January 3, 2003
Cadillac XLR sports car unveiled
Los Angeles, California – Cadillac unveiled its new 2004 XLR luxury sports car, a two-seater with a retractable hardtop convertible based on the Corvette platform.
The XLR features the first use of the 4.6 litre Northstar V8 engine in a rear-wheel-drive configuration. The interior design includes unique eucalyptus wood and aluminum accents. The gauges are designed in conjunction with Italian luxury brand Bvlgari. Features include a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, Magnetic Ride Control, StabiliTrak, heated and cooled seats, keyless access with push-button start and DVD entertainment.
The XLR is based on the Evoq concept car, first unveiled at the 1999 North American International Auto Show.