XLR-V

A performance-packed V edition of the XLR, fitted with a supercharged 4.4-liter V-8 that develops 443 hp at 6,400 rpm and 414 pounds-feet of torque at 3,600 rpm, goes on sale for 2006. A new six-speed-automatic transmission incorporates Performance Algorithm Shifting and Performance Algorithm Liftfoot systems, along with Driver Shift Control for manually selected gear changes.

Unique XLR-V design features include polished wire-mesh upper and lower grilles, a sculpted hood, four stainless-steel exhaust tips and 10-spoke aluminum wheels with a sterling silver finish. Zingana wood interior trim complements leather seats with perforated suede fabric inserts. The car has a rear stabilizer bar and a larger front stabilizer bar.

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