LOS ANGELES – Classic American design meets legendary German engineering as the all-new 2004 Chrysler Crossfire was unveiled this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Originally unveiled as a concept car, the Crossfire quickly gained attention and was turned into a production vehicle. It is also the first automobile from the Chrysler Group that shares major resources from Mercedes-Benz featuring almost 40-percent Mercedes components and engineering.
The all-new 2004 Crossfire is a two seat sports coupe with a carved sculptured athletic appearance, and under the hood is a 3.2-liter 90-degree V-6, 18-valve SOHC engine available with a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.
In other auto show news, the 215 horsepower 2003 Dodge SRT-4 is also being revealed. It is the quickest car in the Dodge brand lineup except for the Viper and is the only vehicle under $20,000 to do 0-60 in 5.9 seconds. This fact is not lost on the “fast and furious” fans of the sport compact car scene.
Launching off the hot customization trend that began in Southern California in the mid-90s, Dodge SRT-4 will appeal to both weekend racers and weekday drivers looking for a sporty, affordable compact car with “pocket rocket” guts.