Cadillac XLR-V – 0-60 in less than 5 seconds – 2006

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2006 Cadillac XLR-V – in less than 5 seconds

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The 2006 Cadillac XLR-V the newest addition to the luxury growing family of high-performance vehicles †establishes a new for the ultra-luxury class of high-performance in power, performance and personal

Like its mainstream XLR sibling, the combines distinctively bold with contemporary luxury, technologies, rear-wheel-drive performance, and 50/50 weight distribution for balance and vehicle dynamics yet it does so on an entirely different

* Equipped with a supercharged engine and rear-mounted six-speed transmission, the high-performance luxury effectively delivers 0-to-60 in under 5 seconds;

* Exterior and appointments clearly identify the as a V-Series family member, application of a signature wire-mesh larger 19-inch wheels at all corners, and ebony wood and accents throughout the interior;

* refinements enable surefootedness on the or the track and include larger stabilizer bars, wheels and a performance-calibrated Magnetic Ride (MR) system;

* An Adaptive Lighting system, a first-time on a Cadillac, which automatically headlamp direction up to 15-degrees for night driving vision.

* XLR, the XLR-V will be at GM’s state-of-the-art, award-winning Green assembly center.

Northstar engine

At the heart of the is the new, 4.4-liter version of the engine outfitted with a displacement intercooled supercharger. The overhead cam (DOHC) V-8 engine the highest horsepower rating of any engine to date.

Called the Northstar V-8 SC (supercharged), the produces 440 horsepower (328 kW) at rpm and 425 lb.-ft. (576 Nm) torque at rpm (power and torque figures †and the engine’s power is by its ability to deliver 90 percent of its torque between 2200 and rpm.

The Northstar V-8 SC generates 120 (90 kW) and 115 lb.-ft. (156 Nm) of torque than its naturally aspirated while its specific output of makes it one of the world’s highest output production V-8 engines.

the Northstar V-8 SC used in the XLR-V is than just power and The DOHC engine includes valve timing that outstanding top-end performance maintaining the expected refinement and associated with a luxury

The aggressive torque curve by the choice of a supercharged engine the XLR-V acceleration capable of it firmly in the under-5-second-club for 0-to-60 †a signature capability of vehicles.

The refined shift is enabled by careful electronic of both the engine and transmission. shifts, power is instantaneously then ramped back up to make gear changes unnoticeable.

Air induction exhaust

The air system on the XLR-V was redesigned to packaging needs created by the engine and addition of the supercharger.

These modifications increased the of air to the engine by 30 percent, funneling it the front air intake over the and to the supercharger via two ducts, which into one prior to reaching the so only one mass air flow is required.

The system was designed to be as flowing as possible, bringing in the amount of air to the supercharger. Each has been carefully tuned to supercharger whine and resonance in to achieve the most pleasing sound quality.

The exhaust features a unique muffler which effectively combines the of a more conventional muffler a high-performance flow-through design. In to keep sound levels at a throaty pitch during driving on streets and expressways, the is routed through a series of chambers that muffle levels. During more driving, a vacuum-actuated Pierburg in the muffler opens to allow exhaust flow-through.

There are perforations in the pipe to allow dissipation into the other chambers, but the overall effect is to backpressure and increase power.

automatic transmission

The Northstar V-8 SC is to the all-new Hydra-Matic 6L80 automatic transmission †the use of General Motors’ new six-speed in a rear-mounted configuration.

The 6L80 the only transmission offered on the †is one of the most technologically automatic transmissions in the industry, clutch-to-clutch operation and an advanced 32-bit transmission controller to smooth and precise shifts. In a wide 6.04:1 overall spread enhances performance and economy.

The 6L80 also incorporates a of advanced driving enhancement including advanced Performance Shifting (PAS), Performance Liftfoot (PAL), and Driver Control (DSC).

