DAILY EDITION: May
by TCC Team (5/22/2003)
Caddy CTSv to hit 500 hp?
It was designed to evoke a very different era – a time when Cadillac truly set the standard of the world of luxury cars. Now, after a seemingly interminable wait, the Evoq concept car is ready to hit the road, albeit in renamed form as the Caddy XLR.
Largely based on the Corvette chassis and powered by an updated version of the highly-regarded Northstar V-8, XLR has some credible credentials. But it’s also going up against some of the world’s best and most desirable products, such as the striking Mercedes-Benz SL roadster and the quirky but popular Lexus SC430. To see if Caddy’s new roadster can compete, TheCarConnection took a jaunt to Phoenix, where temperatures hovered well over 100 degrees – hot enough to fry a chicken, never mind the egg, on the pavement.
2004 Cadillac XLREnlarge Photo