January 7, 2004
Chrysler Crossfire roadster
Detroit, Michigan – The sleek 2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster will arrive in dealerships this Spring, announced DaimlerChrysler during the unveiling at the Detroit auto show.
“Our new 2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster captures the spirit of the Crossfire coupe,” said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President, Design, Chrysler Group. “We use sport bars and tonneau cover fairings to give Crossfire Roadster even more of an aerodynamic appearance.”
To remove the top, the driver releases and pulls down the centre-mounted handle located on the windshield header, turns the handle which releases the convertible fabric top and lowers the side glass, and lifts the front of the top approximately eight inches. By pressing a button on the centre console the hard tonneau opens up, the soft fabric top folds in, and the hard tonneau closes again.
Satin silver painted sport bars are just behind the driver and passenger seats. Two race-inspired fairings integrated into the top of the tonneau cover complete the dynamic appearance of the sports car.
A retractable spoiler is designed into the rear of the vehicle and activates when the car reaches 60 miles per hour.
Like the Crossfire Coupe, under the hood is a 3.2-litre V6, 18-valve SOHC engine available with a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission.
“With the Chrysler Crossfire Roadster, consumers can choose their passion,” said Jeff Bell, Vice President, Chrysler. “Top up or down, this is a great-looking sports car. Sunshine and fresh air are just 22 seconds away.”