a big impact in the UK.


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CoolShirtGuy  7y ago

@Shaggy
I don't agree with that at all. Have you seen the Cien concept?

The XLR could've been something great, but GM half-assed it and overcharged for it. It was bland as hell, the interior was barely a step up from the Corvette, performance was a step DOWN from the Corvette, and they had the nerve to charge $98k for that! $101k for the 2008 model! THAT is why this car failed. Had it come in at, say, $60k, it might have been a hit, though it probably would've cannibalized Corvette sales.

Personally, I'd love to see this brought back with an LSA or even an LS7 dropped into it, and with one of those awesome modern Cadillac interiors. Hell, I'd like to see GM just go balls out on it. Turn it into a ZR1 with a truly premium interior. I've always said that if GM really wants to make a true supercar, in every sense of the term, it can't be a Chevy. It would either have to be a Caddy, or Corvette should be its own brand. The XLR was a missed opportunity, imo.


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Shaggy  7y ago

Cadillac should stay away from building sports cars, I'm glad the XLR is out of production, Cadillac building a sports car is like office buildings playing Celine Dion songs in elevators, they do it on occasion, but it doesn't make it right.


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Mental  7y ago

This car could be such a hit, had great predecessors, such a potential.. but it failed.

The tech was OK enough, but its design.. God, that's Ugly front view! No wonder the production was over.

Though Cadillac needs the successor - a sporty GT convertible. And let the design be inspired by the classic Allante.


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BR2'  7y ago

0-60Mph 4.3s
0-100Mph 10.2s
1/4 Mile 12.7@112Mph

Source:

.roadandtrack.com/cm/roadandtrack/data/CT_2007-Jaguar-XKR-vs-2007-Cadillac-XLR-V_chart.pdf


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Georg  11y ago

because the data on this one are the correct one... the numbers on the other were all wrong (hp/torque/acceleration/weight etc)..I have checked three US car magazines and that are the best numbers put together
Next to that here we have a laptime atthe other not


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Anonymous  11y ago

why delet the other one when that 1 had better pic, stats and ecerything else?