Cadillac XLR-V luxury GT rectracting hardtop convertible

Cadillac XLR-V luxury GT rectracting hardtop convertible

The XLR-v is Cadillac's supercharged performance version of the cutting-edge XLR GT car. Built on the "drivable chassis" tube-frame architecture it shares with the 6th generation Corvette, this entry in the "SL" class of retracting hardtop luxury GT cars tilts to the more sporting side of that equation and delivers a distinctly more tossable and dynamic experience than the squishy Lexus SC and the dreadnaught Chris Farley-esque Mercedes SL. The tube-frame and structural center tunnel architecture of the XLR/XLR-v combined with advanced SMC body panels result in a relatively lightweight and strong car that undercuts the porky Mercedes SL/SL-AMG by about a quarter ton! Now, how do you feel about a same-function car carrying around an extra 500 pounds of useless bulk everywhere it goes? The Stealth Fighter Caddy's adjustable suspension can coddle you when negotiating potholes and firm up stiff in the open twisties. Every other car juxtaposed within sight of it looks immediately dated and tired. With 443 hp and 414 lb/ft of torque moving 3810 pounds through GM's new double-clutch 6 speed intelligent (and shiftable) automatic, the XLR-v gets out of its own way effortlessly. That missing 500 pounds relative to the Mercedes is evident in every turn of the wheel. And when the top is down, the world is right even on your worst day. Run-flat tires keep you out of trouble. At a steady 80mph, I can hit 25mpg. A full tank of city streets and jammed freeways averaging under 25mph will put mileage in the teens. Perhaps a motorcycle for those days? The XLR-v interior is lean, tasteful, clean and uncluttered. I like its straightforwardness. Cadillac's technology integration is best-in-class, with everything accessible with little or no fuss. Nothing esoteric to learn. Very exclusive -- Cadillac will make fewer than 1000 Vs per year.The engine is thoroughly re-engineered from the base Northstar V8, and comprised of comprehensively upgraded componentry. These engines are hand-assembled racing-engine-style, each by a single builder. Made, of course, in the USA.

  • There are few cars I'd consider doing something illegal to get. This is one of them. The Aston Martin One 77 It has a carbon fiber chassis with a handcrafted aluminum body. A 7.0 litrer V12 engine and is created in a very limit... There are few cars I'd consider doing something illegal to get. This is one of them. The Aston Martin One 77 It has a carbon fiber chassis with a handcrafted aluminum body. A 7.0 litrer V12 engine and is created in a very limited number. Wow.

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  • I had a chance to drive this vehicle for a few days (with Tech package) and came away pretty impressed. Let me tell you what it's got: Style: A cool new direction for Acura. Lower siting, carbon-fiber like grille and a cool silver overhang with the Acura logo carved in. Some people find the overhang, or 'beak' unappealing but I find it grows and you and fits a car in this price range. Brake and Reverse lights are LED's. Turn indicators on the side-mirrors and a spacious moon-roof. Technology: This has been reviewed as the "technophiles dream." It packs lots of cool features in, particularly with the Tech package. Here's an overview: - GPS with XM Traffic for smart routing decisions. -XM Radio and weather forecasts as well, including an XM Note function which records 15 seconds of any XM song, along with artist, band and song name so you can remember it later and decide to buy it or not. - Automatic HID headlights, rain sensing wipers - GPS/Sun Sensor climate control tracks the sun's position in the sky and adjusts the AC accordingly to keep your side cool - Very clear, large and bright rearview camera that engages automatically when put into reverse. Has moving guidelines that follow which way you turn the wheel to show you where you will head. Very useful for parallel parking. - Bluetooth link with almost any phone for handsfree talking. Also has a phonebook import to transfer your entire contact list to the car and easily choose who to call. Voice recognition for 20 contacts so just speak their name and talk. - Small screen in Dashboard that displays average mpg, real-time mpg, driving time, tire pressures, miles till empty, oil life and more - 120 Gigabyte hard drive hidden in the 6 CD changer. Automatically rips your CD's to the drive so you can play from any CD you've ever put in. -iPod Connection actually reads your iPod's artists, playlists and songs. Scroll through and select them using the GPS display. Also charges iPod while connected. - USB port so you can do the same with any portable music player or flash drive with songs on it. - Keyless ignition lets your keep the clicker in your pocket, purse or briefcase. Also automatically unlocks the door when you touch the handle. Convenient button on the handle lets you lock the car. - Voice command system to control everything from the AC, radio, GPS and more. Performance: 290 horsepower, 3.5 liter engine has plenty of pep. Fast accelerations with a nice 'vroom'. Nice road feel without being too bumpy. Comfort: Pretty nice. Spacious sedan roominess without appearing too big on the outside. Noise dampening provides a pretty quite ride. Suspension and shocks are great, giving you enough road feel while keeping you comfy. Luxurious leather with cool metallic accents. Front seats are heated and have 8-way power adjustments, including a power adjustable lumbar support. Dual AC system. Spacious console area can store all your electronics and junk. 2 large, size-adjusting cup holders. Telescopic steering wheel. 2 memory presets for your seat and mirrors. Entertainment: GPS includes 2009 Zagat reviews for restaurants as well as phone numbers, and is searchable by food style. AM/FM and XM radio with 12 presets for each, including the XM Note function. Automatic scanning for strongest stations in your area. ELS 10 speaker surround sound system with automatic adjustment for ambient noise. EQ lets you change Treble, Mids and Bass, as well as concentrate the sound in the front/back or right/left sides of the car. iPod connectivity that lets you search by artist, song or playlists and charges while connected. Also supports USB drives with music on them. Accessible Auxiliary input for any other sound source. Safety: Top ratings from the NHTSA. Multiple airbags including full-side (all the way to the back of the car) curtains and bottom curtain for the front seats. Vehicle Stability Assist independently engages each wheel brake/power to keep you on the road in tight turns, curves, spins or on ice. Rearview camera shows obstacles you may miss in the mirrors. Pressure sensors in each tire warn you of under or over inflated tires. Spoken reminders if you forget to buckle up. Overall, a party darn good car. Here are my only cons: -Not cheap, but a good deal for so many features. You may also find nice prices for lease. -Some people find the front of the car cringe-inducing. I think it grows on you. - Lower chassis means if you go too fast down a ramp or really steep hill you may scratch the undercarriage. - Can only store 20 voice dial names for your phonebook. Any other number must be accessed through the on-screen system, which is easy, but not as easy as saying 'Call John'. - WAY too many buttons. Can be overwhelming at first. Probably biggest con. You will need to refer to the manual from time to time to figure things out. Certain minor settings are hard to find. Radio only has a <--> switch so no knob for smooth tuning. - Requires premium fuel, 91 octane gas. It can run on regular but long term use may damage certain engine parts. It also only gets top mpg and performance on 91 octane. - Spoken 'Buckle Up' reminder may irk some, but you really should buckle up anyway; it only reminds you if you forget. Overall a pretty cool car with some great features. Take a test drive, read ratings and reviews and decide for yourself, but I like it.

