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- 08-16-14 04:34 PM #1
Performance difference- V or not V?
All I know is that Both models have the V8. What are the main differences between the XLRV and XLR??
- 08-16-14 05:45 PM #2
Re: Performance difference- V or not V?
-V cars are supercharged. They have their beauties and their warts. Dig into the CTS-V and STS-V forums for insight.
Here's a taste .......... http://www.edmunds.com/cadillac/xlr-v/
- 08-17-14 06:36 AM #3Originally Posted by Submariner409
From a performance standpoint, this is still a luxury roadster vs. a sports car. The best rear-end differential ratio would be 3.08 ( certain trap speed, trans ratio & rear wheel torque taken into account ), which could shave off over 1/2 sec on the quarter. Yet it still has the 2.56... which is fine if you want to roll along at 1500 rpm doing 75.
On the plus side, there is a rear stabilizer bar ( this can, and should be added to the base for a song ), and a pneumatically operated secondary exhaust bypass ( which allows you to install that aftermarket mild to wild switch vette owners often do)