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The Chrysler Crossfire

Discussion in 'Rumors and Speculation' started by unverferth, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. unverferth

    unverferth Well-Known Member

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    Just happened to see one on the road yesterday. Still looked mighty good. Did they make an SRT version ?
    I know it was a niche vehicle, but in my opinion it was just another vehicle in Chrysler's long list that could have evolved into something viable. The graveyard just keeps filling up.
     
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    I actually really liked the Crossfire, except for the M-B engine. Once again it suffered from a lack of advertising support and Chryslers tendency to abandon projects after one generation. I mentioned in another thread that I'm looking for a convertible, either a post '13 200 or a low mileage Crossfire, great looking cars, IMO! ( especially the fastback version)
     
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    Sure did, 330 horsepower Supercharged SRT6...



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    PRESS KIT: 2005 CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE SRT6, WHAT'S NEW FOR '05

    Race-inspired Performance Version of the Chrysler Brand's Breathtaking Icon
    Auburn Hills, Mich. Sep 1, 2004 -
    Now—and also new for 2005—is the latest member of the Crossfire family, the Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6—a new level of Crossfire with an infusion of race-inspired, street legal American performance in both coupe and roadster forms.

    “The Crossfire SRT-6 offers driving enthusiasts outstanding, balanced performance in an absolutely stunning package, while simultaneously defining performance for the Chrysler brand,” said Dan Knott, Director—Street and Racing Technology (SRT). “We took an incredible car and applied street and racing technology. The result is a world-class, confident performer from Chrysler.”

    The new 2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 joins Chrysler Group’s SRT lineup following the 500-horsepower (372 kW) Dodge Viper SRT-10—the ultimate American sports car; the award-winning 230-horsepower (172 kW) Dodge SRT-4, a favorite among America’s sport compact “tuner” crowd; and the world’s fastest production pickup truck, the Viper-powered Dodge Ram SRT-10.

    While Dodge SRT vehicles have resulted in eye-popping performance, Chrysler SRT vehicles exhibit a kind of performance suitable only to the Chrysler brand.

    “While Dodge SRT performance is extreme, SRT performance for the Chrysler brand is a refined, subdued, but very confident level of performance,” Knott said. “Chrysler SRT performance is still there but in a sophisticated and more refined manner. And drivers know it, giving them all the confidence in the world.”

    But a few things are common among all SRT vehicles.

    “At SRT, we will always strive to raise the performance bar and claim benchmark performance,” Knott said. “We’ll do that by focusing on five SRT cues: powertrain, ride and handling, braking, exterior, and interior appointments. This allows us to achieve our goal of creating the ultimate performance vehicle from the Chrysler Group—an SRT.”

    The new 2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 features a hand-built 330-horsepower (246 kW) 3.2-liter supercharged engine, performance-tuned ride and handling characteristics, world-class braking, functional performance-themed exterior design elements, and interior appointments designed to delight the performance enthusiast.

    Built in Osnabrück, Germany, the Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 arrives in Chrysler showrooms in summer 2004.

    CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE SRT-6 POWERTRAIN
    The heart of every SRT vehicle is its engine. The Crossfire SRT-6 is no exception.

    A hand-built 3.2-liter supercharged V-6 engine boasting 330-horsepower (246 kW) and 310 lb.-ft. of torque (420 N•m) powers the ultimate Chrysler Crossfire.
    Featuring a helical supercharger and a water-to-air intercooler, the 18-valve V-6 engine delivers 90 percent of peak torque across a broad range of the power band—from 2,300 to 6,200 rpm.

    “The Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 engine provides astounding, benchmark-setting performance,” Knott said. “From initial throttle response, all the way to cruising in high gear, power is readily available.”

    In addition to the 330-horsepower (246 kW) engine, the Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 features an upgraded five-speed automatic transmission (with AutoStick®) to handle the extra power—and specifically the low-end torque—as well as a deeper, performance-tuned exhaust note.

    CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE SRT-6 RIDE AND HANDLING
    To wear the SRT badge, benchmark performance must be present in every aspect of the vehicle.

