Japanese Rides & Mitsubishi FTO

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Mitsubishi FTO

A front-engined, front-wheel coupe manufactured and introduced by in 1994. It remained in production 2000 and was primarily produced for the domestic market. However, it was to gain some popularity in Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand as market import and forced the for limited distribution of FTO via official of Mitsubishi in those countries.

In its year, the Mitsubishi FTO won the 1994-1995 Car of the Japan award.

The name FTO stands for ‘Fresh Origination’, which reminds us of the Galant FTO Coupe, the company’s sports cars.

Mitsubishi FTO with only 2-door body style and all of them front-wheel drive. They with either transversely V6 engine or straight-4 engine with a 5-speed manual or semi-automatic transmission. However, in the it was available with 4-speed

October 1994–August 1997

launched a limited number of GPX Edition model in commemoration of its win in awards. The most distinct of this limited edition car was its yellow paint scheme and Japan Car of the Year#8221; emblem on the surface of the C-pillar. The car came a rear screen wiper and slip differential.

Mitsubishi produced just 500 of GPX Limited Edition.

In early Mitsubishi launched another edition called the Nakaya-Tune FTO of only 300 units were Akihiko Nakaya, a driver of FTO in the Grand Touring Car Championship in tuned the car and hence named him. Some of the distinctive were a sports silencer, brake pads, carbon lip spoiler and upgraded suspension Ohlin’s shock absorbers.

Mitsubishi FTO

August 1997–July 2001

All the that appeared after 1997 were regarded as the models. The only visible was on the front bumper that a larger air intake, deeper splitter and restyled housings for the lights. To complement the side of the car, headlamps were modified.

Another facelift called the GP Version R was also in Scotia White, Passion Red or Black exterior colors. The features used in the vehicle HID headlamps, blue (with body color), black red body color) or red (with body color) front updated suspension, limited differential as well as a different spoiler in addition to the GPX specification. To the vehicle lightweight, some of the were skipped, such as skirts, front fog lights, control, electric folding and sound insulation.

Mitsubishi also introduced an electric version of the FTO named the It was equipped with performance batteries.

In December 1999, the set a record by covering the distance of kilometers (1200 miles) in hours time.

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