New High Performance Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6

Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6

16th June, 2005

Chrysler has unleashed its 246 kW high performance sports tourer Crossfire SRT-6 to the local market opening a new chapter in performance for the brand in Australia.

Significantly, the new Crossfire SRT-6 is the first SRT-badged Chrysler Group vehicle to be introduced to markets outside North America and the first SRT Chrysler vehicle.

“The Crossfire SRT-6 defines performance for the Chrysler brand and offers driving enthusiasts an absolute dream,” said Gerry Jenkins, managing director, Chrysler Jeep Australia.

“The Chrysler Group has taken an outstanding vehicle and applied street and racing technology. The result is a world-class, confident performer which exhibits outstanding performance,” said Jenkins.

Featuring a hand-built 246 kW 3.2-litre supercharged engine, performance-tuned ride and handling characteristics, world-class braking, functional performance-themed exterior design elements and interior appointments, the Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 has been designed to delight the performance enthusiast.

With its enhanced performance and styling and a 53 per cent power increase over the naturally aspirated engine, SRT-6 prices, of $85,990 for the Coupe and $91,990 for the Roadster, represent a $16,000 premium over the standard model.

“We have been aggressive with our head office in Auburn Hills to achieve an outstanding price for an outstanding package and really deliver bang for your buck to our customers,” said Jenkins.

“With performance comparable to established models like the Porsche Boxter S, yet at a significantly lower price, the SRT-6 is a very exciting proposition."

“The SRT-6 proclaims a distinctive, competent challenge to the familiar European vehicles in the segment while providing a unique blend of performance, comfortable everyday ride and unique styling,” said Jenkins.

The arrival of the SRT-6 launches an exciting six months and beyond for Chrysler in Australia.

The award winning HEMI powered 300C, featuring the Chrysler Groups cylinder deactivation system, arrives later this year to much anticipation.

SRT brand
SRT stands for Street and Racing Technology.

Officially announced at the 2002 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the SRT organisation brings together Chrysler Group’s extensive motorsports engineering expertise, its legendary Dodge Viper development team and its Mopar Performance Parts engineers to form SRT.

In the US SRT has developed ten vehicles including the Dodge Charger SRT-8, Dodge Viper SRT-10, Chrysler 300C SRT-8 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8.

In addition to boosting performance, SRT was created to boost the image of Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles.

“This is an organisation of enthusiasts who truly understand performance and feel they have the best job in the company,” explains Jenkins.

“While Dodge SRT performance is extreme, SRT performance for the Chrysler brand is a refined, subdued but very confident level of performance."

“But a few things are common among all SRT vehicles, SRT will always strive to raise the performance bar and claim benchmark performance."

“The group does that by focusing on five SRT cues: powertrain, ride and handling, braking, exterior, and interior appointments."

“We’re hoping that the Crossfire SRT-6 is just the beginning for SRT in Australia, launching a new chapter for Chrysler and Jeep performance."

“Whilst at this stage we haven’t confirmed any other SRT vehicles for Australia, we’ll be pushing hard to get the exciting SRT-8 versions of both the Chrysler 300C and the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee,” said Jenkins.

SRT-6 powertrain
The heart of every SRT vehicle is its engine. The Crossfire SRT-6 is no exception.

A hand-built 3.2-litre supercharged V6 engine boasting 246 kW and 420 Nm of torque powers the ultimate Chrysler Crossfire, taking the SRT-6 from 0 to 0-60 mp/h in approximately five seconds.

Featuring a helical supercharger and a water-to-air intercooler, the 18-valve V6 engine delivers 90 per cent of peak torque across a broad range of the power band from 2,300 to 6,200 rpm.

Additionally power output is up 53 per cent compared to the naturally aspirated engine in the standard Crossfire.

In addition to the engine, the Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 features an upgraded five-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick® to handle the extra power as well as a deeper, performance-tuned exhaust note.

SRT-6 ride and handling
To wear the SRT badge, benchmark performance must be present in every aspect of the vehicle.

Tested on the Autobahn, on high-speed ovals, race tracks, and the world’s finest and most demanding roads, the 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 base 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 451 lb./in. in the rear, compared to 303 lb./in. front and 337 lb./in. rear on the base Crossfire Coupe and Roadster models.

The suspension is completed with performance-tuned damping and an aggressive compound on Crossfire’s high performance Z rated tyres.

An Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) tuned specifically for more spirited driving throughout the car’s dynamic range further contributes to the Crossfire SRT-6’s ultimate two-seater performance ride and handling.

