|HKS CT230R '08|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 5|
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||PR|
|Interior in GT6||Detailed|
|Engine||4G63 + HKS 2.3-liter bore kit|
|Max Power||572 BHP|
|Performance Points||588 PP|
|Weight||1,068 kilograms (2,350 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||1.92 kg (4.2 lb) per horsepower|
"A superb combination of HKS technology in a car that has beaten numerous best circuit lap times."
Japan's finest and most flamboyant tuners gather every year at the Tokyo Auto Salon, a car show that's known as much for its striking race queens as its souped-up cars.
In 2007, Gran Turismo's Best of Show award went to the Mitsubishi HKS CT230R. Selected for being "a very Japanese, refined machine that aims for high-speed perfection," this Mitsubishi Evo-based racer has broken a number of records at numerous Japanese racing circuits.
The HKS CT230R's high-speed pedigree was first established on April 2, 2006 when it recorded a lap time of 55.063 seconds at the Tsukuba Circuit, located just outside Tokyo. It then went on to set a time of 1 minute 42.374 seconds at the Fuji Speedway, and by the middle of that summer, it broke the lap records at Tokachi Circuit, Central Circuit (Hyogo Prefecture), Okayama International, Sugo (Miyagi prefecture) and Suzuka Circuit (Mie Prefecture).
In a triumphant, historical time attack for the ages, it recorded and unprecedented 53.999 second lap at the Tsukuba circuit on December 5, 2006, then broke that record with a blistering 53.589-second run on January 26, 2007. Based on the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII, the majority of parts for this particular Evo's 4G63 2.0-liter engine were swapped for HKS components, while displacement was increased to 2.3 liters.
It made further power gains with the addition of HKS's next-generation GT3240 turbo, raising output to an astounding 552 HP and 470.1 ft-lb. Most of the body panels were replaced with those made from carbon-fiber, helping to reduce the vehicle's weight to less than 1100 kg.
As a Premium car, the HKS CT230R '08 can be purchased from the Dealerships for 260,000 Credits, or by winning the Tsukuba 9-Hour Endurance race in A-Spec. It is a Level 21 car.
This car can be purchased for 260,000 Credits. It is a detailed car.
- This car is perhaps the first and so far the only HKS car that is based on a Mitsubishi to appear in Gran Turismo.