Based on the stunning Chrysler Crossfire coupĂ©, the addition to the Chrysler and Jeep stable features a proven 3.2-litre V6 power unit, which is supplied with either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. It has a top speed of 155mph and can reach 62mph from standstill in just 6.5 seconds.
Like its coupĂ© sibling, the Roadster has a retractable spoiler, which activates when the car reaches 62mph. The spoiler generates downforce on the rear of the car, increasing rear tyre grip on the road surface and enhancing vehicle stability.
To achieve even more of an aerodynamic appearance and to give the drop-top that classic convertible look, satin silver painted sports bars appear just behind the driver and passenger seats, while race-inspired fairings have been integrated into the top of the tonneau cover. The Roadster's rear view is instantly recognizable with its tapered 'boat tail' appearance that emphasizes the car's 19-inch rear wheels.
The multi-layer, powered fabric top has been designed with durability and practicality in mind. Sunshine and fresh air are just 22 seconds away, thanks to a simple yet robust design. Once the roof has been unlatched manually using two interior release handles, it is then automatically retracted and stored. The vehicle exudes that certain individuality, quality and distinctiveness that Chrysler and Jeep vehicles have become renowned for.
Seven-spoke, satin silver paint-finished aluminium alloy wheels with high-performance, Continental Sport Contact 2 W-rated tyres are standard fit on the Chrysler Crossfire Roadster. The car's wheels are staggered in size, like those of a racecar; narrower at the front for crisp steering and wider at the rear to transmit more power to the road surface.And while primary safety is high priority with an agile sports car like the Roadster, it also has an array of secondary safety features. Accident avoidance technology is fitted as standard, including ABS - an anti lock brake system, Brake Assist - which senses when the driver is braking in an emergency and immediately applies maximum available power boost.
An All-speed Traction Control System is also fitted and senses rear wheel spin and intervenes to restore grip, while an Electronic Stability Programme compares the driver's intended course to the car's actual course and applies a single wheel brake or reduces engine power, to restore the car to its original path.