Cadillac XLR Forum banner
1 - 20 of 38 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
From the Cadillac site:

XLR's advanced 32-valve, 4.6-liter Northstar V8 engine can change its valve timing, cam phasing, and throttle control to compensate for road conditions, driving styles, and even differences in fuel-intake. A new air induction system improves airflow, and noise and vibration are minimized.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
41 Posts
Troy Roberts said:
Pretty impressive for the first year model.

What are the Mercedes SL stats?
SL500-Engine 4,966-cc SOHC 24-valve 90° V-8. High-pressure die-cast alloy cylinder block, alloy heads.

Net power 302 hp @ 5,600 rpm

Net torque 339 lb-ft @ 2,700 - 4,250 rpm

0-60-6.1 seconds



SL55AMG-Engine AMG-built supercharged 5,439-cc SOHC. 24-valve 90° V-8. High-pressure die-cast alloy cylinder block, alloy heads.


I still want to see what the performance version of the XLR will do

Net power 493 hp @ 6,100 rpm

Net torque 516 lb-ft @ 2,750 - 4,000 rpm

0-60-4.5 seconds

:cool :cool :cool
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Net power 493 hp @ 6,100 rpm

Net torque 516 lb-ft @ 2,750 - 4,000 rpm

0-60-4.5 seconds
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

:eek :eek :eek

Not too shabby
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
41 Posts
DarkHalo said:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Net power 493 hp @ 6,100 rpm

Net torque 516 lb-ft @ 2,750 - 4,000 rpm

0-60-4.5 seconds
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

:eek :eek :eek

Not too shabby
Damn tootin:jester
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
63 Posts
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Originally posted by DarkHalo
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Net power 493 hp @ 6,100 rpm

Net torque 516 lb-ft @ 2,750 - 4,000 rpm

0-60-4.5 seconds
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Not too shabby

Originally posted by logansowner
Damn tootin:jester
And for $150,000USD it can be yours. :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
41 Posts
Nomad said:
And for $150,000USD it can be yours. :D
Well, not quite that much:D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
I hate to keep saying this but I just want input and some people will see it here that don't see it elsewhere.. I'm not that impressed with the XLR numbers.. 0-60 in 5.9 seconds.. While that's really great, I don't know how I feel about other luxury cars like the Lexus GS430 and LS430, two big cars, being faster and $20,000 cheaper.. I can understand the Infiniti G35 Coupe being faster because it's light.

I think Cadillac needs to get their v-series going right away. There was a lot of talk of a 400 horsepower supercharged Northstar for the XLR last year...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
41 Posts
Nomad said:
Yeah, the AMG version is. :eek
Technically, it's $114,000USD;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
63 Posts
logansowner said:
Technically, it's $114,000USD;)
Notice the "from" in that price. If you want an engine, wheels, and seats to sit in it will drive the price up to around $150,000. :lol

The AMG they tested on C&D was tested at $150,000.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
63 Posts
Sal Collaziano said:

I think Cadillac needs to get their v-series going right away. There was a lot of talk of a 400 horsepower supercharged Northstar for the XLR last year...
:iagree
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
41 Posts
I'm still holding my breath for the good one:yesnod I wanna see 450 horses minimum, unless they can make it light enough to compete without giving it that much power:cheers
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
110 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Maybe they will bump up the power after the C6 is out. They probably don't want it too close to the Corvette performance wise. It wouldn't look good for Corvettes if the standard XLR were faster than the standard Corvette.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
63 Posts
Troy Roberts said:
Maybe they will bump up the power after the C6 is out. They probably don't want it too close to the Corvette performance wise. It wouldn't look good for Corvettes if the standard XLR were faster than the standard Corvette.
That's exactly what I read. They want the Vette to be the performance car. When the Vette HP goes up, the XLR's will too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
41 Posts
Troy Roberts said:
Maybe they will bump up the power after the C6 is out. They probably don't want it too close to the Corvette performance wise. It wouldn't look good for Corvettes if the standard XLR were faster than the standard Corvette.
Makes sense:cheers
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Troy Roberts said:
Maybe they will bump up the power after the C6 is out. They probably don't want it too close to the Corvette performance wise. It wouldn't look good for Corvettes if the standard XLR were faster than the standard Corvette.
Yep, they don't want to bump their own performance flagship.
 
1 - 20 of 38 Posts
Top