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NotoriousLuxury: 2007 Cadillac

The XLR-V moved with tremendous verve

The XLR-V… the Bold and the Beautiful

“As the of the World Turns”

The XLR-V was highly spirited Flagship that could crank 443 It was at home in the Hamptons as well as a nice leafy run on the interstate. The was a luxury car with formidable and excellent road manners. It was at the same Bowling Green, plant as the Corvette. As quiet as kept, the Cadillac XLR shared of the same components.

The 2007 was so comprehensively equipped that were no options. With its 50/50 weight distribution, performance suspension, and supercharged V8 it was intended to set new standards among the The Cadillac XLR-V was priced in of $100,000. It was a suave, sophisticated built for those who desired to with tremendous verve and This was another avant-garde the continuing saga of “As the Standard of the Turns.”

The Cadillac XLR was a descendant of the concept vehicle. The XLR-V was to as AMG is to Mercedes-Benz SL. The 2007 Cadillac competed with some of the finest open tourers. The “V” are Cadillac’s “hot rods.” The styling made it look powerful” even when it was

The “V” Series was meant to take on “M-powered” rockets, the McLaren Jaguar XKR, and the Porsche 911 It is the fastest and most exclusive ever built. The XLR-V was at a restricted pace to retain its The Cadillac XLR was built from until 2009, the XLR-V was from 2005 through The 2007 Cadillac XLR-V was in length, rode upon a wheelbase with a 72.3”

At the touch of a button the XLR-V and stows its hardtop into the A joint venture between and Porsche created “Car-Top the supplier of the XLR-V’s ingenious When closed, there is NO noise or rattles and it was water was a hardtop coupe without signs of its other personality. The top in less than 30 seconds opening or closing. This retractable hardtop is made of and magnesium with composite panels. It includes glass quarter windows and a heated glass.

The Cadillac XLR-V 21st century architecture in a open tourer. The Cadillac delivered 21st century in a sporting closed roadster. It was the of both worlds. The XLR-V was a different expression of Cadillac It has a poised dignity that was the of every Cadillac.

It wasn’t the traditional Cadillac buyer…the was for the driver seeking prestige in a roadster. Had Cadillac refined it and marketed it differently, the XLR-V have been in Lamborghini’s one day. But Cadillac was way too busy all things to everyone’s whims, it shouldn’t be so…Cadillac needs to “To thine own self be true”…it is a brand, a NOTORIOUS luxury This diluted the Cadillac wafer thin.

The most feature of the Cadillac XLR-V was the Access” which rendered it keyless. All that is required is the of its key fob in a pocket or purse to operate the The fob communicated intuitively with the body computer control through radio antennas into the bodywork. All the driver had to do was on the brake pedal while the start button then the transmission into gear.

The XLR introduced a new approach to vehicle for the 2006 model year. The was done by artisans who specialize in cutting, wrapping, and stitching components. The XLR-V featured a leather upholstered interior regular production vehicles ‘leather-faced’ only upholstery used more vinyl hides. The warmth of genuine wood graced this two-seater…which were two of the most seats in all of motordom.

The XLR-V was with heated and cooled cushions. A 7” touch-screen monitor the driver and passenger to access DVD audio system, CD changer digital signal processing and XM Satellite radio. BULGARI the high-end watch maker designed the to add to the XLR-V’s exclusivity. BULGARI analog instrumentation included a 160 mph a 7,000 rpm tachometer with a rpm redline, and small coolant and fuel

As far as technology, Cadillac always led the The Cadillac XLR was among the first to use Adaptive Forward Lighting The headlamps automatically adjusted the pattern to keep in sync vehicle steering. The Cadillac XLR GM’s first radar-based Cruise Control (ACC).

It a sensor mounted to the front of the car scanned to detect objects in its If there was a clear lane, was no intervention, the system maintained the speed. If an object was detected in the lane, the system adjusted the to keep a safe following between the vehicle and the object. four-wheel independent suspension, disc brakes, as well as airbags were standard. The airbags offered head

The supercharged 4.4 litre 32-valve V8 produced 443 hp @ 6,400 rpm with 561 Nm of torque @ 3,900 rpm. was rated as 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds, mph in 10.9 seconds with a top of 183 mpg. It did the ¼ mile @ 109 mph in 12.9 This was a different version of the engine. This exclusive LC3 powerplant was built off-site at the GM Build Center located in Michigan. This version was assembled to exacting standards start to finish by one craftsman…and one only.