SRT-6 braking
The SRT signature performance test is 0-100-0 mph, reinforcing that performance is more than acceleration.

To give the Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 remarkably short braking distances and fade-free performance, SRT engineers utilised internally ventilated disc brakes at all four corners (330 x 32 mm front; 300 x 22 mm rear), with dual-piston callipers front (44/44 mm) and rear (42/42 mm). These allow the SRT-6 to go from 60-0 mph in approximately 35 metres.

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 airflow.

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

For 2005 Crossfire SRT-6 is available in four exterior colours (sapphire silver, graphite, black and aero blue) complementing the dark slate grey, nappa pearl leather interior.

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

The Crossfire SRT-6 features race-inspired seats, designed to provide increased support for everyday driving, as well as enthusiastic driving performance. Trimmed in nappa pearl leather, the seats feature enhanced grip, thanks to preferred suede inserts and bolsters. ‘SRT-6’ is embroidered on the headrestrainsts.

Subtle grey stitching on the seats and steering wheel and a 320km/h instrument cluster complete the interior appointments unique to the new 2005 Crossfire SRT-6.

Crossfire SRT-6 Coupe and Roadster performance
0-60 mph approximately 5 seconds
60-0 mph braking approximately 35 metres
0-100-0 mph approximately 16 seconds
Top speed 250 km/h (electronically limited)


Crossfire SRT-6
Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Coupe - five-speed automatic $85,990
Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Roadster - five-speed automatic $91,990

Chrysler Crossfire Coupe - five-speed automatic or six-speed manual $69,990
Chrysler Crossfire Roadster - five-speed automatic or six-speed manual $75,990

At-a-glance features unique to the Crossfire SRT-6

  • 3.2-litre, 18-valve, supercharged SOHC engine, producing 246 kW of power and 420 Nm of torque
  • Performance-tuned exhaust
  • Performance-tuned suspension, featuring increased spring rates versus base Crossfire
  • Black, dual piston callipers 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 alloy wheels
  • 320 km/h instrument cluster
  • Race-inspired seats, trimmed in nappa pearl leather with preferred suede inserts and bolsters; ‘SRT-6’ embroidered on headrestraints

Overview of features in the 2005 Crossfire SRT-6:
Additional performance features

  • Five-speed electronically controlled adaptive automatic transmission with AutoStick®
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Independent double wishbone front suspension with coil springs and gas-charged shock absorbers
  • Independent five-link rear suspension with coil springs and gas-charged shock absorbers
  • Dual centre-mounted exhaust outlets
  • Front 18-inch P225/40 ZR tyres
  • Rear 19-inch P255/35 ZR tyres
  • Tyre fit system

Premium amenities

  • Power convertible fabric top (Roadster)
  • Heated glass back light
  • Power eight-way heated leather driver seat
  • Power four-way heated leather passenger seat
  • Power windows with one-touch down driver and passenger controls
  • Telescoping steering column with leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Speed control
  • Infinity® Modulus audio system with AM/FM/CD, and a 240-watt digital amplifier (six speakers including dual subwoofers). Sound system is based on Infinity’s Modulus home theatre surround sound system
  • Dual-zone semi-automatic air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry with central locking (including fuel filler door)

Safety and security features

  • Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with Brake Assist
  • Front power 330 x 32 mm ventilated disc brakes and rear power 300 x 22 mm ventilated disc brakes
  • Electronic Stability Programme that integrates single brake application and throttle intervention for yaw control, ignition and throttle intervention for wheel spin control
  • All-speed traction control senses drive-wheel slip and individually brakes the slipping wheel and/or reduces excess engine power until control is regained
  • Next-generation driver and passenger front air bags
  • Door-mounted thorax side air bags
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH/ISOFIX) child restraint system
  • Sentry Key® vehicle immobiliser
  • Security alarm system
  • Quad halogen projector headlamps
  • Tow-away protection

Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6
Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6

