But once you've adjusted to the tautness of the handling, you can appreciate the fact that Chrysler hasn't skimped on safety features ( anti-lock brakes, traction control, an electronic stability programme and emergency brake assist all help to keep the Crossfire
confidently on course.
As for keeping pace with top of the range TTs, Boxsters and Z4s on challenging roads, the Crossfire is always going to struggle.
You don't expect high fashion design from America but the Chrysler Crossfire is everything you would expect from a sportscar.
*Actually, the Crossfire
is produced for Chrysler at the Karmann plant in Osnabruck, Germany, so it isn't exactly "out of Detroit."