The XLR-V is powered by a 443 hp supercharged 4.4-liter V-8. Its six-speed automatic transmission utilizes Performance Algorithm Shifting and Liftfoot systems, along with a manual selection mode. Design elements that separate it from the regular XLR are: polished grilles, sterling silver finished aluminum wheels, stainless-steel exhaust tips, and a new sculpted hood. The interior is a mix of Zingana wood trim and leather. To further increase performance it has a rear stabilizer bar and a larger front stabilizer bar.For 2006, the Cadillac XLR-V is a brand new model.