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Player4
01-04-2005, 02:22 PM
I have Road & Track and February 2005 have this, so i decided to show you guys!<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/Player4/100_6342.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/Player4/100_6342.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/alb...2.jpg</A><p>If anyone can scan them that would be great, sorry if the pics dont look too good but i guess is because of the flash.

The Water Is Poison
01-04-2005, 03:03 PM
The left foglight on that chop looks really off. As for the car, meh.

Riatanas
01-04-2005, 05:20 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The left foglight on that chop looks really off. As for the car, meh.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Don't you like it?! I thinks it's awesome! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> It could use a bit more power, it "doesn't even" match the SL55, not to mention the SL65 in the power department. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

taskbearer
01-05-2005, 01:01 AM
Regarding the power output of this car, I wouldn;t worry too much about it because the SL55's power is too much and besides the cadillac would definitely be lighter, remember the standard XLR is about 200kg lighter than the SL500. <p>Thats just my opinion, the problem is people would be worried considering the cheaper corvette Z06 would have much more power. Marketing the car would be really hard.

Porsche Guy
01-05-2005, 01:13 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>taskbearer</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Thats just my opinion, the problem is people would be worried considering the cheaper corvette Z06 would have much more power. Marketing the car would be really hard. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>i think the two cars appeal to different audiences. With its plush interior, automatic transmition and foldable roof, i doubt the XLR will really be cross shopped between Z06 but i could be wrong.

Top Secret
01-05-2005, 01:26 AM
Yes, it would be weird seeing these two cars in the same light. One is a more track-focused hardcore vehicle and the other is a more sedate, more 'European' performance model. And not to mention more luxurious.

Charger
01-19-2005, 03:55 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>wangotango</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Check out this Caddy XLR w/retractable hardtop -- I think it's part of the new V series (0-60 in under 5 seconds!!). Talk about an import killer!!<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG SRC="http://files.automotiveforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=/501/216553cadillac_xlr.jpg" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE>

DoMiNo
01-19-2005, 07:18 PM
I was kind of underwhelmed with the soft exterior treatment of the STS-V... I mean it was tasteful, but it didn't <I>pop</I>. The wheels, in particular, were a let down. I know they'll go low key with the XLR, as well, but I wish they could work a few AMG-esque touches in... a meaner lower fascia like the SL65, perhaps? and some killer wheels would be nice.

Achilles
01-20-2005, 08:34 PM
i wish i could remember which article it was, when the XLR was launched. i guess there's a tight clearence between the hood and the motor. they had some designer quoted saying "there would absolutely be no power bulge" on the hood. <p>i guess that doesnt apply to the v-series! or it was intended from the outset, to make the V more distinct.

VexedandGlorious
01-21-2005, 09:23 AM
i think i saw a commercial with this in it the other day i only caught a glipse of it though

DoMiNo
02-05-2005, 01:41 PM
I noticed that Cadillac has a site up called "Cadillac Under 5" (<A HREF="http://www.cadillacunder5.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.cadillacunder5.com</A>) up now, I think it coincides with their Super Bowl Advertising. In the information section it has a couple teaser trailers for the XLR-V... it's pretty much impossible to see anything, but it's fun to try. <p>Please excuse the cheesy John Travolta intro.

against the wall
02-05-2005, 09:09 PM
actually on the cadillac website there are 4 teasers for the v series. if u watch the one titled blink and u pause it at the right time, u can kinda see the vehicle. to me it kinda looks like an srx but im not 100% sure <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>btw im new here

The Water Is Poison
02-06-2005, 05:45 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Player4</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have Road & Track and February 2005 have this, so i decided to show you guys!<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/Player4/100_6342.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><A HREF="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/Player4/100_6342.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/alb...2.jpg</A><p>If anyone can scan them that would be great, sorry if the pics dont look too good but i guess is because of the flash.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Theres one thing wrong with this chop. the hood is wrong. There is no bump for the bigger engine clearace.<p>Did anyone just see the superbowl commercial? they show the STS-V, CTS-V, and XLR-V The thing looks gooood

