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                                                                          2006 Cadillac XLR V
                          IMAGE  CREDITS -GM


              Cadillac XLR-V 2006 is the General Motors newest addition to the luxury nameplate’s growing family of high-performance V-Series vehicles and  establishes a new benchmark for the ultra-luxury class of high-performance roadsters in power, performance and personal amenities. The heart of the XLR-V is the new, 4.4-liter version of the Northstar engine outfitted with a positive displacement intercooled supercharger. The dual overhead cam (DOHC) V-8 engine delivers the highest horsepower rating of any Cadillac engine to date. Equipped with a supercharged Northstar engine and rear-mounted six-speed automatic transmission, the high-performance luxury roadster effectively delivers 0-to-60 performance in under 5 seconds

The Northstar V-8 SC (supercharged), the engine produces 440 horsepower  at 6400 rpm and 425 lb.-ft. (576 Nm) torque at 3600 rpm  and the engine’s power is underscored by its ability to deliver 90 percent of its peak torque between 2200 and 6000 rpm. Like XLR, the Cadillac XLR-V will be built at GM’s state-of-the-art, award-winning Bowling Green assembly center
      Engine                                      V8, Supercharged
      HP    440 HP @ 6400 rpm
      Displacement     4371 cc (267 cu. in.)
      Torque    425 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
      Weight lb (kg)    3804 (1726)
      Acceleration 0-62  mph        --
      Top speed    --
      Driveline    Rear Wheel Drive 
      Price (approx)    $97,500

The Northstar V-8 SC generates 120 horsepower and 115 lb.-ft. of torque more than its naturally aspirated counterpart, while its specific output of 100-horsepower-per-liter makes it one of the world’s highest specific output production V-8 engines. However, the Northstar V-8 SC used in the Cadillac XLR-V is more than just power and torque. The DOHC engine includes variable valve timing that enables outstanding top-end performance while maintaining the expected refinement and quality associated with a luxury marque.

Aggressive torque curve enabled by the choice of a supercharged engine gives the Cadillac XLR-V acceleration capable of placing it firmly in the under-5-second-club for 0-to-60 time – a signature capability of V-Series vehicles. The refined shift feel is enabled by careful electronic calibration of both the engine and transmission. During shifts, power is instantaneously lowered, then ramped back up carefully to make gear changes virtually unnoticeable.

2006 Cadillac XLR V Styling modifications have imparted a more aggressive character to the XLR-V in keeping with its enhanced performance capabilities, while retaining an aura of refined elegance.

Cadillac XLR V Exterior and interior design refinements include:

  $ Polished wire mesh upper and lower front grilles, a V-Series signature
  $ New 10-spoke aluminum wheel design with sterling silver finish
  $ Aggressively sculpted hood  instantly marking the XLR-V as a supercharged-powerhouse
  $ Four polished stainless steel exhaust tips
  $ Black finish brake calipers with machined V-Series logo
  $ Ebony leather with French stitching wraps interior components throughout, from the top
    of the IP, and roll hoops to the door trim, arm rests, center console and steering wheel
  $ Aluminum accent pieces throughout the interior, from the sill plates to the center stack
     trim plate surrounding the radio and steering wheel accents.