In this Jeremy Clarkson special, he takes a Cadillac XLR out for a road test at Willow Springs, California. Video (bonus Richard Hammond post-accident interview) after the jump.

..uses the Cadillac Northstar engine rather than the GM LS2 engine found in the Corvette. The XLR also has its own unique styling, interior, and suspension, and has a power-retractable aluminum hardtop. The engine is Cadillac’s 4.6 L Northstar tuned for 320 hp, mated as of the 2007 model year to a 6-speed automatic transmission

Cadillac XLR

Richard Hammond Interview Part 1

Richard Hammond Interview Part 2