WARREN, MI – General Motors Corp.’s Bowling Green, KY, plant has made 10 Cadillac XLR prototypes and is on track to launch the luxury roadster by year end, a company engineer tells Ward's. "We’re in what we call the manufacturing validation build," David Leone, XLR chief engineer, says here at a preview of GM’s new Northstar engine, overhauled for rear-wheel-/all-wheel-drive applications. "We’re building units very slowly." Cadillac XLR And the line rate will stay that way, ...

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