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Mitsubishi Starion


was a notable year for Mitsubishi ; the introduction of the Lancer Turbo, its advanced engine technology, the spread the turbo influence its range, with Turbo of the Galant, Sapporo, and even the Colt. Their final was the Starion coupe, introduced unusually for a Japanese car – at the Show. Family traits shown by the wheelbase, which at inches was similar to that of the but the track was wider and the car can be viewed as a individual model.

The Starion was of front-engine/rear-drive layout and the all-round suspension used MacPherson with coil springs at the located by transverse arms and links, and a similar coil-spring/damper at the rear with fabricated suspension members. Gas-filled and anti-roll bars were both front and rear. ball steering was employed, a power option, and ventilated were standard all round.

An optional extra was an ABS-type system.

The engine was Mitsubishi’s known four-cylinder with counter-rotating balance shafts, in its cc form. At the time, Mitsubishi for the Mitsubishi Astron engine a single-camshaft head (SOHC) than the dual cam head, and for a throttle-body fuel injection which mixed the fuel the air prior to entering the plenum Mitsubishi’s electronic control used ultrasonic waves to the incoming air.

A knock-sensing was also fitted.

The engine produced 125 kW (170 hp) at rpm and 245 Nm (180 Ib-ft) of torque at rpm. Drive was through a manual box and a limited slip was available as an option. The body was a coupe with a hatchback and rear seats.

Some 174 long, it had the angularly sloping end and retractable head lamps fashionable on up-market Japanese coupes through the 1980’s, and to match its racy looks a top speed of 220 km/h (136 and a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) time of 7.6

Equipment was very complete, an adjustable steering column and which adjusedt in no less six different ways. The front were mounted in a unique in the doors, improving access to the of the car, and trim throughout was good, with leather During production, the Starion was in both a narrowbody and widebody, in years (‘86.5-89).

The design proved durable and few were made between with only simple demarking the change from one to the next. In the United States there was only one major when the car was upgraded to the ESI-r TSi) model; this featured an intercooler and five-bolt replacing the four-bolt wheels it had from the rear wheel Mitsubishi Galant Lambda.

ceased entirely by 1990, and its the GTO was fitted with the mechanicals of the demonstrated Mitsubishi HSX Sports concept vehicle. Many of the features of the Starion were into later vehicles and can be in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, in the Galant VR-4, and the Mitsubishi

Starion Performance

Modern took a Starion to Castlereagh Zero to 60 km/h was timed at seconds and 100 km/h came up in The standing 400 metres took seconds. The Starion’s fifth gave 38.3 km/h per revs, which made for cruising and an ultimate top speed of 203 however later road put the top speed at 220 km/h. The Starion’s was firm, in true sporting car

However, it handled most well and the solid ride was a small price to pay for predictable motoring. The firm damping and and subsequent elimination of unnecessary pitch under optimum and acceleration, made for a pleasantly-behaved car for the enthusiast driver.

Mitsubishi Starion

A heavy car for its size, the Starion was in an unofficial structural integrity at a very wet Amaroo race With the rain bucketing and visibility limited, production Allen Fender ploughed a stationary rival at around 130 It was a savage impact and Fender’s looked badly mangled.

But investigation showed that the was essentially cosmetic.

Behind the

Wide B-posts restricted vision, but otherwise the Starion’s was functional and comfortable. The front were adjustable every way – slide, recline, support, head restraint thigh support and (the body side support. The could virtually wrap the around themselves and then the location with clever seat belts that out of the way when the door was opened.

The interior, though well was subtle and austere to the eye, other Japanese sports of the era – notably the Nissan Z, was all brazen and flashy. However overdid the subtlety with its sound gear.

Australian Turbo Models:

2.0 L 4G63 Australian vehicles were similar to the European TURBO The J codes below denote the version, and are found on the Australian Information Plates.

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