The Cadillac XLR was no Luxury Corvette

Sedan

Nor was it a particularly good flagship model.

The Cadillac XLR had good intentions, but it never quite lived up to what it should have been. Based off the C5 Corvette, the XLR was supposed to be a luxury grand tourer that could compete with the likes of the Mercedes SL and the BMW 6 Series. Powered by a Northstar V8 with 320 horsepower, the XLR wasn’t a bad car, but it wasn’t a great one and considering it carried a high sticker price it should have been more refined. It looked pretty good inside and out, but considering its Euro competition, the XLR just didn’t quite hack it in the end.

You Might Also Like
Why We Really Need Supercars
Why We Really Need Supercars
This Is What Kia Should Do To Create A Sportier Forte
This Is What Kia Should Do To Create A Sportier Forte
Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

What's Hot