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Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Turbo (J) '98
Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Turbo (J) '98
Appears in Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Mitsubishi
Drivetrain 4WD[3]
Engine 6G72
Max Power 305 BHP
Weight 1,680 kilograms (3,700 lb)

The Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Turbo (J) '98 is a Road car produced by Mitsubishi. It first appears in Gran Turismo 4.

In-game descriptionEdit

"The top grade model of the 3000GT, utilising all the technology Mitsubishi has to offer."

Sold as the GTO in its native Japan, Mitsubishi marketed the car in the U.S. as the 3000GT. Chrysler sold its own version of the car, called the Dodge Stealth that featured a different body style, but the same mechanical components as the Mitsubishi. Chrysler, quite impressed how its version of the car turned out, made the Stealth pace car for the 1991 Indianapolis 500 (the first time a "Japanese car" was bestowed that honor, albeit unofficially).

The GTO was based on the same platform as the Mitsubishi Diamante, while the engine was a 3.0-liter DOHC V-6, available in either naturally aspirated or twin turbocharged form. The turbo-boosted unit produced a hearty 276 HP and 307.3 ft-lb of torque while the non-turbo powerplant cranked out a respectable 222 HP and 202.5 ft-lb. The GTO made use of many novel automotive technologies at the time, including all-wheel drive, 4-wheel steering, an electronically-controlled suspension, and ABS braking system. It also featured an active aerodynamic system that would adjust the front and rear spoilers according to vehicle speed, along with an active exhaust system that could modify the exhaust note. These numerous high-tech features intrigued automotive enthusiasts in large numbers.

In 1993, the car's retractable headlights were swapped for a set of fixed headlights, the twin turbo engine was mated to a Getrag 6-speed manual gearbox and peak torque was upped to 314.6 ft-lb. With its high-tech wizardry and distinctive coke bottle shape, the GTO was one fascinating machine right up to the end of production run in August 2001.

AcquisitionEdit

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 Turbo (J) '98 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 33,491 Credits. It is a Level 5 car.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Four-Wheel Drive

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