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Mazda Lantis Coupe 2000 Type R '93
Mazda Lantis Coupe 2000 Type R '93 (GT6)
Appears in Gran Turismo (RM)[1]
Gran Turismo 2 (RM)[1]
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[2]
Interior in GT6 Simple[3]
Manufacturer Mazda
Displacement 1995 cc
Drivetrain FF[4]
Aspiration NA
Engine KF-ZE
Max Power 167 BHP
Performance Points 381 PP
Max Torque 132.4 lb-ft
Length 4,245 mm
Width 1,695 mm
Height 1,355 mm
Weight 1,240 kilograms (2,700 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 7.43 kg (16.4 lb) per horsepower

The Mazda Lantis Coupe 2000 Type R '93 is a 4-door "coupe" (a version of a 5-door hatchback) produced by Mazda. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date except for Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec and Gran Turismo Sport.

ColorsEdit

There are five colors available for this vehicle:

  • Classic Red
  • Sparkle Green Metallic
  • Silver Stone Metallic
  • Chaste White
  • Brilliant Black

DescriptionEdit

"A sports saloon that sparkles among Japanese cars of the '90s."

  • The Mazda Lantis was sold as the Mazda 323F outside Japan.

When speaking of Japan's sports sedans of the 1990s, one must not forget the Mazda Lantis, which made its debut in 1993. Its tight compact body was nimble all on its own, and especially in the coupe, the short overhang gave it a very sharp handling characteristic.

The Lantis was offered in a 5-door hatchback and a 4-door hard top sedan, but aside from the luggage space these two were identical. Even the coupe packaging was essentially a 5-door sedan.

The main engine model was the 1.8L inline-4, but the sports Type R had a different engine. Amazingly, packed horizontally in the front was a 2L, DOHC V6. It was a highly-tuned engine producing 168 HP.

The greatest attraction of the Lantis was in its advanced handling performance. While being comfortable to ride in as a passenger car, the suspension still allowed the car to be driven very fast. On winding roads, it would make you wonder "where's the understeer." It was an incredible suspension setup that would pull you even in tight corners.

The V6 engine of the Type R also matched this suspension well. Though the low end torque was slightly low, once you got it above 3000 rpm, it provided an ultra smooth power feel, and it was more fun to drive than many sports cars.

The fact that Mazda introduced this sports sedan of this quality in the 90's when Honda was dominating in compact sports models, is a notable fact to bear in mind.

AcquisitionEdit

GT1Edit

This car can be bought at the Mazda New Cars Dealership for 20,750 Credits. In addition, this car is available from the start in Arcade Mode, where is classified as a C-Class Car. The car's appearance in Arcade Mode is limited to the NTSC-J version of the game.

In the international versions, the Mazda Roadster 1.8 RS (NB) '98 replaces this car as the fourth playable Mazda car in Arcade Mode.

GT2Edit

The Mazda Lantis Coupe can occasionally be bought in the Mazda Used Car Dealership for around 770,000 Credits. It is only available in the NTSC-J version.

GT4Edit

The Mazda Lantis Coupe can occasionally be bought in the Early 90's Used Car Showroom for around 996,000 Credits. It is only available in the NTSC-J version.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 19,920 Credits.

GT5Edit

This car is a Standard Car, and can occasionally be bought at the Used Car Dealership for around 14,600 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage. It is a Level 0 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 19,920 Credits. It has a simple interior.

PicturesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Available to be Race Modified
  2. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  3. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  4. Front-Engined, Front Wheel drive