Cadillac seems to become a new member of the supercar family. After they clocked the fastest time for a sedan on the Nürburgring last month, we now received details on their two-seat cabriolet. The XLR will be in the dealers showroom by July next year. Those who really like this car will have the choice between two V8 engines. One offcourse a little bit more potent than the other one. The standard XLR will have a 4.6 liter V8 with 320 bhp and the XLR-V will runn on a supercharged 4.4 liter V8 producing 443 bhp. The looks have changed slightly with new fog-lights and the air-intake in the hood. You can read the full press-release after the jump…
In anticipation of a July on-sale date, Cadillac has unveiled its updated 2009 XLR roadster. As anticipated, Cadillac’s flagship model will only see slight revisions, with many of its styling cues derived from the new Cadillac CTS sedan.
For 2009, the XLR will only be offered in two trim levels – Platinum and the high-performance XLR-V. Powerplants will remain the same, with the Platinum trim level using Cadillac’s tried and true 320 horsepower 4.6L Northstar V8 and the V retaining its 443 horsepower supercharged 4.4L V8.
Exterior changes include new front and rear fascias, new fog lights and updated grilles. Although some prototype XLRs were seen sans side vents, they will be a standard feature on the new car. Both models will also use the power bulge hood previously reserved for the XLR-V model.
The XLR’s interior will also get a revision, with an Alcantara™ headliner, new leather used on the upper instrument panel and a revised instrument cluster. Bluetooth is also integrated into the new XLR.
Cadillac hasn’t released an exact date for when the refreshed XLR will begin showing up in dealer showrooms, but it will be sometime next month.