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2009 Cadillac XLR V-Series spy photos

After a 12-year absence, Cadillac is destined for Australia later this year under the watchful eyes of GM Premium (currently managing Saab & Hummer), and we are holding our breaths in anticipation for several hot models. This morning our American based photographer caught the new 2009 Cadillac XLR V-Series as it made its way around town.
2009 Cadillac XLR V-Series spy shots
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GM Premium currently only has plans to import the Cadillac CTS, however the XLR would make an interesting choice as well.

The facelifted XLR V-Series gets moderate changes to the front and rear. We can spot a wire-mesh grill with the big Cadillac badge through the camouflage. We also noticed the big fender vent covered up by the black tape – which is all new , although we’re guessing it’s a lot like the fender vent on the Provoq concept.

2009 Cadillac XLR V-Series spy shots

Our American photographer told us that "it was crazy fast and had a really raucous exhaust note…” so it may still continue with the current 4.4-litre, supercharged Northstar V8, good for 330kW.

2009 Cadillac XLR V-Series spy shots

There is the possibility that it will get the LSA motor found in the 2009 CTSv. The LSA is the 6.2-litre, supercharged, small block V8 pumping out a massive 410kW and 746Nm of torque.

2009 Cadillac XLR V-Series spy shots

Are you looking forward to Cadillac's return to Australia?