Car News - Europeans Treated to Tuner Chrysler Crossfire.

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    German-tuned Crossfire gets performance to match appearance

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    Startech—sister company to German tuner Brabus—is giving the Chrysler Crossfire the sort of performance its aggressive appearance suggests.

    Shoehorned under the hood of the heavily reworked two-seater revealed in Frankfurt is a 6.1-liter V8 based on the 5.0-liter V8 used in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. In this guise, the three-valves-per-cylinder unit delivers 426 hp at 5400 rpm along with 449 lb-ft of torque at 4100 rpm. That’s up 208 hp and 225 lb-ft on the Crossfire’s standard 3.2-liter V6 and enough, according to Startech, to give the car 0-to-62-mph acceleration in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph.

    Beefier suspension, bigger brakes and a larger automatic rear wing help the car cope with the added power. Base price for the car and modifications is a cool $107,000.

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    I still hate the hood, but at least that version has some balzz, unlike the pathetic one in the US.
     
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    That's no Corrado. :o
     
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    I thought sports cars were all about teh handlobraesing, which the Crossfire has in spades. :o
     
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    100k for a chrysler tho :greddy:
     
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    Not with a 6.1 liter V8 it doesn't. :eek3:
     
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    Looks like a recent Merc with a different front end. Even the wheels look like Brabus knock-offs. Glad to see the US is finally beginning to step up though. We'll see what the long term reliability says though :o
     
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