2005 STARTECH Chrysler Crossfire V8 6.1


(from Startech Press Release)  6.1 liters displacement from eight cylinders, 426 hp / 313 kW maximum power output, a peak torque of 621 Nm, 0 - 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 300 km/h: STARTECH (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 54-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 54-4, Internet www.startech.de ) offers an American muscle car made in Germany in the form of the STARTECH Coupe V8 6.1.

The engine bay of the new coupe turned out to be large enough to accommodate the STARTECH V8 6.1 increased-displacement engine, albeit after some modifications. Power is transferred to the rear axle via an electronically controlled five-speed automatic transmission and a custom-developed locking differential.

The STARTECH V8 6.1 engine delivers 426 hp / 313 kW at 5,400 rpm and produces a gigantic peak torque of 621 Nm at 4,100 rpm.

Thus equipped the two-seater coupe turns into a purebred sports car with extreme performance potential: The STARTECH Coupe V8 6.1 takes just 4.7 seconds to accelerate from 0 - 100 km/h. Top speed is 300 km/h.

This kind of performance places highest demands on suspension, brakes and aerodynamics. STARTECH upgrades the two-door also in these areas: The STARTECH sport suspension with gas-pressure shocks, progressive-rate springs and stronger sport sway bars was specifically calibrated to account for the higher weight of the eight-cylinder engine. It offers sporty handling in combination with everyday driving comfort.

The STARTECH suspension concept for the STARTECH Coupe V8 6.1 also comprises custom-tailored tire/wheel combinations with 19- and 20-inch staggered tires. Steering commands are transmitted to Pirelli tires in size 235/35 ZR 19, mounted on one-piece STARTECH Monostar V 8.5Jx19 five-spoke wheels. 255/30 ZR 20 high-performance tires on 9.5Jx20 wheels guarantee maximum traction on the rear axle.

The STARTECH high-performance brake system features six-piston aluminum fixed calipers and 355-mm vented and cross-drilled discs on the front axle in combination with 300-mm discs and four-piston aluminum fixed calipers in back. This system offers maximum stopping power and maximum endurance at all times.

The high speeds attained by the STARTECH Coupe V8 6.1 necessitate optimum aerodynamic efficiency. To reduce lift on the front axle and to give the coupe even more passing prestige STARTECH designers and aerodynamics engineers developed a front spoiler attached to the stock bumper.

The STARTECH side sills provide an optimal aerodynamic transition between the front and rear wheelhouses.

Lift on the rear axle is minimized by the STARTECH diffuser inserts for the stock rear bumper, a STARTECH roof spoiler and the STARTECH rear spoiler, which deploys together with the stock rear spoiler.

Exclusive interior design is another STARTECH specialty. In addition to its performance the STARTECH Coupe V8 6.1 also offers a special ambiance in the cockpit. The company-own upholstery shop created a custom bi-color leather interior crafted from especially soft yet durable black and azure blue Mastik leather.

STARTECH applications from handmade silver exposed carbon for dashboard, center console, door panels, shift knob and emergency brake lever add sporty highlights, as does the ergonomically shaped STARTECH sport steering wheel with airbag.

Brushed stainless-steel sill plates with illuminated STARTECH logo also add exclusive character as do the high-quality STARTECH velour floor mats, the STARTECH cargo cover with partition netting. In addition a VDO Dayton MS 4200 RS navigation system was also integrated stylishly in the two-seater's interior.

The STARTECH Coupe V8 6.1 is being hand-built in an exclusive small-series production run. Prices start at 137,000 Euros.

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