If we talk about Cadillac sports cars, it will open the story of the Cadillac XLR. This sports car is actually inspired by the Chevy Corvette. Cadillac has successfully done to remake it into more unique and exclusive designs, exterior and interior. It shows how an eye-catching sports car was in the market scene since 2004 until 2009. Although it was launched until 2009, you will feel the true sports car in used-car version nowadays. Came confidently with the Cadillac Northstar in the end of 2009, it will be precious if we review once more the high-tech specifications of this car.
The first appearance of XLR as Cadillac Sport Car had been initiated at the 2003 Detroit Auto Show. Its body language based on the 5th-Gen of Chevrolet Corvette. It was also rumored as the 6th-Generation of Corvette at the moment, but Cadillac proved that it belonged as their sports car at the moment. Although the design has old-passion sports car these days, the performance of XLR is comparable with other luxury cars at the moment until now.
Under the Hood
For your information, the Cadillac XLR has very powerful engine which rated at the 320 horsepower. It was a 4.6 L Northstar V8 engine. The torque generated at 310 ft-lb and it was the best at the moment. Did you know that this car was the first sports car that applied rear-wheel drive for Northstar V8? Yep, you must know about this history as sports car lover. Meanwhile, this car was also used 5-speed auto transmission of Hydra-Matic 5L50-E and got replaced with 6-speed auto for the 2007 model year.
On the 2006 model year, they had upgraded the engine into 4.4 L supercharged ofNorthstar V8 engine and increased the power into 443 horsepower and 414 ft-lb of torque.
The design of this car is equal with other New Cadillac Sports Car in the market now. They offer fifty-fifty balance between the weight and its dynamic handling system. In addition, the Magnetic Ride Control became the standard features for XLR. This system was also the first sports car which applied magneto damper system in the world at the moment.
The interior features were very well-equipped as same as modern sports cars. You can see the heat and cool seat system from this car which categorized as old sport cars now. The seven-inch touch screen display was also already installed through the dashboard as same as other entertainment system.