DoMiNo
02-06-2005, 06:05 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Theres one thing wrong with this chop. the hood is wrong. There is no bump for the bigger engine clearace.<p>Did anyone just see the superbowl commercial? they show the STS-V, CTS-V, and XLR-V The thing looks gooood</TD></TR></TABLE><p>AWESOME commercial and YEA that thing looks great!!! Wicked power bulge on the hood! I'm a little disappointed with the rims, though. There's now one picture of the XLR-V on <A HREF="http://www.cadillacunder5.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.cadillacunder5.com</A>

Soul Man
02-06-2005, 07:32 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Theres one thing wrong with this chop. the hood is wrong. There is no bump for the bigger engine clearace.<p>Did anyone just see the superbowl commercial? they show the STS-V, CTS-V, and XLR-V The thing looks gooood</TD></TR></TABLE><br>the real problem with that chop is the fact that it has turn signals in the lower fascia, and turn signals in the headlamp cluster, but who knows (although the commercial proved it wont happen) i mean cadillac is a part of the same family that makes pontiac who put FOUR reverse lamps on the last gen Grand Am <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> , so i see where the guy who made this chop could think GM may want FOUR turn signals

Soul Man
02-06-2005, 07:37 PM
also (sorry for double posting, but this goes in another direction from my last post) but if you notice John Travolta is at the super bowl (since it appears he is the new spokesman for Cadillac V-cars), and i remember last year the MVP won an XLR i think?, so maybe this year itll be the unveiling of the XLR-V, and maybe the MVp will win a V-series car (if he's really lucky it could be an XLR-V but doubt it) and the XLR-V unveiling very likely wont happen, but the pieces are there, adn who knows if theyll fit together.

JBlair
02-06-2005, 08:42 PM
The XLR-V was in one of their ads. (the tunnel as a gun ad). I was confused when I saw it, because I thought it hadn't been unveiled yet. But it was there..............<p>EDIT: I found the commercial online and did some screenshots; looks pretty cool if I do say so..............<br><IMG SRC="http://img141.exs.cx/img141/924/xlrv19db.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img141.exs.cx/img141/8586/xlrv20zw.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img141.exs.cx/img141/1806/xlrv30fg.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by JBlair at 2:45 PM 2/7/2005</i>

mrb83sxt02
02-08-2005, 11:33 AM
i was sitting in my truck on my lunch, at the mall where i work, andi caught this xlr in the corner of my eye. it must have been the huge hood bulge that i saw. it was not badged a XLR-V but im gonna guess it is a test version of it, because of the manufacturers plate. when the guy got out of the car, he opened the hood, and im gonna guess he disabled something under ther. not really sure. but here are some pics of it.<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v694/mrb83sxt02/xlr2atmall.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v694/mrb83sxt02/xlratmall.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v694/mrb83sxt02/xlr5atmall.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v694/mrb83sxt02/xlr4atmall.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v694/mrb83sxt02/xlr3atmall.jpg" BORDER="0">

JBlair
02-08-2005, 12:24 PM
I don't think that's it. The hood scoop was too big compared with the semi-official pictures that I got from the commercial.

Pedigreepaul
02-08-2005, 01:24 PM
Night Rider rides again..

against the wall
02-08-2005, 01:27 PM
the rear kind of reminds me of the deville in that pic

DoMiNo
02-08-2005, 06:41 PM
I am certainly, certainly glad <I>THAT</I> hood didn't make it to the production version.... looks like those cheap, exaggerated RAM AIR scoops that guys put on their Trans Ams.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

Nick
02-09-2005, 10:17 PM
actually those old style cowl induction hoods of which you speak are generally used because of the addition of a supercharger/intake manifold/carburetor combination on old muscle cars...

Naga Royal Guard
02-09-2005, 10:27 PM
......and some of them are about as useful as the pope owning condoms :)

DoMiNo
02-09-2005, 11:55 PM
The vast majority of them in Albuquerque, NM fall into the latter.