View Full Version : Rumor 2012 XLR

05-19-11, 03:39 PM
Has anyone else heard any rumors about the xlr coming back?

05-19-11, 03:41 PM
No. (Because there aren't any.) You don't make money selling 15,000 cars over six years, with 2/3 of them being sold during the first two years of production. RIP XLR!


05-20-11, 12:05 PM
yah,, in part because they are a $100,000 car with a radio/nav unit comparable to a VW beetle in them, and little you can do about it.

05-20-11, 05:09 PM
The Cien might make it and I hope with a V8.

06-05-11, 04:49 AM
great thread

06-07-11, 03:22 AM
I actually read somewhere that there is a plan under consideration to bring back the XLR in 2016. With updated electronics, body and drivetrain.

06-09-11, 02:05 PM

This is as close as we will get!

08-26-11, 04:59 AM
Who needs it if they bring out the Ciel. That thing is drop dead gorgeous. Knowing GM they will screw up the design and bring it out about 5 years late like the XLR.

The Tony Show
08-26-11, 12:25 PM
It'll be back when the new Corvette hits, this time with the proper refinements and differentiation from the Corvette to really compete with the SL and Jaaaaag.

studio caddi
12-21-11, 08:47 AM
I would really love for the XLR to return as a proper Cadillac ! The next XLR should be based on a Cadillac specific RWD platform not based on the Corvette . For the amount they would charge for the car it should be a Cadillac and nothing else .I hope that if they build a new one that they fix the one major flaw and give the car an interior that is at the proper level of quality and materials that it's competitors are at . I loved the XLR but the interior was really it's weak link .

0AT E03
01-27-12, 08:20 PM
If you ever see one again it will be based on Alpha (the ATS) not on the C7. Y-Body will stay a Corvette exclusive after the last disaster with the XLR.

Besides I think an Alpha Roadster would be a better fit for Cadillac since you don't have to rely on the specific proportions of the Y-Body (high center tunnel, low slung roof, rear mounted transmission, limited cargo options in the back).

studio caddi
02-11-12, 06:47 PM
I sure hope the alpha based XLR has a V8 !

02-18-12, 01:12 AM
GM Diesel, "4-6-8 " V-8's, Cimmeron, phase I Allantes, Catara, XLR, Yeah, I am sure the "new" XLR will be better.