The supercharged 4.4 litre V8 advanced technology and hand The advantages of the 4.4 litre Northstar 1) cylinder heads are aluminum to 4.4 litres from the standard 4.6 2) heavy-duty pistons and connecting were used, 3) the displacement was for block durability using a and of course, being assembled by one increased consistency of quality. The XLR model used the 4.6 litre that produced 320 hp @ 6,400 Both the 4.4 4.6 litre V8 engines aluminum heads for the XLR application.


The 4.4 litre DOHC V8 featured Valve Timing (VVT), controlled hydraulically actuated and exhaust cam phasers on all four cam Electronic Throttle Control low restriction intake exhaust and cylinder head ports, an air system with optimized and noise attenuation, and close catalytic converters mounted adjacent to exhaust manifolds. The and four intercoolers are built into the intake manifold. The XLR was the longitudinal application of the Northstar The engine was equipped with fuel injection and a GM Roots-type Rotor Eaton-Supercharger.

The near perfect 50/50 weight distribution is achieved the longitudinally mounted V8 engine up and an electronic gearbox fitted to the The 6-speed GM 6L80 Hydra-Matic was one of the technologically progressive automatic available today.

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When the selector is moved to the right of the gate, Driver Shift provided clutch-less manual and the automatic advancement of suspension into performance-handling mode. algorithms kept the car in the correct to suit the situation.

The rear of the transmission aided the superior and enhanced traction abilities. the transmission mounted to the rear, is no transmission tunnel, thus the footwell space. A 50/50 distribution optimizes ride and characteristics.

The Cadillac XLR possessed a bit of technology which makes it It used a unique GM patented car structure. The GM/Delphi-developed Magnetic Control system provided shock damping. A unique shock fluid expedited body and wheel control. sophisticated system used wheel-to-body displacement sensors wheel motion and adjusted the damping in less than one This is five-times faster previous real-time damping

The XLR-V was a true luxury with the handling qualities of a performance car. Its excellent was due in no small part to its four being anchored close to the of the car with double wishbones at wheel. It had transverse mounted leaf springs fitted to front and rear.

The XLR-V’s structure consisted of frame rails like the with an enclosed structural The aluminum cockpit used composite floors. The Cadillac XLR the Corvette’s rear-drive “Y” platform. The XLR-V came standard run-flat tires. Aside the suspension and body structure, the also shared many of the electronics, driveline components, heating air conditioning components as the

The Cadillac XLR was originally set to be designed for Sigma platform used by the CTS. After thorough the Corvette’s “Y” platform was ideal for the XLR it had already been engineered to the Corvette’s underpinnings. The XLR was not intended to be a nor compete with one. It was interpretation of a performance-luxury roadster is where the idea went

The journalists were either to make an “SL-Benz” or Corvette out of the XLR they completely overlooked the that this hyper-luxury was CADILLAC-style not intended to mock or the aforementioned. The World was more to think “DeVille/Fleetwood” when the brand name is mentioned, as a roadster, as the Cadillac Allante to be a lead balloon. But the Allante’s were real-time quality issues that … it. The composite bodywork scared as well…$100,000 for a thermoplastic car? and the mention of the Northstar engine?)

All are not created equal. The Cadillac XLR-V is proof. It is the most agile, not to mention the exclusive Cadillac ever This sophisticated aerodynamic is capable of 0-60 mph acceleration in than five seconds. The 4.4 litre 32-valve DOHC V8 433 horses and was precision hand-crafted by a technician from start to The Cadillac “V” Series are the brand’s performance hot rods. This roadster had an ingenious folding that opened and closed in than 30 seconds.

This 21st century was equipped with every standard with no options Its avant-garde design, world-class and outstanding road manners weren’t enough to A Cadillac buyer just in the market for a two-seat roadster. one thinks Cadillac…a decadently land-yacht comes to mind.

The $100,000 price tag, thermoplastic body, and Northstar were all sales deterrents for magnificent roadster. But the XLR-V is a formidable driving sports it is still a Cadillac. Many to pair it with the Mercedes-Benz SL, BMW rockets, and other cars in class when they shouldn’t have. The is a unique and contemporary expression of performance and presence. The Cadillac is a milestone vehicle cameo the continuing saga of “As the Standard of the Turns.”

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