• Jun 9th 2008 at 4:27PM
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click above for more high-res images of the 2009 Cadillac XLR and XLR-V

While Cadillac released information on the freshened XLR roadster last week, all we had to look at was a single photo. Well, now we can see the rest of it. XLR.net has gotten hold of several more shots of the halo Caddy in both the standard Platinum trim and in rodded-up V-Series form (above). We were most curious to see the updated interior, but one look is all it takes to see that it's fundamentally unchanged. The gauges simply trade their rounder, Bulgari-designed numerals for a look that's in keeping with what you'll find in other Caddys. The steering wheel is also switched out, and the XLR gets the same unit you'll find in the current CTS. Everything else? It's pretty much the same -- nice, but not done up to the level of the less expensive CTS. For that, we'll have to wait for the next XLR, assuming there is a next XLR.

We already covered the new grille for the base car in our earlier post, as well as the new side vents. The V-Series, however, retains the mesh look in front, as expected. Out back, the XLR Platinum gets a pair of cartoonishly-wide exhaust outlets that appear to be part of the rear bumper cover. The V soldiers on with its Vette-like quad pipes. The XLR is a nice car that turns heads, and the V-Series absolutely hauls ass and sounds great doing it. But $100K (for the V) is a lot to ask for any Cadillac, especially one that still hosts an interior that, while attractive, doesn't meet the high design standard set by the entry-level CTS.

[Source: XLR Net]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I think it's quite a good looking car, but for that much cash, the interior really needs to look and feel exotic and well made, no squeaks etc. and no cheap materials
      • 7 Years Ago
      • 7 Years Ago
      This car sells for $100K ? I know the US dollar is falling, but don't know it falls so fast.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Why is that odd? Priced an LS lately?

        The SL550 is $100K.
        The cheapest AMG (similar idea as the V-series) is $133K.

        For this, it's $80K (non-V) and $100K (V).
      • 7 Years Ago
      They ruined it with the stupid chrome thing on the side.

      Totally ruins the profile and sleek look.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why would I ever spend 100k dollars on a brand new 2002/09 XLR? Ridiculous.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i would actually prefer this over the SL
      in my opinion, its a little better looking and in my area much rarer
      though I'm not a big MB fan anyways
      • 7 Years Ago
      I was just looking at these "new" pictures... of .... the XLR and....zzzzz...zzzzzz....zzzzzz..... Oh! Sorry! I dosed off.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Meh, I rather have the SL550/63.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why buy the XLR? Other than having the hardtop.....a regular Corvette Convertible has a nicer interior and better performance for tens of thousands less.

      Heck, even the XLR-V is outperformed by a stock LS3 Vette.

      I can't wait for them to offer the LSA in this car.....now that would change the game substantially!!!!
        • 7 Years Ago
        This car is really for a different audience. It might not be the best value but I still think it is one of the greatest looking cars around on the outside. Still it could use some more aggression in its styling
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