The XLR-V is a two-door roadster powered by a supercharged 4.4-liter V8 that develops 443-hp. Power is delivered through a rear mounted six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode. XLR-V comes standard with 19-inch wheels and tires, adjustable traction control, performance brakes, and a large diameter front stabilizer bar. Standard safety features include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, side-impact air bags with head and thorax protection, electronic vehicle stability control, and traction control. For 2009 the Cadillac XLR-V receives an interior and exterior refresh.