The Crossfire is the first Chrysler to join the SRT ranks, joining Dodge‘s Neon, , and Ram. Like it’s corporate brethren, the Crossfire is packed with more power. Motivation comes in the form of a 3.2-liter supercharged V-6 making 330 horsepower. Sound familiar? It should this is the same engine found in AMG-badged Mercedes-Benz vehicles, although the SRT-6 makes do with nineteen fewer horsepower. Since the Crossfire is heavily based off of the Mercedes-Benz SLK, the powerplant is a natural fit, as is the five-speed automatic transmission. Slushbox notwithstanding, the SRT-6 will be good for 0-60 times in the low five second range.
Open-enthusiasts will be glad to know that the SRT-6 comes in both Coupe and Convertible form. The only major difference is slightly softer springs in the topless model, although the spings in both SRT-6 cars are about 50 percent stiffer than in the normal Crossfire.
Other items exclusive to the SRT-6 are a fixed rear spoiler, front chin spoiler, larger brakes, Michelin Sport tires on 15-spoke wheels, a mph speedometer, and race-inspired seats. Expect the SRT-6 in dealerships in the second half of 2004.