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  • Buy something the boss doesn't even own. Better than a monopoly game piece.

  • My family recently bought one and I took a ride when I last visited and let me tell you it is pure luxury. What a smooth, comfortable, quiet ride. German efficiency at its best. Refined, classic, luxury. What else can be said? The... My family recently bought one and I took a ride when I last visited and let me tell you it is pure luxury. What a smooth, comfortable, quiet ride. German efficiency at its best. Refined, classic, luxury. What else can be said? The German's may not know how to win a war, even after trying twice, but they do know how to make a terrific car. For all of our eco crazy hybrid non-sense, when I am able to afford it I'm getting a Mercedes. So go ahead and buy your Prius, and when I zoom past you on the road and you hear my cackling laugh and your choking on the dust-up in my wake, you'll wish you had bought one too.

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  • WoW - what a car - I am a girl and even think this car is awesome. I travel to Singapore once a month for business and outside my hotel (Shangri-La) every night there are selection of amazing cars. This car looks wild in black.... WoW - what a car - I am a girl and even think this car is awesome. I travel to Singapore once a month for business and outside my hotel (Shangri-La) every night there are selection of amazing cars. This car looks wild in black.

  • This car actually makes me drool further aggravated by the fact that you can see the engine in the rear. You've seen it on Iron Man and in futuristic concept form on I, Robot. It is the sports car of heroes.

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  • Looks like we have a new front-runner in the 'My New Car' race. I've driven Infiniti G35 Coupe before, and I can say that G37 is a big improvement. Both performance-wise (330hp, 0-60mph in 5.3 sec), and style-wise it beats the old... Looks like we have a new front-runner in the 'My New Car' race. I've driven Infiniti G35 Coupe before, and I can say that G37 is a big improvement. Both performance-wise (330hp, 0-60mph in 5.3 sec), and style-wise it beats the older model by a mile. I loved the sporty extra-sensitive clutch and steering. It also has quite a few luxury car features like nav system, voice controls, separate driver and passenger A/C zones, push-button start, parking assistance, 12-way adjustable driver seat with memory and a steering wheel that moves along with the dashboard. Oh, you can also use a flash memory card to play your MP3s. And all of that comes for under $40k.

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  • I am loving the new Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. The sleek lines and hybrid technology....I better start saving because this sweet ride doesn't come cheap!

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  • I do so love my car. Living in Los Angeles, you need to have a comfortable car since you spend so much time on the road. Literally on the road, because with this traffic you don't move very much. The Cadillac CTS-V has all of t... I do so love my car. Living in Los Angeles, you need to have a comfortable car since you spend so much time on the road. Literally on the road, because with this traffic you don't move very much. The Cadillac CTS-V has all of the luxuries one could ever hope for in a car. But the engine. Oh the engine. A 6.0 liter V8. 400 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque. The same engine normally found in Corvettes. It's probably a very good thing that there's so much traffic in Los Angeles or else I'd have far too many opportunities to see exactly what this car can do and then I'm sure I'd get in trouble.

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