No. XLR is dead by 2010-11. enjoy it while it's around.i wonder will there be a next generation?
The whole interior just looks dated. Worse yet, it's not sporty and it's about as well executed as something I would've expected from Buick five years ago. I see what you mean about the great big block of "wood" down there. Had they placed it elsewhere or used it a little more sparingly, just like the aluminum trim on the doors, it might not be so eye-catching. I think what's even worse is the black dash pad. It's so big/solid looking it's distracting and completely out of place (VW can do better). It looks like the color of the plastic around the gauges doesn't match up with the rest of the plastic either. Nice work.Is it just me, or does that wood placement look really bad? Especially around the center stack. I get the impression of that cheap stick on after market crap.
Hi Branden,XLR's problem is quite easy to understand really. In order to succeed in the market place at the price it sells for..it needs to be a better all around car than the Corvette. While it is better than Corvette in terms of luxury and comfort...it is a lesser car in every other mesurable detail..especially performance.
Put youself in the buyers shoes...
If some said for $80K you can have either a base Northstar powered XLR, or a LS7 powered Z06...I know what car wins 99 times out of hundred (no matter how old you are).
The other problem is..there is no prestige to owning a XLR. A Corvette is a Corvette..people grow up dreaming about buying one. On the other hand..no one has the same setiment about an XLR. In reality, if you buy an XLR...people will just snicker at you for spending Z06 money on a car that is slower, softer, and twice the price of a base Corvette.
Its really sad. This shot looks great. This is one beutiful automobile, no matter what clarkson saysNo. XLR is dead by 2010-11. enjoy it while it's around.
GM has failed the XLR.
at 440 hp, the XLR V has more horses than a regular corvetteGreat lookiing car..but it is underpowered against competition. Couldn't GM raise power of v version to at least 500 hp?
And if rumors are correct it cost close to what ZR1 will cost(which has almost 200 hp more). And since this is top model(v series is top cadillac models) it would be correct to compare it to other top models ..like mercedes AMG and BMW M.at 440 hp, the XLR V has more horses than a regular corvette