2009 Cadillac XLR-V Supercharged Start Up, Exhaust, Short Drive, and In Depth Tour
Pardon the voiceovers, had to fix some scenes that got destroyed by wind.
The day I filmed this car was one of the worst I've been through in a
while, thanks! In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2009
Cadillac XLR-V. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and
exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and
noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine
and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under
acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
New Ferrari 599 GTO V12 Extreme Sound w/ Downshift !
My brother called me and said there was a 599 GTO in our town (Hengelo). I
immediately went to this lovely car, and made some footage's. After a few
minutes, the owner arrived and drove, together with his friends in a Q7 V12
and a Porsche 997 GT3, away with a lovely soundtrack. Nice detail; The
person in the Q7 V12 is a famous Dutch (ex) F1-driver; Christijan Albers. I
hope you will like this video
Cadillac XLR Drifting
Friend of mine at Cup Cake Meet #9 letting someone with the know-how drift
(or at least try) his XLR.
-4.6L Northstar V8 VVT
-320 hp at 6,400 rpm and 310 lb-ft at 4,400 rpm
0-60: 5.8 seconds
Top Track Speed:
Transmission Drive System:
Hydra-Matic 6L50-E 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and
electronically controlled shifts with Driver Shift Control (clutchless
EPA estimated 15 mpg city, 24 mpg highway
2004 Cadillac XLR Retractable Hardtop Convertible
I thought you'd like a look at this beautiful 2004 Cadillac XLR. It is a
convertible that features a very cool retractable hardtop. This car was
built for performance and comfort. The exterior is painted in Crimson Pearl
with a black leather interior. The XLR was built on the same platform as
the Corvette but had a $30k premium over the Corvette. This car is powered
by Cadillac's Northstar 32 valve V8 with 320 h.p. mated to a 5 speed
automatic transmission. This combination will give you 25 mpg on the
highway. The XLR has only 42,000 original miles with less than 1k miles on
the new tires. This car has power everything! Options include: Power
Windows, Power Locks, Power Heated Seats, AM/FM/CD player, GPS and Push
Button start to name a few. For some fun in the sun all this Caddy asks for
is a touch of a button and the Power Retractable hard top disappears!
Thanks for taking a look!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, MO
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
Bonneville Salt Flats: Automotive heaven
We found a place where the automobile is king and speed is the one true
god. It's a piece of land shaped roughly like a frying pan—flat and
hot—bordered by mountains, and crusted in fine white granules of salt.
To get there, drive west for about an hour and a half from Salt Lake City,
Utah on the I-80 towards Reno. Drive past the vast pools of sulfur, where
there's no escaping the smell of rotten eggs. Take exit No.4 and keep going
until the road ends. You'll feel a bump as the wheels of your car drop off
the edge of the pavement and then start rolling across the Bonneville Salt
Welcome to gearhead heaven.
THE '09 CADILLAC XLR HARDTOP CONVERTIBLE
This brand new Cadillac XLR is a supercharged Northstar engine mated to a 6
speed automatic. The 443 horsepower, 4.6 litre engine
can propel this car 0 - 60 m.p.h in 4.6 seconds! Almost hard to believe.
Top speed on this baby is recorded to be 155 m.p.h. Amazingly enough, to
achieve a 50 / 50 weight distribution, the transmission is mounted in the
rear! The XLR features four wheel anti-lock brakes, side impact air bags
that provide head and thorax protection, electronic vehicle stability
control, and traction control. The tuck away hardtop lowers to convert the
Caddy to a convertible. How about gas mileage? That is rated at 24 m.p.g.
on the highway and 15 in the city. The manufacturer's suggested retail
price is $ 86,215 but most likely one can buy one of these new in the $50 -
$60 thousand range. This is quite a car. Way to go GM!
Racing Bonneville On a $300 Craigslist Motorcycle - /RideApart
"You don't have to spend a million bucks to fulfill your dreams. I bought a
bike for $300, got it running and entered it in a race I'd always dreampt
Bonneville is an epic thing that brings out all kinds of speed contraptions
and it was an honor to ride an old 1986 Honda VFR750 in the
Run-Whatcha-Brung class and pretend to be like my childhood heroes.
If I can do it, anyone can." — Jamie Robinson
For more on motorcycles, visit http://RideApart.com
Speed By Spectre plans to introduce their Streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2009
The Speed By Spectre Streamliner, being built to run over 400mph at the
Bonneville Salt Flats. In 2005, Amir Rosenbaum, founder of Spectre
Performance, began his quest for speed by running a Ferrari F40 at the
famed Bonneville Salt Flats. Although close to setting a record, the F40
was not the ideal car for this venue. Amir and the Ferrari have competed
in several other venues prior to this, currently holding the record at the
historic Virginia City Hillclimb in Nevada, but its a Bonneville record he
really wants. With this in mind, Amir and Speed By Spectre have set out to
build a Streamliner, or what they call their Speedliner. Currently in the
construction phase at Performance Fabrication in San Carlos, California,
the Speedliner will run in the BGS (Blown Gas Streamliner), Engine Class
AA. With the goal of making this the first gasoline powered vehicle to run
on the salt at over 400mph, Amir and Speed By Spectre have their sites set
on a new world record in 2009. Check our website and forum for frequent
updates on the Speedliners progress at www.speedbyspectre.com
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Mickey Thompson Breaks 400 MPH Speed Barrirer
Thompson's life in the fast lane provides ample material for the
filmmakers. From the drag strips, to desert racing to land speed record
challenges, to car building, designing and race promotion Thompson earned
his place as a certified automotive icon.
He started calling himself the Fastest American on Wheels in 1958 after
setting a record of 194 miles per hour. His goal was to break the world
record of 394.2 miles per hour set in 1947. He began to build a world land
speed record car -- the Challenger 1.
Thompson took his new car out to the Bonneville Salt Flats on October 6,
1959 and piloted it to a World Speed Record of 363.48 miles per hour. He
also set a world speed record in A/BFS Class that remained unbeaten
until1990 when Al Teague broke it at 389.372 miles per hour in his
In 1960, Thompson returned to the Bonneville Salt Flats with a modified
Challenger 1 for another record attempt. Its four 410 cubic-inch engines
secured his title when he set a new American record at 330.51 miles per
hour. He bested the world speed with a run at 407 miles per hour (which
was faster than any man had drive
a car before) but crashed before he could make a second run and thus secure
the official record.
The Challenger 1 had its last record run two year later on July 24, 1962.
The poor conditions of the salt flats halted the first attempt because he
couldnt get any traction as the car bounced on the salt bed. He found a
smoother part of the Flats for another run and turned in a speed of 357
mph. But he announced that the Challengers days on the Salt Flats were
2008 FR500C Ford Mustang GT at Bonneville Salt Flats
A 2008 FR500C, driven by Danny Thompson on behalf of Hajek Motorsports,
ventured out to set a new land speed record. The FR500C Mustang achieved 251.74 officially,
but needed to repeat the speed to lock down the record. The team is
planning to go back to the Flats in October to capture the record. For the
full story, go to http://www.fordracingparts.com/announcements/news85.asp