2006 Cadillac XLR-V
The Cadillac XLR V-Series is the third V from General Motors' Performance Division-and we're told the best so far. XLR-V gets the same 4.4-liter, 440-hp, 425-lb-ft supercharged V8 that first appeared in the STS V-Series last fall, along with a rear-mounted six-speed automatic transmission and a host of chassis upgrades. Engineers tell us to expect a combination of luxury roadster refinement and NŘrburgring-burning handling and power. XLR-V goes on sale by spring 2006.