PAS lets the transmission controller override the gear selection during throttle high lateral maneuvers, rapidly downshifting the release of the torque converter for smooth powering up when the is reopened. PAL minimizes transmission during closed throttle and cornering to maintain the correct and alleviate “busyness.” Driver Control allows the driver to shift gears manually via the lever.

Performance-tuned chassis

Chassis modifications found on the when compared to its mainstream include larger brakes; Magnetic Ride Control larger front stabilizer bar and the of a rear stabilizer bar; rear lower control arm larger wheels and tires; a steering fluid cooler; and a fuel pump.

The most change is in the braking system to strong stopping power and confident brake operation, with the increased power and capabilities of the XLR-V.

To achieve chassis engineers turned to J55 essentially the same application in the Z51 Corvette with larger rotors and high-performance brake Front rotors are 13.4-inches mm) in diameter; rear rotors are (330.2 mm). The thickness of the cheeks on both the front and has been increased for added capacity.

The brake system incorporates front calipers, and single-piston calipers.

Magnetic Ride on the XLR-V has been recalibrated to for the enhanced handling characteristics the surpercharged performance demands. The seeks to keep the body on an plane at all times, giving a comfortable ride by dramatically disturbances to the vehicle body.

The MR †combined with a front stabilizer bar, the of a rear stabilizer bar, and rear control arm bushings subtly changes the driving of the XLR-V when compared to the XLR. Another V-Series is a four channel/four-selection mode control system (StabiliTrak), the driver to switch between stability settings, including a performance mode for the performance

Wheels and tires have increased in size for enhanced to 235/45R-19 on the front and 255/40R -19 The tires are Pirelli run flats.

strategies for high performance

To the increased demands of the XLR-V and power steering systems, a of enhancements were made in the systems to assure the vehicle can its full performance potential meeting all the expectations for refinement and expected in an ultra-luxury roadster. enhancements include:

* Auxiliary oil cooler (EOC);

* Auxiliary oil cooler (TOC);

* Large cooler inlet and outlet

* Dedicated supercharger radiator;

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* Power steering fluid which consists of a tube with wire bristles, it an appearance similar to a hairbrush. more traditional finned the bristle design allows air to through the cooler from all creating more efficient and cooling;

* Louvers have added in the wheel liners the auxiliary coolers to exit air the coolers and to help improve cooling.

* V -Series styling

Styling modifications have a more aggressive character to the in keeping with its enhanced capabilities, while retaining an of refined elegance. Exterior and design refinements include:

* wire mesh upper and front grilles, a V-Series

* Aggressively sculpted hood marking the XLR-V as a supercharged-powerhouse. the dome is enclosed and does not additional air into the engine, its is to make room for the supercharger;

* New aluminum wheel design sterling silver finish;

* V-Series and Supercharged badging subtly proclaims the XLR-V’s including “XLR-V” and “Supercharged” on the front fenders, doors and lid;

* Four polished steel exhaust tips;

* finish brake calipers machined V-Series logo;

* exterior color offerings: Red, Black Raven and Platinum;

* Zingana Wood, an wood with a distinctive is used on the shifter knob, cup area, steering wheel, and on of the door and center console;

* The upper portion of the interior is with either shale or as the dominant lower color, a sense of quiet, restrained

* Ebony leather with stitching wraps interior throughout, from the top of the IP, and roll to the door trim, arm rests, console and steering wheel;

* The supple leather seats French stitching are either all or shale with matching suede fabric inserts on the seats and accent trim on the panels;

* Aluminum accent throughout the interior, from the plates to the center stack plate surrounding the radio and wheel accents, are in a new Kinetic

* V -Series badging highlights the cluster and passenger side

Adaptive Forward Lighting

The is the first Cadillac to be equipped AFS, an advanced forward system that uses to determine speed and steering angle input in determining how and how far to turn the headlamps for improved driving vision.

Using a motor and controller, the system is of turning the headlamps from ahead to 15-degrees inboard and outboard on each lamp, work in tandem.

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