Tuesday, September 25, 2007

2008 Cadillac XLR-V Review

The main difference between the 2008 Cadillac XLR-V and its XLR stablemates is its engine. The XLR-V is a 2-door luxury sports coupe with a collapsible hard top. Powered by a 4.4L supercharged 443hp Northstar V8 engine, the performance specs on this supercar defy description. If you have a spare $100,000 to drop on this beauty, add it to your collection, hooked up with a six-speed automatic transmission with Driver Shift Control.

The interior of the XLR-V epitomizes Cadillac craftsmanship with sumptuous leather touches, faux-suede upholstery, and exotic ebony-colored wood with distinctive grain patterns. Aluminum is used to accent the instrumentation and controls throughout the cabin. The cooled or heated bucket seats provide fully automatic adjustment of height, leg room, and upper and lower lumbar support. Cow hide on the steering wheel provides a comfortable grip while fingertip controls for audio and cruise control are perfectly positioned.

Safety is of paramount importance in such a powerful vehicle and it is no more true than in the 2008 Cadillac XLR-V. Look for head and thorax protection for the driver and passenger, as well as side impact airbags. Reassuring also are the activation of OnStar coverage for 1 full year, and the presence of three-point seat belts for both driver and passenger. Be ever vigilant of every driving dynamic with the built-in tire pressure monitor and Bulgari-designed instrumentation.

The exterior lines of the 2008 Cadillac XLR-V emulate the sharp edged design of stealth fighters, exuding an aura of understated fury. Look for XLR-V models in black, platinum, red, and blue. With its stacked headlight array and large, distinctive emblem, the leading edge of the XLR-V is a portrait of strength and character. The 2008 Cadillac XLR-V is the ultimate statement of American performance and engineering excellence.

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