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.
Cadillac XLR Drifting
Friend of mine at Cup Cake Meet #9 letting someone with the know-how drift
(or at least try) his XLR.
Mazda RX-7 Crash at 225 MPH!!
Bonneville Salt Flats:
3rd gen Mazda RX-7 race car trying to beat the land speed record for a
At this speed, the tire patch that is touching the ground is LESS than the
width of your index finger across each tire.
Furthermore each patch is encountering dust and small sand-like particles
often. If you could keep the pace with this car and remain standing next
to it, you could reach over and push it away from you sideways with little
The announcer claims that an additional burst of oxygen in the fuel causes
a loss of control, but in all likelyhood, the wind just changes ever so
slightly, or began to blow (even lightly) and it was actually this that
nudged the cars nose off by just enough to start a flat spin.
Yes, a flat spin, like an airplane goes into!
No rudder on this vehicle, so no control!
240 mph Crash (Team Arrow)
If you liked this video and wonder how Team Arrow made this record breaking
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Team Arrow ,from Windsor Ontario Canada is Home of the Worlds Fastest
Fastest one mile average 228.58 mph August 18, 2006
World Record S-G 650 210.728mph August 4, 2004.
This was the last run for Team Arrow, things seemed to be going great. Then
at 240 mph just after mile 4 the tire just separated sending Team arrow
The Arrow's On-board sensors automatically shut off the engine, shut off
the fuel flow, trigger the halogen bottle in the rider compartment, and pop
the twin parachute to ensure that the bike slows in a straight line rather
than rolling repeatedly or flipping end to end, either which could have
ended in injury or death for the rider.
The system works ! just ask Gary Hensley who pilots the bike.
Gary Hensley survived this crash, shaken but not injured, aside from
having been packed in salt when the rider compartment hatch cover was
Special thanks to Bob Williams for allowing me to edit and post Team
Arrow's video, they are a true world class team . Stay tuned for more
A Little History of Bonneville Salt Flats.
The area was named after Benjamin Bonneville, a US army officer who
explored the area.
The flats were first recognized for their potential as a speed-testing
ground by Bill Rishel, who in 1896 had cycled across the area to win a
competition run by the newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst. In 1907
Rishel and two local businessmen tested the suitability of the salt for
driving on by taking a Pierce Arrow onto the surface of the flats.
A railway line across the Bonneville Salt Flats was completed in 1910,
marking the first permanent crossing.
The use of the salt flats as a speedway began in 1914 with Teddy Tetzlaff's
run there which exceeded the land speed record, although the new record was
not officially recognised.
Rishel continued to promote the area for racing, and in 1927 Ab Jenkins
raced against a train over a 125-mile (201 km) stretch between Salt Lake
City and Wendover. Jenkins went on to set up a 10-mile (16 km) circular
course on the salt which he used to establish
24 hour records in 1932 and 1933.
The area became internationally famous in 1935 when Malcolm Campbell set a
new land speed record, making him the first to break the 300 mph (480 km/h)
mark. For the next 35 years, nearly all land speed records were set at the
salt flats.The Bonneville Salt Flats are a 159 square mile (412 km²) salt
flat in northwestern Utah. The depth of the salt has been recorded at 6
feet (1.8 m) in many areas. A remnant of the ancient Lake
Bonneville of glacial times, the salt flats are now public land managed by
the Bureau of Land Management. It is the largest of many salt flats located
west of the Great Salt Lake.
Each rainfall erases tire marks and flattens the densely-packed salt pan
that is inhospitable to plants. The area is extremely flat and aligned
nearly perfectly with the shape of Earth
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Bonneville Salt flats in 2010.
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
John Cobb and E.T. Eyston Racing at the Salt Flats
Film from Collection A0185 Joseph Howard McGibbeny Audio Visual Collection.
This film is titled "the Mormon Meteor does it's thing." The problem is
there is no Mormon Meteor in this film. This instead looks to be John R.
Cobb and Capt. George E.T. Eyston Racing their cars, the Railton and
Thunderbolt at the Bonneville Salt Flats. This item is protected by
copyright. For more information regarding this film, please contact the
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hard-charging, performance-bred, front-engine, transaxle-transferred, RWD
It's got swagger, style and stunning good looks.
It's like the Great Gatsby of Cadillacs.
It's so "have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too" American that the "Hemingway of
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Cadillac XLR-V--D&M Motorsports Video Test Drive and Review 2012 Chris Moran
Cadillac XLR-V--D&M Motorsports Video Test Drive and Review with Chris
Moran. Presented by D&M Motorsports.
For those who wanted to go really fast and be coddled while doing it,
Cadillac created the XLR-V convertible, which was produced from 2006 to
2009. The V at the end of the car's moniker indicated that it was a
performance variant of Cadillac's XLR, but it could've easily stood for
viciously quick and very luxurious.
Viciously quick came courtesy of this Cadillac's supercharged V8, which
could send you hurtling from zero to 60 in less than 5 seconds. Taking a
cue from European ultraluxury manufacturers, Cadillac gave each V8 a
personal touch, with each being built from start to finish by a single
craftsman. Very luxurious was the end result of the wealth of standard
features that came on the Cadillac XLR-V roadster. Adaptive cruise control,
heated steering wheel, head-up display and a voice-activated navigation
system are just a few examples of the latter.
Unfortunately, the XLR-V just didn't stack up to its similarly priced
rivals from Germany, Britain and even within General Motors itself. The
XLR-V may have been vicious, but it lacked the slick handling, high levels
of refinement and interior furnishings others offered.
Most Recent Cadillac XLR-V
Designed to facilitate wind-tousled tresses and sun-kissed cheeks, the
Cadillac XLR-V was available only as a two-seat convertible with a
retractable hardtop. Aside from its high-performance innards, this special
XLR was distinguished from its less spirited sibling by a unique front
grille and a sculpted hood designed to accommodate the 443-horsepower V8's Supercharger. Sent to the rear wheels via a
manually shiftable six-speed automatic, all that thrust was good enough to
catapult the XLR-V to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds.
The XLR-V came one way -- fully loaded and was essentially unchanged during
its four-year production run. Perks like Bluetooth phone connectivity,
heated leather seats and adaptive cruise control were all standard. The
XLR-V's power-retractable hardtop could go from closed to open (and
vice-versa) in about 30 seconds. Though the XLR-V's interior was
attractive, trimmed with gleaming aluminum accents and burnished exotic
wood, it was still subpar compared to its similarly priced rivals. Also,
the cockpit was somewhat tight for taller drivers and cargo room was
limited as well.
During our time in the XLR-V, we found ourselves swept away on a wave of
raw power as the XLR was eager to leap to attention at the slightest tap of
the throttle. Its Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension was tuned to be
sportier than it was on the standard XLR and indeed provided sharper
handling seemingly with no penalty in ride comfort. But compared to its
more athletic and refined European rivals, the XLR-V still came up a bit
short as its steering was overly heavy and its handling wasn't as agile.