    “Straight-line performance is important,” Knott said. “SRT vehicles offer that and so much more. SRT vehicles don’t just show their prowess in the 100-yard dash. They set out to win the decathlon of automotive performance.

    “We refer to it as performance throughout the dynamic range,” Knott added. “SRT vehicle owners regularly use their vehicles as everyday transportation, but as performance enthusiasts, they want to put their vehicles to the test on the world’s greatest roads, and even on the track. They’ll certainly be able to demonstrate their passion doing just that with the Crossfire SRT-6.”

    Tested on the autobahn, on high-speed ovals, race tracks, and the world’s finest and most demanding roads, the Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 provides what performance enthusiasts demand, thanks in large part to its unique ride and handling characteristics.

    To delight enthusiasts and deliver ultimate Chrysler performance, SRT engineers sought to deliver a stiffer, sportier performance ride with reduced understeer versus the original Crossfire.

    They began by significantly increasing the spring rates, and SRT-6 Coupe and Roadster models are tuned differently, to their own unique characteristics. The Coupe’s spring rates are 451 lb./in. in the front and 480 lb./in. in the rear, while the Roadster’s are 434 lb./in. in the front and 491 lb./in. in the rear, compared to 303 lb./in. front and 337 lb./in. rear on the original Crossfire Coupe and Roadster models.

    The suspension is further enhanced with performance-tuned damping and an aggressive compound on Crossfire’s Michelin Pilot Sport ultra-high performance 225/40 ZR18 (front) and 255/35 ZR19 (rear) tires. An Electronic Stability Program (ESP) tuned specifically for more spirited driving throughout the car’s dynamic range further contributes to Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6’s ultimate two-seater performance ride and handling.

    CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE SRT-6 BRAKING
    “The most passionate enthusiasts recognize performance is a whole lot more than just acceleration,” said Knott. “While powertrain performance is certainly essential, nothing impresses the true enthusiast more than a high-horsepower vehicle that handles well—and exhibits incredible braking performance. Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 does exactly that.”

    The SRT signature performance test is 0-100-0 mph, reinforcing that performance is more than acceleration. That’s why SRT vehicles will always be among the world’s best in braking capabilities.

    To give the Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 remarkably short braking distances and fade-free performance, SRT engineers utilized internally ventilated disc brakes at all four corners (330 x 32 mm front; 300 x 22 mm rear), with dual-piston calipers front (44/44 mm) and rear (42/42 mm).

    CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE SRT-6 EXTERIOR
    Subtle and functional was the mantra as designers looked at the palette—the original Chrysler Crossfire. The result: race-inspired exterior appointments that deliver enhanced performance while distinguishing the SRT-6 from its predecessor.

    The Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 features a fixed rear spoiler that immediately suggests speed and power, and results in reduced lift and enhanced aerodynamic balance at high speeds. An elegantly integrated front fascia “chin” spoiler also reduces lift and enhances vehicle balance, while providing greater cooling air flow.

    Unique, lighter 15-spoke performance-themed SRT aluminum alloy wheels (18-in. front and 19-in. rear) add to Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6’s exterior performance characteristics.

    The Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 is available in four colors for 2005: Aero Blue, Graphite Metallic, Sapphire Silver Blue Metallic and Black.

    CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE SRT-6 INTERIOR
    Exclusive premium performance-themed appointments are found throughout the interior of the Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6.

    A 200-mph (320 km/h) instrument cluster immediately points to the car’s performance characteristics.

    The Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 features race-inspired seats, designed to provide increased support for everyday driving, as well as spirited on-track driving performance. Trimmed in Nappa Pearl Leather, the seats feature enhanced grip, thanks to Alcantara suede inserts and bolsters. “SRT-6” is embroidered on the headrests.

    Subtle gray stitching on the seats and steering wheel round out the interior appointments unique to the new 2005 Crossfire SRT-6.

