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Specifications:
Year: 2003
Make: Startech
Model: Crossfire V8
Top Speed: 186 MPH / 299.3 KPH
0 - 60 MPH: 4.6 Seconds
Position: Front-Engine
Configuration: V8
Displacement: 372.2 CI / 6100 CC
Power: 426 BHP / 317.7 KW @ 5400 RPM
Torque: 458 FT LBS / 621 NM @ 4600 RPM
Drive Wheels: RWD
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
6.1-liters displacement from eight cylinders, 426 hp maximum power output, a peak torque of 458 lb-ft, 0 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph: In a world debut STARTECH presented the STARTECH Coupe V8 6.1 at the Frankfurt Motor Show IAA 2003, an American muscle car made in Germany.

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 5400 rpm and produces a gigantic peak torque of 458 lb-ft/621 Nm at 4100 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 4.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 60 mph (4.7 seconds - 100 km/h). Top speed is 186 mph.

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 IV 8.5Jx19 five-spoke wheels. 255/30 ZR 20 high-performance tires on 9Jx20 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.

Lift on the rear axle is minimized by the STARTECH diffuser inserts for the stock rear bumper, a STARTECH roof spoiler and the three-piece STARTECH rear spoiler, whose center piece is extended 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 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 floormats, the STARTECH cargo cover with partition grill and the STARTECH telephone console with integrated hands-free operation. In addition a VDO Dayton MS 4200 RS navigation system was also integrated stylishly in the two-seater's interior.

An exclusive small-series production run of the STARTECH Coupe V8 6.1 is on the drawing boards.

Story by Startech
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