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Cadillac XLR-V at Lime Rock

By Gunnar Heinrich | IMG by Larry Henrikson for Automobiles De Luxe

TRACK time at Lime Rock is a precious commodity.

Like oil, it was once free-flowing and easy to come by. But when a heightened awareness met an increased demand, the track has begun to command a value in minutes like traders price out gold in ounces.

So, when we initially told colleagues that we were going to test out a new Cadillac on Northwestern Connecticut’s premier race course (the Constitution State only has two), the typical reaction was “huh?”

Cadillac isn’t known for building performance cars. Why should we waste time on something other than the usual German / Italian / British suspects?

The answer to that question is in the next segment. It’s match up between BMW’s E39 M5, E60 550i and Cadillac’s XLR-V.

In the meantime, here’s some pictures of King Caddy taken (on film of all means) by our man Larry Henrikson.

July 25, 2008
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About the Author: Gunnar Heinrich is publisher of Automobiles De Luxe online and is executive producer of the Automobiles De Luxe Television series on PBS member station CPTV.

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