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> Mitsubishi 3000GT/GTO/Dodge Stealth, Yes it was called a lot of things, AWD & Turbo models only
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post Apr 23 2006, 05:57 AM
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what i still dont understand is that, this car was released at the time the japanese took over the car world
skyline,supra,rx7 & nsx all got praised for their performance, so where did mitsubishi go so horridly wrong?

i wonder... huh.gif
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post Jul 5 2008, 01:20 AM
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Thread Necromancy I know.

The 3000GT has always been a love it or hate it kind of car. As with all first run cars, the 91-94 VR4s had some issues. Most, if not all of these were addressed with the '95+ models. The car's weight came down to a more reasonable 3600-3700lbs, the power went up to 320awhp and 315trq (the 91-93 was rated at 300awhp). Gone was the active exhaust. It kept the 4 wheel steering, AWD and active aero. It also received 18" chrome rims and sunroof as standard (back in '95!!). Digital climate control and 6 way leather seats. The 1/4 mile time from R/T and C/D was 13.5 and the 0-60 was 5.4sec. Top speed was a nice 168 mph.

In stock trim the Supra, VR4, 300Z and RX-7 all put down roughly the same performance numbers. If you stop and think about it, that is pretty impressive considering all the extra things the VR4 had (including weight) Also keep in mind that was putting roughly the same amount of power down to the ground as the other cars... but it was doing it to all four wheels. This means it was making more power at the crank then the rest.

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what i still dont understand is that, this car was released at the time the japanese took over the car world
skyline,supra,rx7 & nsx all got praised for their performance, so where did mitsubishi go so horridly wrong?


They did not go horridly wrong, the media did. Mitsubishi set out to make a Grand Touring car (3000GT) and the did just that. Large, powerful, lots of amenities and classic sports car styling.

Yes, the VR4 is a cool car.
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