Slower sales in the American sports car market led to a planned facelift for 1997 being abandoned in favor of minor cosmetic adjustments, including a new front bumper and rainbow shaped arched type wing. Muscle car fans might take umbrage, and it's certain that Ferrari fans would get upset all over again like they did in 1964, so Mitsubishi wisely chose to rename it for most export markets. They came with a 5 speed manual F5M33 or with automatic transmissions. Heck, this car is so nice, even the gas struts that hold up the hatch and hood are still doing their jobs! Even the exhaust note could be customized with the flip of a switch. We've seen from recent sales, including a Toyota Supra, that Japanese sports and grand touring cars are finding their own unique position in the collector car world. If you are interested in trading your high quality car for one of ours, simply fill out this form. You bottom out in almost every driveway home or business and it gets mediocre gas mileage at best.
In 1993, 220 horsepower was impressive as hell, and the naturally aspirated 3. In 1993, 220 horsepower was impressive as hell, and the naturally aspirated 3. Otherwise the non-turbo cars looked cosmetically like the turbo cars. It was also virtually bulletproof, being the same engine that survived being pressurized by a pair of turbos. You'll also note that this one still carries a lot of its original equipment, including what appear to be the factory-installed hoses, further indications of this car's clean, low-mileage status. Of all the above features, the twin turbos and all-wheel drive left the strongest impressions.
What that means is that you get sparkling performance, exceptional reliability, and some pretty docile street manners. The caps on the hood were replaced with integrated sheet metal blisters, and revised side air vents and rear bumpers. The only downside is if you drive it like a maniac you are going to burn an entire tank in only a few days. There's very little sign of use, and even the chin spoiler is largely devoid of the usual chips and scrapes. I love the fact that you can change the exhaust to flow through two exhaust pipes or one. I couldn't pass it up. Even going 3 under the speed limit you feel like you are speeding because you only have 5 inches of space underneath you.
Replacing faulty automotive parts can allow you to restore drive quality and general automobile functionality, save fuel, or stay clear from unexpected automotive or component breakdown. Everything is standard, too, including power windows and locks, a powerful climate control system, cruise control, rear defrost, a tilt wheel, and a vintage 1993 entertainment system that actually sounds great. Most of the guys we talk to who are fans of these cars claim there are few better long-distance cruisers, with the V6 just purring away and still pulling down fuel economy in the mid-20s. You just can't argue with that kind of performance. But Mitsubishi's full load of technology sure resulted in a full load of car.
Of course, there's no sign of accident damage or botched repairs, because this one has a totally clean history. To wit: a 24-valve V6 with dual overhead camshafts and twin turbochargers. Remember when only V8s had 220 horsepower? And time isn't usually kind to paint, but this car really does look like it's a few months old, not two decades. Many drivers also felt its steering and shifter were vague, and its chassis less connected than other sports cars'. I absolutely love this vehicle.
Not a day goes by without a compliment. Everywhere I go, heads are turned and people are wondering what kind of vehicle it is. The interior was redesigned with dual air bags, a new audio system, and revised air conditioning refrigerant. You could probably get away with calling the interior sumptuous, with the seating surfaces wrapped in glove soft tan leather. Heck, this car is so nice, even the gas struts that hold up the hatch and hood are still doing their jobs! And time isn't usually kind to paint, but this car really does look like it's a few months old, not two decades. All 30 were signed by Beckenbauer.
At the same time, however, there's a definite obsession with technology: making everything electronic, inventing neat new gadgets and generally providing complex answers to simple questions. Japan's automotive design is usually driven by the pursuit of efficiency, agility and lightness. I absolutely love this vehicle. The rear suspension uses a clever multi-link arrangement that tracks like a cruise missile on the open road and gives this sport touring coupe the moves of a much lighter car. There's no rust, but also none of that chalky corrosion you get on the aluminum bits, a sure sign of clean living. And draped in sinister black, this is a car that anyone would think twice about tangling with on the street, even today. It handles like a puma getting ready to pounce, and takes off like a lion hunting its prey.
The gauges are sporty, and who doesn't love the three auxiliary gauges in their own pods mounted high in the center of the dash. The back seats are super tiny. Most of the guys we talk to who are fans of these cars claim there are few better long-distance cruisers, with the V6 just purring away and still pulling down fuel economy in the mid-20s. This car was truly built before its time, and is a collectors piece on wheels. You can barely fit two tiny 9 year olds back there, so don't plan on using it for groceries.
The Dodges had different bumpers than the turbo cars. These cars were front wheel drive and lacked four-wheel steering and active aero. Black cars are always the toughest to maintain properly, but someone must have sealed this one up in a hyperbaric chamber each night when they put it to bed, because the paint is brilliant. At the same time, however, there's a definite obsession with technology: making everything electronic, inventing neat new gadgets and generally providing complex answers to simple questions. What that means is that you get sparkling performance, exceptional reliability, and some pretty docile street manners. Furthermore, no one seemed to find much value in most of the electronics, and no one over 6 feet tall could sit up straight.