(from Startech Press
Release) Exclusive tuning for the new Chrysler Crossfire
Roadster is now available from STARTECH ( www.startech.de ). The
customization program offers powerful engine tuning, a
custom-tailored 19/20-inch tire/wheel combination with sporty
suspension kits, an aerodynamic-enhancement package and attractive
The open two-seater is normally powered by a 3.2-liter V6 engine
with 218 hp / 160 kW. STARTECH offers four different tuning stages
for this engine. The STARTECH ST6 performance kit with two sport
cams and special valve springs increases power output of the
six-cylinder to 233 hp / 171 kW.
An additional STARTECH sport exhaust system and metal catalysts turn
this kit into the STARTECH ST6 S performance kit with 243 hp / 179
kW at 5,800 rpm.
STARTECH offers the proven method of increasing power output by
increasing displacement also for the Crossfire. In addition to the
STARTECH 3.8 increased-displacement engine with 280 hp / 206 kW the
STARTECH 3.8 S engine represents the top-of-the-line.
A custom crankshaft with longer stroke, precision-balanced piston
rods, larger pistons and an increased bore facilitate the increase
in displacement to 3.8 liters. The three-valve heads of the
six-cylinder engine are precision machined and fitted with custom
camshafts. Two high-performance metal catalysts, a sport exhaust
system with front and rear muffler and the precise calibration of
the engine management system complete the elaborate conversion.
The STARTECH 3.8 S increased-displacement engine offers exemplary
smoothness and environmental friendliness combined with excellent
performance: Rated power output jumps from standard 218 hp / 160 kW
to 300 hp / 220 kW at 5,750 rpm. Even more important for increased
driving fun is the increase in torque: The STARTECH 3.8 S engine
produces a peak torque of 395 Nm.
Thus equipped the tuned roadster sprints from rest to 100 km/h in
just 6.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 255 km/h.
The fully stainless-steel STARTECH sport exhaust system is also
available without engine tuning.
The absolute highlight of the STARTECH tuning program for the
Chrysler Crossfire is the conversion to a STARTECH 6.1
eight-cylinder increased-displacement engine with 426 hp / 313 kW at
5,400 rpm and a peak torque of 621 Nm at 4,100 rpm. It propels the
roadster to a top speed of 300 km/h.
STARTECH lends the open two-seater even more driving dynamics with a
custom-tailored tire/wheel combination and suspension modifications
calibrated to the use of these wheels. The front axle is fitted with
multi-piece STARTECH Monostar V multi-spoke wheels in size 8.5Jx19
with Pirelli tires in size 225/35 ZR 19. In the rear size 9.5Jx20
wheels with 255/30 ZR 20 high-performance tires provide maximum
The STARTECH suspension engineers developed sport springs that lower
the ride height by some 25 millimeters and a comfortable sport
suspension as the perfect complement for the Crossfire Roadster.
The STARTECH aerodynamic-enhancement parts for the Crossfire add
visual highlights and offer aerodynamic efficiency: The STARTECH
front spoiler gives Coupe and Roadster a more striking face and more
passing prestige: The part also reduces lift on the front axle,
which optimizes directional stability at high speeds. The front of
the Crossfire can be further refined with the STARTECH chrome strips
for the radiator grille.
The sides of the Chrysler two-seater are upgraded with strikingly
styled STARTECH side gills and chrome-design mirror housings.
The rear of the Crossfire Roadster can be refined with the two-piece
STARTECH rear diffuser for the production apron and with the
STARTECH rear spoiler, which deploys together with the production
STARTECH also offers exclusive interior options for the Crossfire
Roadster: Among them are brushed stainless-steel sill plates with
illuminated STARTECH logo, an ergonomically shaped STARTECH sport
steering wheel and high-quality STARTECH velour floor mats.
Especially sporty highlights are added with silver exposed-carbon
applications for the center console and the door panels. Additional
exclusive STARTECH accessories are pedal pads, emergency brake
lever, door-lock pins and an illuminated shift knob, all made from
Another exclusive STARTECH specialty for the Crossfire is the
stylish integration of a VDO Dayton MS 4200 RS navigation system
into the cockpit.
Upon customer request the company-own STARTECH upholstery shop
creates exclusive fully leather interiors from Mastik leather, an
especially soft and breathable type of leather that is also highly