Cadillac XLR-V 

  • 2006
  • 444 HP 4.4L
  • 155 mph
In supercharged form, the XLR- V wears 19-inch wheels and rubber, but with nothing like the width found on its Corvette cousins.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2006)
The XLR- V goes pretty much where it's pointed, and the chassis geometries reveal no serious handling vices.
by Car and Driver (Mar, 2006)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Cadillac XLR-V


4.9 s
Corvette Z06
3.6 s
911 Turbo
3.9 s

Top speed

155 mph
Corvette Z06
198 mph
911 Turbo
192 mph


10.9 s
911 Turbo
8 s
Corvette Z06
8.3 s

1/4 mile

13 s
911 Turbo
11.4 s
11.9 s

Data points Key details of the Cadillac XLR-V


444 HP
Solstice GXP
260 HP


415 ft-lb
Solstice GXP
261 ft-lb
553 ft-lb

In The News From around the web


Cadillac XLR-V
Exterior and interior design refinements include: * Polished wire mesh upper and lower front grilles, a V-Series signature; * Aggressively sculpted hood instantly marking the XLR-V as a supercharged-powerhouse.
Styling modifications have imparted a more aggressive character to the XLR-V in keeping with its enhanced performance capabilities, while retaining an aura of refined elegance.

2006 Cadillac XLR-V - Top Speed
Like its mainstream XLR sibling, the Cadillac XLR-V combines distinctively bold styling with contemporary luxury, ingenious technologies, rear-wheel-drive performance, and near 50/50 weight distribution for enhanced balance and vehicle dynamics yet it does so on an entirely different level.
The exhaust system features a unique muffler design, which effectively combines the construction of a more conventional muffler with a high-performance flow-through design.

Cadillac XLR-V

Car & Driver News
Although the supercharged powertrain and accouterments such as bigger brakes, wheels, and tires are likely to add to the curb weight, Cadillac is forecasting a 0-to-60-mph time of “under five seconds,” although how much under remains to be seen.
The XLR-V should be easy to distinguish from the XLR, due to the raised center section of the hood, which shelters supercharger-related hardware, and the trademark V-series mesh grille.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Cadillac
Year 2006

power & handling

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


Displacement 4,400 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor Supercharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.58 in / 3.31 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 155 mph
1/4 mile 13 s
0-60mph 4.9 s
0-100mph 10.9 s
0-200kph 18.7 s


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Axle ratio 2.56:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,859 lb
Width 72.3 in
Height 50.4 in
Length 177.7 in
Front track width 61.6 in
Wheelbase 105.7 in
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