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Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS-T


Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS-T

Initially only available in coupe form when it was launched in 1989, the Eclipse was built in Illinois and not Japan. It was based on the Galant running gear and featured front-wheel drive in the top GS-T model, but an outstanding 4WD system in the other range-topping model, the GSX, which was virtually unstickable in corners. It wasn't until 1996 that the roadster version became available, and without a roof it needed much strengthening. Mitsubishi did this by including a new rear deck and seat panel, thicker sills, re-designed inner arches and a M* in forced windshield frame. The suspension remained, being effective from the start, thanks to a wishbone front and multi-link rear system. The engine featured an alloy head with twin overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, multi-point electronic fuel injection and a Garrett turbo which ran 1.0 bar (14.5 psi) boost.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS-T Specifications

Top speed:130 mph (208 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-95 km/h):6.4 sec
Engine type:In-line four
Displacement:122 ci (1,997 cc)
Transmission:5-speed manual
Max power:210 bhp (157 kW) @ 6,000 rpm
Max torque:214 lb ft (289 Nm) @ 3,000 rpm
Weight:3,053 lb (1,382 kg)
Economy:21.4 mpg (7.6 km/I)
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