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Review: 2009 Cadillac XLR-V

It's not a good time to be any other car in Cadillac's lineup besides the CTS. While the brand's new sedan racks up accolades and fresh converts, the other vehicles wearing a wreath and crest badge stand around like the siblings that didn't grow up to be president. Then there's the 556-hp CTS-V, Cadillac's brand new halo car, a role that used to be played by the XLR hardtop convertible. The XLR has a V version, too, but it has only 443 units of whoopass under its hood. It was, however, refreshed for the 2009 model year and can now be found resting comfortably in the shadow created by ev... Read More

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    Shanghai Surprise: Cadillac CTS stunt team dazzles in China, Heinricy sets F1 track record [*UPDATED w/VIDEO]
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    Although things are understandably more than bit somber in General Motors' U.S. operations as of late, over in China, the mood is a bit more upbeat. The evidence? Check out this CTS stunt-driving exhibition held last weekend on Shanghai's Formula One circuit.According to GM's Cadillac Notes blog, some 19,000 fans gathered to watch the show and celebrate ...

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    Review: 2009 Cadillac XLR-V
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    It's not a good time to be any other car in Cadillac's lineup besides the CTS. While the brand's new sedan racks up accolades and fresh converts, the other vehicles wearing a wreath and crest badge stand around like the siblings that didn't grow up to be president. Then there's the 556-hp CTS-V, Cadillac's brand new halo car, a role that used to be ...

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    Pics Aplenty: 2009 Cadillac XLR and XLR-V
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    click above for more high-res images of the 2009 Cadillac XLR and XLR-VWhile 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 ...

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Cadillac XLR-V
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    Click above for more high-res spy shots of the 2009 Cadillac XLR-VSpy photographers have snapped the 2009 Cadillac XLR-V out testing, and it's clear that Caddy's premium hard-top convertible is getting a refresh for next year. Though the front end is obscured by covering, spy photog Chris Doane claims the grille is still wire mesh, and we presume it will be ...

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    Semi-Exclusive Cadillac ad: XLR-V's a Punkrocker, who knew?
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    The Jalop among us managed to get their hands on an exclusive new Cadillac ad that's set to debut this weekend. They got the exclusive through undisclosed covert means, so we're calling this post a semi-exclusive once removed from total exclusivity. The ad is meant to sell the hotness we know as the XLR-V, and does so by taking us on a trip down memory ...

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    Cadillac set to fortify European lineup
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    The all-new Cadillac Escalade will be the first vehicle to hit the ground in Europe as the American luxo-marque initiates stage two of its European invasion. It'll appear in showrooms at the end of the year, joined by the all-wheel-drive STS, which will be offered for the first time. Also in '06, the Cadillac BLS gets a 6-speed manual and the automatic is ...

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    Cadillac launches virtual V-Series models for Xbox 360
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    Cadillac announced Monday that it is offering the first free downloadable content pack for the Xbox 360 version of Project Gotham Racing 3. The free Caddys cover the high-performance V-Series: the CTS-V, STS-V and XLR-V models.Gamers who are quick enough to put a Caddy in the top 100 on the Full F1 Ciruit version of the Nurburgring via Xbox Live will gain ...

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    Michael Jordan breaks down and finally buys American
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    The greatest basketball player ever to play the game has an obsession with autos. Michael Jordan owns 40 cars in his personal collection, though not one of them wears the badge of an American brand. That changed recently as Cadillac’s general manager Jim Taylor personally delivered MJ the keys to a brand new Cadillac XLR-V.Inside Line reports that ...

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