Road Tests Real world tests of XLR-V vs CTS-V

0-60mph

XLR-V
4.9 s
CTS-V
3.9 s

Top speed

XLR-V
155 mph
CTS-V
190 mph

0-100mph

XLR-V
10.9 s
CTS-V
8.7 s

1/4 mile

XLR-V
13 s
CTS-V
11.9 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Cadillac XLR-V

Reasons to consider the
Cadillac XLR-V

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Lighter curb weight 3,859 lb vs 4,356 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Higher redline 6,700 RPM vs 6,200 RPM Around 10% more revs
Side view of Cadillac CTS-V

Reasons to consider the
Cadillac CTS-V

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Faster top speed 190 mph vs 155 mph 35 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 11.9 s vs 13 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 8.7 s vs 10.9 s More than 20% faster to 100mph
More torque 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM vs 415 ft-lb @ 3,600 RPM Around 35% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 444 HP @ 6,400 RPM More than 25% stronger engine
Bigger engine 6,200 cc vs 4,400 cc More than 40% bigger engine
Faster to 200kph 14 s vs 18.7 s More than 25% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

XLR-V  vs
CTS-V 
Brand Cadillac Cadillac
Year 2006 2009

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.69 lb/hp 7.83 lb/hp
Maximum hp 444 HP @ 6,400 RPM 556 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 415 ft-lb @ 3,600 RPM 553 ft-lb @ 6,200 RPM
Max RPM 6,700 RPM 6,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 4,400 cc 6,200 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Supercharger Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.58 in / 3.31 in 4.06 in / 3.62 in
Valvetrain DOHC Overhead valve (OHV)
Valves per cylinder 4 2

road tests

XLR-V  vs
CTS-V 
Top speed 155 mph 190 mph
1/4 mile 13 s 11.9 s
0-60mph 4.9 s 3.9 s
0-100mph 10.9 s 8.7 s
0-200kph 18.7 s 14 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/StabiliTrak Stability Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 6
Axle ratio 2.56:1 3.73:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 216 483/? 229
Rear wheels 483/? 216 483/? 241

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,859 lb 4,356 lb
Width 72.3 in 72.5 in
Height 50.4 in 58 in
Length 177.7 in 191.6 in
Front track width 61.6 in 61.8 in
Wheelbase 105.7 in 113.4 in
Cadillac XLR-V
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