Ya know, I keep reading rumors that the XLR V will have a supercharge N*, a Turbo N* , twin-turbo N*, etc. I'm thinking why not the motor out of the upcoming C6 Z06. Seems like it would go right in and with a rumored 500hp, that would be one hell of a halo car. Only draw back I see is that the new Z06 is suppose to be 18-24 months away. Any thoughts? Other Ideas?
On the topic of XLR's: They are the most beautiful thing ever. After I went on Cadillac.com anc checked out all the interior shots, I was in love with the thing. Now all I need is a lotto ticket and a lot of luck.
I hope XLR's become the next big hit. There design is aesthetically breathtaking.
PS- The SRX is growing on me, and I really like the huge moonroof.
Speaking of the XLR, C&D Magazine has a comparison test of the XLR, SC430, XK8, SL500, and one other ....The XLR was third place, but it really impressed the folks at C&D. I guess the fit and finish is just awesome. I can't wait to see one in person someday soon.
The Xv12 has been tested in the Escalde and Cadillac has stated that it wont fit in any other current car. The 12 will most likely find its way into the escalade-V, although there has been recent reports of a V10 as well
Wow I didn't know they are still so limited I drove one last summer (2003) and one in the fall (thanksgiving). We had the one in the summer for a few days. Awesome cars, probably the only automatic I'd ever consider buying.
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Re: XLR V-Series
it should be pssible in 2 years , ive heard rumors that the C6 "Blue Devil" will get a extended wheelbase to move the front wheels out further to get the 8.0 in and still have decent balance , im sure once the devolpent is done on the LWB vette it should trikle down to the xlr and a v12 , the politics involoved wont be a issue by then either as the blue devil vette will still be faster (gm trying to move vette into viper territory)
Shouldn't need a blue devil Vette to move into Viper territory with a 500HP Z06...I personally am not sure as to why GM would create an even higher level Vette, but then maybe I just want to continue owning the top of the line with my '06 Z06