Mitsubishi 3000 GT (1997)

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One of the few survivors of that era is the Mitsubishi GT. Unlike its now-extinct competition, the turbocharged, all-wheel drive GT VR-4 model is balanced by a more affordable front drive base model. The 3000 GT may not have the incredible of the VR-4, but it’s no slouch.

It combines aggressive style, of useful performance, and a price tag if not exactly inexpensive, is far less that of any other large sports car. Maybe is why the 3000 GT has been the most of the Japanese supercoupes.

The basic GT is a well-equipped grand touring car some new features for 1997 to its value. Outside, a restyled fascia, standard 16-inch wheels and low-profile performance and a large rear spoiler it from earlier models. Its single overhead cam V6 has plenty of

A comprehensive list of standard appointments ensures driver and comfort and convenience. During my with a 3000 GT, I found the car to be and comfortable, with great abilities.

APPEARANCE: Is this what Racer drives? The 3000 GT looks the part. Minor changes over the years allowed it to not only age gracefully, but to its looks over the years.

It has of individuality and character. Legendary martial arts hero was the inspiration, and the face of the 3000 GT is reminiscent of old Japanese Samurai in style. Double projector-beam with a slightly-inset transparent wraparound side marker/turn lights, and a low, wide air give the front of the car a very serious race face.

Bulges in the hood and front for the engine and front struts, add to the serious performance image, as do the spoked alloy wheels. with doubts about the of the 3000 GT need look no than the high, blatant spoiler wing. This is not a module.

COMFORT: Inside, it is apparent that the 3000 GT is no Its age shows a bit in the lack of door and afterthought cupholders. So what?

has made an excellent driver’s and the cockpit layout is designed that in mind. The cloth- front sports seats are and comfortable for a long day’s The driver’s seat is adjustable in 6 All controls fall readily to as the old clich goes, and leather on the tilt-adjustable steering wheel and knob improves grip on two most important controls. placement is good.

Even though the seating is low, visibility is good for a coupe, and hampered only by the wing. Standard power mirrors, and doorlocks, good and air conditioning, and a very decent sound system add civilization. The 10-disc CD changer mounts in the luggage area.

There is a seat, and, as in most coupes, it is best used for cargo or short people and excursions.

Mitsubishi 3000 GT

SAFETY: The 1997 Mitsubishi GT has dual front air bags, and seat belts for all occupants.

The Mitsubishi 3000 GT earns its GT touring) designation, even in form. A rigid monocoque and well- designed fully-independent see to that. The ride is appropriately but not uncomfortable.

The wide, sticky A022 tires stick well indeed, and help the car its great cornering abilities. is power-assisted and has just the right of effort. Road feel is good for a front-wheel drive and torque steer is reasonably

Four-wheel vented disc ensure deceleration that acceleration. Low levels of wind and noise help make the GT a distance-eating machine.

PERFORMANCE: In standard form, the GT balances value and performance. It is enough for sporting driving being priced attainably. The single overhead cam 3-liter V6 is lightly-stressed, reasonably economical, and pleasant.

The 5-speed manual in my test car was appropriate for a sports car and smoothly; the optional 4-speed should work just For those people with a for more speed, Mitsubishi has powerful versions, including the SL and 320-horsepower VR-4

CONCLUSIONS: The muscle car lives on with the 3000 GT.

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