Day one was outstanding. Check this car! Parked where you can get a good long look in front of the GM rig.If you don't know already, the Car Craft Summer Nationals is our biggest show of the year with tons to see and do. It is taking place this weekend at the State Fair grounds in St. Paul, MN. The entire Car Craft staff is there.
The Cadillac XLR-V ultra-luxury, high-performance roadster sets new standards in power, performance and personal amenities by combining distinctive, bold styling with contemporary luxury, ingenious technology and rear-wheel drive performance.
At the heart of the XLR-V is the 4.4L version of the Northstar engine outfitted with a positive displacement intercooled supercharger. The Northstar V-8 SC (supercharged), which also powers the STS-V, produces 443 horsepower (330 kw) at 6400 rpm and 414 lb.-ft. (561 Nm) torque at 3900 rpm (SAE certified*). The engine’s power is underscored by its ability to deliver 90 percent of its peak torque between 2200 and 6000 rpm. The engine also features variable valve timing, enabling outstanding top-end performance while maintaining the refinement and quality associated with a luxury marque. The engine is mated to the Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission.
The 6L80 is one of the most technologically advanced automatic transmissions in the industry, using clutch-to-clutch operation and an advanced integrated 32-bit transmission controller to deliver smooth, precise shifts with Driver Shift Control.
In addition, a wide 6.04:1 overall ratio spread enhances performance and fuel economy.