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The photo of the year: Cadillac XLR

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leblogauto, a French language automotive blog, selected a Cadillac XLR shot as photo of the year:


and it is easy to see why!

Translation by google translate:

For the last week of the year, we will devote these days to 6 photos of amateur photographer Raphael, who has already shown over the years. Today, Monday, December 26, 2011 we begin with a Cadillac XLR.

Appeared in 2004 on our old continent, the Cadillac XLR is titillating competition in the segment of large convertibles, the Mercedes SL as main target. On paper, the XLR comes to bury the 500 SL. While the 4.4 liter V8 326ch of the U.S. pushes its 1655kg, the German is content with a 5.0 liter V8 306ch and 1845kg. Performance is, you guessed it, for the benefit of the XLR. As if this were not enough, the Cadillac comes with most options ... standard. Understand that their equipment is much higher than the SL, for a price up to € 30,000 cheaper. Only simple lines and lack of image will not suffice to overcome the Mercedes SL in sales.

However, Raphael had the opportunity to photograph a copy on the heights of Monaco, to give us a shot where you could imagine on the California coast.

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The photo appears to be a non-V model, and the description mentions V attributes, but I am glad that they have shared Raphael's work.


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Not bad, not bad at all; it's shame the XLR didn't have more 'legs' to its production run. But even I have got to admit, given the choice of the XLR or the Vette; make mine red and make mine Corvette.


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I love the XLR's lines.

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