A high-performance version of the Chrysler Crossfire – the SRT-6 – will arrive in the UK in April featuring a supercharged 3.2 V6 engine.

The hand-built 330 bhp engine includes a helical supercharger and produces 310 lb/ft of torque. The new SRT-6 reaches an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph and 0-62 mph in 5.3 seconds.

To handle the extra power, the Crossfire SRT-6 has performance-tuned ride and handling and an upgraded five-speed automatic transmission. The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) has also been tuned for more spirited driving while uprated brakes allow the SRT-6 to go from 60 to 0 mph in just 115 feet (35 metres).

Lighter 15-spoke SRT alloy wheels (18 inch front and 19 inch rear) complete the SRT package, along with race-inspired leather heated seats and SRT-6 badging. A fixed spoiler replaces the retractable spoiler found on the standard vehicle.

The SRT-6 is priced from £34,335 for the Coupe and £35,335 for the Roadster.

The price of the Crossfire Coupe and Roadster with the standard 3.2 V6 engine has also been reduced by around £2,000 for 2005. The manual Coupe is now priced at £24,995 (£26,235 for the automatic) and the manual roadster at £25,995 (£27,235 for the automatic). ESP, cruise control, leather upholstery and air conditioning all come as standard.