Technical Specifications

Powertrain and Chassis
3.2-Litre V6 Engine Supercharged, intercooled SOHC 18 valve
Brakes Anti-lock 4-wheel disc
Emissions Meets Stage IV emission requirements in Europe
Fuel Tank 60 litres
Stabiliser Bar Front and rear
Steering Power
Suspension Performance
Tyre Fit System
Air Compressor and Can Tyre fit sealant
Tyres Michelin 2nd Generation Pilot Sport Ultra-high Performance
Front 225/40ZR18
Rear 255/35ZR19
Transmission Five-speed automatic with AutoStick®
Front 18” aluminium, SRT design
Rear 19” aluminium, SRT design
Safety and Security
Air Bags Driver and passenger front, side-supplemental, door mounted
Electronic Stability Program
Emergency Brake Assist
Horns Electric, dual note
Headlamp Off Time Delay
Illuminated Entry
Keyless Entry
Locks Power auto central locking
Security Alarm Premium Sentry Key® theft deterrent system
Speed Control
Traction Control All speed
General Information
Body Style Sports – Coupe and Roadster
Assembly Plant Osnabrück, Germany
EPA Vehicle Class Two-seater
Engine Supercharged 3.2-litre, SOHC, 18-Valve, SMPI V-6
Type and Description 90-degree bank angle, liquid-cooled with twin ignition
Displacement 3199 cc
Bore and Stroke 89.9 mm x 84.0 mm
Valve System SOHC, 2 intake valves and 1 exhaust valve per cylinder, roller rocker arms
Fuel Injection Sequential, multi-port, electronic
Construction High-pressure die-cast aluminium alloy block with Silitec alloy liners and cast aluminium alloy heads
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Power (SAE net) 246 kW @ 6100 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 420 Nm @ 3500-4800 rpm
Max. Engine Speed 6400 rpm electronically limited
Oil Capacity 8.0 litres with dry filter
Coolant Capacity 11.2 litres
Emission Controls Three-way catalytic converters and internal engine features (meets Stage IV emission requirements in Europe)
Max. Gross Trailer Weight Not recommended
Transmission Automatic, Five-Speed Overdrive
Description Adaptive electronic control or AutoStick® driver interactive manual control and lockup torque converter clutch
Torque Converter Stall
Torque Ratio 1.96
Gear Ratios
• 1st 3.595
• 2nd 2.186
• 3rd 1.405
• 4th 1
• 5th 0.831
• Reverse 3.16/1.93
Final Drive Ratio 3.07
Overall Top Gear 2.55
Electrical System
Alternator 120 A
Battery Group 48, maintenance-free, 700 CCA
Dimensions and Capacities
Wheelbase 2400 mm
Track, Front 1493 mm
Track, Rear 1502 mm
Overall Length 4059 mm
Overall Width 1766 mm
Overall Height Coupe: 1307 mm
Roadster: 1315 mm
Ground Clearance 124 mm
Kerb Weight (estimated) Coupe: 1469 kg
Roadster: 1509 kg
Weight Distribution, % F/R Coupe: 55/45
Roadster: 54/46
Cargo Capacity Coupe: 94 kg
Roadster: 57 kg
Frontal Area Coupe: 1.91 sq. m
Roadster: 1.916 sq. m
Drag Coefficient Coupe: 0.370
Roadster: 0.384
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 litres
All dimensions measured at kerb weight.
Seating Capacity 2
Headroom Coupe: 936 mm
Roadster: 948 mm
Legroom 1085 mm
Shoulder Room 1338 mm
Hip Room 1354 mm
Seat Travel 194 mm
Volume Index Coupe: 1.36 cu. m
Roadster: 1.37 cu. m
Cargo Volume Index Coupe: 215 litres
Roadster: 190 litres (top up)/104 litres (top down)
Layout Longitudinal front engine, rear-wheel drive
Construction Unitised steel body
Front Upper and lower “A” arm independent with coil springs, gas-charged shock absorbers and stabiliser bar
Rear Five-link independent with coil springs, link-type stabiliser bar and gas-charged shock absorbers
Type Power recirculating ball
Overall Ratio 16.7:1
Turning Diameter (kerb-to-kerb) 9.8 m
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock) 3.1
Mfr. & Model Michelin 2nd Generation Pilot Sport Ultra-high Performance
Size & Type 225/40ZR18 – front, 255/35ZR19 – rear
Revs per Km 509 – front, 489 – rear
Other sizes and brands may also be used.
Type & Material Cast aluminium, SRT design
Size 18 x 7.5 in. – front, 19 x 9 in. – rear
Size & Type 330 x 32 mm vented discs with 44 mm diameter dual piston sliding callipers and ABS
Swept Area 2321.5 sq. cm
Size & Type 300 x 22 mm vented discs with 42 mm diameter opposed-piston callipers and ABS
Swept Area 1645.0 sq. cm
Power Assist Type 7/8” tandem diaphragm vacuum

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