    CROSSFIRE SRT-6 PERFORMANCE TARGETS
    0-60 mph approximately 5 seconds
    60-0 mph braking approximately 115 feet
    0-100-0 mph less than 16 seconds
    Top speed 158 mph (electronically limited)

    AT-A-GLANCE FEATURES UNIQUE TO THE CROSSFIRE SRT-6

    • 3.2-liter, 18-valve, supercharged SOHC engine, producing 330 horsepower (246 kW) and 310 lb.-ft.
      of torque (420 N•m)
    • Performance-tuned exhaust
    • Performance-tuned suspension, featuring increased spring rates versus base Crossfire (451 lb./in. front and 480 lb./in. rear for the Coupe; 434 lb./in. front and 491 lb./in. rear for the Roadster)
    • Black, dual piston calipers front (44/44 mm) and rear (42/42 mm)
    • Internally ventilated disc rotors front (330 x 32 mm) and rear (300 x 22 mm)
    • Fixed rear spoiler
    • Integrated chin spoiler
    • SRT-6 badging on decklid and engine
    • 15-spoke, lightweight SRT aluminum alloy wheels
    • 200-mph (320 km/h) instrument cluster
    • Race-inspired seats, trimmed in Nappa Pearl Leather with Alcantara suede inserts and bolsters; SRT-6 embroidered on headrest
     
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  6. redriderbob

    redriderbob Mopar Guru!
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  7. MPE426HEMI

    MPE426HEMI Well-Known Member

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    Loved that car. Always wanted one. Still some fine examples around.
    "Marriage built to last!" Bahaahaa, classic.
     
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    I was close to buying a used one, but the horrendous fuel economy put me off.

    Fuel economy was not the point of the vehicle, but it was too much of a sacrifice to me.
     
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    tried to sit in one once--they had a crossbar right where my seat would need to be were it built to fit someone my size.
     
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  10. unverferth

    unverferth Well-Known Member

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    Like I said. It's too bad they let it go. Some of it's 'quirks' could have been fixed. Thank you Bob for the pictures and information. Still a great looking car. Woulda Coulda Shoulda.
     
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    One of the Secretary's at work had one. I really liked 'em and had hopes it could pan-out more.

    I was alerted to the active rear spoiler one day, early on, in '06 ( as I recall ), while following one onto a SoCal freeway. Right at speed, up pops the spoiler. And I got a kick out of seeing that occur.

    I had forgotten about that feature until it deployed in front of me, in real time.

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  12. prowler

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    Quite a unique car. As far as I remember it was supposed to be built entirely by Chrysler but "know it all Daimler" butted in and decided to use older platform of the SLK. Chrysler had designed the body but under it was older German SLK design. I remember being at a Chrysler dealers lot looking at the row of CF'ers and the prices!! They were between 35K and 38K. When the SRT version came out it was in the mid 40's. Very pricey for the time. And that's what stymied sales. There was quite a bit of TV advertising for this car but when you go back and look at what else was available in that price range there was much to choose from. And for the record, all that German under pinning cost a fortune as it was a Mercedes platform. Over-rated to boot. But still, a great looking car!
     
  13. MPE426HEMI

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    The more mature & older folk seemed to really like them. I want this one:
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    Make mine silver! and I prefer the SRT6 wheels.
     
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    I went to the dealership in 2004 to get an oil change and left in a new Crossfire. I loved the car, it drove well, handled well, I thought the fuel mileage was fine. Oil changes were very expensive, something like 13 quarts. We sold the car because it was so short, people couldn't see it and my wife had too many close calls. When we finally got backed into, that was it for her. Amazingly, she has said many times she wishes we had kept it...... I'd like to have one again just for the fun of it.....
     
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    I liked the car, as I mentioned. Just by observation; never driven one.

    But they did indeed have that look to 'em that the Driver could easily take a wad of paper towels, spritz them with glass cleaner, then reach out of the side window and wash the headlights while driving, if they thought it was necessary. Or adjust the Spoiler with his bare hand - again, while cruising at turnpike speeds *.

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    * "Okay, Martha, I think I finally got us that extra 7-and-a-half pounds of down-force we needed."

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    Never say never... Crossfire had a bigger following then what most people think...

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  18. Doug D

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    Wife still would like to buy one.
     
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    One Theme A, please.

    Are these images of previous design studies?
     
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    My CJD salesman has a white conv with a stick he’s been trying to sell me. Even as a 2nd car it’s interior is just too tight.
     
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