The History of Mitsubishi 3000gt

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Mitsubishi 3000 GT

The History Of Mitsubishi 3000gt

The GTO is a sports grand tourer by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi between 1990 and 2001, in most export markets it was as a Mitsubishi 3000GT. It was also by Chrysler in North America as a Stealth captive import the 1991 to 1996 model with only minor differences. It took its name the Galant GTO, a two-door coupé sold by the company in the 1970s.

Following the successful of the Mitsubishi HSX concept car at the 1989 Motor Show, Mitsubishi the new GTO as a technically advanced sports to compete with the Mazda Nissan 300ZX and Skyline and the Toyota Supra. They the GTO name, and the car went on to serve as flagship for the remainder of the decade.

However, despite the cachet of the at home, it was known as the Mitsubishi outside Japan; the company was that connoisseurs would to the evocative nameplate from the regarded Ferrari 250 GTO and Pontiac GTO used on a Japanese vehicle. regardless of its badge or eventual market, every car was built on the production line at Mitsubishi’s in Nagoya, Japan.

A Dodge Stealth was initially to be as a pace car for the 1991 Indianapolis 500 The United Auto Workers however, did not like the idea of a car being a pace car for the race, and a Dodge Viper was substituted.

The generation incorporated many of contemporary performance-enhancing technologies, as full time all wheel four wheel steering, aerodynamics featuring automatically-adjusting and rear spoilers, a tuneable and electronically controlled suspension Visually, the cars featured headlights and noticeable caps on the to accommodate the ECS controllers at the top of the strut

Second generation models are by a revised front bumper to projector beam headlights and round projector fog lights. wheel/tire combinations were offered. The base and SL model 16 wheels in silver or chrome 225/55 tires, while the VR4 now had 18 wheels with 245/40 the caps on the hood were and the side air vents and rear were modified.

The interior was redesigned with air bags and revised air conditioning The engines in all models received a boost in torque. To complement the VR-4 now included a six-speed manual transmission.

Mitsubishi 3000 GT

As the price of the increased, many of the gadgets on the car discontinued. The tunable exhaust was out as early as 1994, the ECS disappeared the 1995 model year, and the aerodynamics in 1996. Finally, ceased sales of the Dodge captive import, and for the remainder of its only Mitsubishi-badged versions available.

In 1995 and 1996, edition retractable hardtop models of the 3000GT SL and VR-4 sold in the USA. Customized by ASC in these cars had retractable which could be opened or at the touch of a button. It was the first of its in America since the 1957–59 Skyliner, and although it was abandoned two years because of slow (1618 units), it presaged a which would eventually the following year with the SLK.

The SOHC 12v engine, previously available in the base model was added to the Mitsubishi range the Dodge version was discontinued. sales in the American sports car led to a planned facelift for 1997 abandoned in favor of minor adjustments, including a new front and hoop wing.

In 1999 the car received a partial makeover, including new front headlamps, turn signals, panels, and a large wing for the VR-4 to distinguish it from models. Production for the Japanese market finally ceased in with the last two cars the following year.

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