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    Breakthrough ....@ New York

    Previously seen in Super Bowl ads, the new Cadillac XLR-V will alight on the stage at the New York Auto Show, stuffed to the gills with a 4.4-liter supercharged V-8 engine and 440 horsepower. The V-Series version of Caddy's hardtop roadster gets not only the new supercharged Northstar engine, and a 0-60 mph time of less than 5.0 seconds, it also gets the first rear-drive application of GM's new six-speed automatic transmission. The XLR-V also wears a wire-mesh grille, 19-inch 10-spoke wheels, and ebony and aluminum trim in the cabin. Bigger brakes and a recalibrated Magnetic Ride Control are also included. The XLR-V, Cadillac says, is the most powerful Cadillac ever produced.
    http://www.thecarconnection.com/index.asp?article=8329



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    Re: Breakthrough ....@ New York

    I still can't say I like the car but at least the wheels are finally looking good.

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    Re: Breakthrough ....@ New York

    I'm headed to the NY Auto Show this weekend! I'll be sure to take some pics of it! It looks awesome!

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    Re: Breakthrough ....@ New York

    More pics:




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    Re: Breakthrough ....@ New York

    I think this car looks great. I really like that the lower grill doesn't have the black plastic inserts on the side like the regular XLR.

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    Re: Breakthrough ....@ New York

    Note The Sharp Edge From Back To Front, This A Sharp Improvement Over Current Design. I Like It, Wish My Standard Xlr Had This Look, It's The Most Significant Change In The Car, And Cannot Be Copied, Unless You Want To Change The Rear, Door, Front Panels On Both Sides.

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    Re: Breakthrough ....@ New York

    I Like The Wheels Though, Where Can We Get Something Close To This?

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    Re: Breakthrough ....@ New York

    Maybe I Made A Mistake, I Did Not Think The Sharp Edge Was Noticed On My Xlr, But I Looked At My Car And It's There, Maybe The Silver Coler Brings It Out More, Or There Is Something Different About The Look, The Door Open Slot Or Something. It Looks Different.

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    Re: Breakthrough ....@ New York

    Quote Originally Posted by caddydaddy
    I'm headed to the NY Auto Show this weekend! I'll be sure to take some pics of it! It looks awesome!
    Me too - probably Saturday.

    The car looks great. Tailpipes look like an afterthought - pulled off the Corvette parts shelf and slapped on.

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    Re: Breakthrough ....@ New York

    I'm waiting 'til next week. It'll be too crowded over the holiday weekend. I usually go during the week.

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    Re: Breakthrough ....@ New York

    Quote Originally Posted by Katshot
    I'm waiting 'til next week. It'll be too crowded over the holiday weekend. I usually go during the week.
    I might do the same. I was just talking to a friend of mine who is going next Friday. I might ditch my brother (he's going this Saturday) and go next week instead. I don't do crowds too well, particularly when I'm trying to keep track of my kid.

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    Re: Breakthrough ....@ New York

    Car and Driver has a small write up, with some pics.

    I found it interesting that the rims use a 5 lug pattern as opposed to the 6 lug on the CTS-V (damn you Caddilac, damn you to hell!)

    http://www.caranddriver.com/article....rticle_id=9346

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    Re: Breakthrough ....@ New York

    The auto show website has some pics of a red XLR-V.

    http://www.autoshowny.com/

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    Re: Breakthrough ....@ New York

    Quote Originally Posted by trukk
    Car and Driver has a small write up, with some pics.

    I found it interesting that the rims use a 5 lug pattern as opposed to the 6 lug on the CTS-V (damn you Caddilac, damn you to hell!)

    http://www.caranddriver.com/article....rticle_id=9346

    -Chris
    Doesn't the Corvette use 5-lug wheels? Remember, the XLR is basically a Corvette, so it would probably use the same running gear.

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    Re: Breakthrough ....@ New York

    Quote Originally Posted by Katshot
    Doesn't the Corvette use 5-lug wheels? Remember, the XLR is basically a Corvette, so it would probably use the same running gear.
    Yup. Even the 500hp Z06 makes do with 5 luggers:


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