2006 Cadillac XLR
While cruising through the 2006 Houston Auto Show, I spent some time investigating the Cadillac XLR, mostly because sports cars always fascinate me as do the people who buy them. So who would buy a Cadillac XLR? To me, the car screams of masculinity and power.
It’s an awesome car that comes with an awesome price tag (suggested retail starts at $77,295) and includes all the fine luxuries expected with an attention grabbing vehicle.
Some of its features include:
6L 310 hp, Northstar, V8 engine
Magnetic Ride Control (Computer-controlled suspension system and adjustable monotube performance shock absorbers)
adaptive forward lighting which provides illumination in the direction of steering (which is old technology – Tucker developed this in the 50’s.)
Nine speaker surround sound system
Other features include
18-inch aluminum wheels
Power retractable roof
Keyless access (designed by Bvlgari)
Adaptive Cruise Control
Rainsense automatic wipers with moisture detection and much more.
With 27.6 inches of head room, 42.6 inches of leg room and 54.3 in. shoulder room, to me the 2006 Cadillac XLR compares to Corvette. Pretty much the same look, same interior space, comparible horsepower and caters to the same type of drivers. Will it be around as long as the Vette, and have a loyal following like the Vette…I think not.