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2005 Cadillac XLR Luxury Sportscar

New Car Overview of the 2005 Cadillac XLR Premium Sportscar

New Car Overview of the 2005 Cadillac XLR Premium Sportscar

Description: Premium Sportscar
Base MSRP Range: $75,835
Invoice Price Range: $70,147
Where built: USA

Built on a rigid rear-wheel-drive (RWD) platform also used for Chevrolet's racy Corvette, the two-seat Cadillac sports car wears keen body forms in the package of a luxurious hardtop coupe that drops its lid with the push of a console switch. The conversion event, which consumes less than 30 seconds, lowers side-glass windows, lifts the metal lid with electromechanical muscle, and tucks it neatly into the trunk, leaving a smooth and flat bonnet trailing integrated roll bars positioned behind seatbacks.

XLR's exterior theme of chiseled lines extends into the cockpit with sculptured bucket seats covered in leather and trim work in polished aluminum metal plus lacquered wood.

Go power stems from a NorthStar 4.6-liter, V8 engine with 4-cam, variable valve timing (VVT). It develops 320-hp through a 5-speed automatic transmission with a gated shifter on the console.

XLR's driver may view instruments as reflected off the windshield in a head-up display that includes digital data indicating the vehicle's speed, real-world clock time and functions of the audio equipment and active cruise control. The issues of 2005 offer wood cockpit trim in light or dark eucalyptus and a new body paint shade called Blue Steel.