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03-14-2004, 12:39 AM

03-14-2004, 02:23 AM
Last rumor was they are debating the next two V's. Certainly one will be the STS-V. Whether the other will be an XLR-V with the same engine as the STS-V or an Escalade V with a V-10 I think is the question.bruce
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03-14-2004, 03:25 PM
There will be an XLR-V. They are working on the brake/suspension system now. Current info from engineers for brake system is six piston brembos. The car they had for brake testing was the standard northstar, but if it needs six piston calipers to stop, you can imagine the HP this car will have.

03-14-2004, 04:36 PM
There are so many cars that a lot of people won't consider due to the lack of a manual transmission...XLR, Jag XK8 (sold an XK8 coupe because it was too boring without a manual transmission), Mercedes SL, etc. etc.

There is a large market of enthusiasts out there that enjoy driving a stick shift. Cadillac should take note of this with the interest in the CTS-V and at least make it an option on the XLR. Without a manual transmission, the car doesn't even make it onto a lot the consideration list for a lot of people.


03-14-2004, 05:24 PM

03-14-2004, 10:57 PM
The car they had had the stock powertrain in it, the V powertrain setup is not being provided for them. They are working on the brake system, so the car they had had the Brembo rotors, calipers and pads on it, but stock powertrain. Rotors appear to be 16-17" could not get close enough to measure or crawl under the car, will re-post when more info available.

03-15-2004, 09:24 PM

03-15-2004, 10:17 PM
With the regular XLR at 75Kish, the XLR-V will have to be in the neighborhood of 85-90K. And the next Z06 corvette will likely be faster for around 60K. Not much chance of picking off corvette buyers at that price. They're gunning for SL55 buyers.

03-16-2004, 08:24 PM

03-17-2004, 10:49 PM
There will be a V-series XLR, according to inside information, however, most likely not for the 05 model year. They are working on brakes and suspension engineering now, so it will be a while.

07-20-2004, 12:51 PM
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