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Mitsubishi CZ-3 Tarmac '01
CZ-3 Tarmac '01 Revised
Appears in Gran Turismo Concept
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]
Max Power 218 BHP
Performance Points 434 PP
Weight 1,200 kilograms (2,600 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 5.5 kg (12 lb) per horsepower

The Mitsubishi CZ-3 Tarmac '01 is a concept car built by Mitsubishi. It appears in Gran Turismo Concept, Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

Intended to be the next Colt-Generation, the CZ3 (Based on CZ2), sharing the same platform but with more interior space and a larger engine, appeared in the 2001 Tokyo Auto Show. Although it was never made into a full production car, its design was incorporated into the 2002 Mitsubishi Colt (Z30).

ColorsEdit

Only one is available for this car. It is unnamed in the games.

  • Tarmac Red

In-game descriptionEdit

As a future vision of what a compact car would look like, Mitsubishi announced its next-generation concept car — the CZ-3 Tarmac — at the 2001 Tokyo Auto Show. Sadly, this tautly-styled and affordable small car never made it to production, at least not with this crisp sheetmetal; a less impressive-looking version later appeared as the Mitsubishi Colt in Japan... so the Gran Turismo team took it upon themselves to create a rally version!

A Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution powertrain has been grafted onto the CZ-3 Tarmac, making it one monster of a compact hatchback. The engine is the familiar turbocharged 4G63, a 2.0-liter DOHC inline-4. With the World Rally Championship in mind, maximum output was boosted to over 300 PS and, in accordance with race regulations in the world's most popular rally series. has had an air intake fitted with a restrictor.

An all-wheel-drive system has been utilized, with an active torque-split system in place of the AYC/ACD from the stock Lancer Evolution. This computer-controlled torque-split system not only distributes power between the front and rear wheels, but also transfers torque laterally between the left and right side wheels as well. Traction has been improved, but there's a significant increase in sharpness of grip at turn-in. In addition to the customary aerodynamic aids of cars of this nature, the CZ-3 Tarmac also boasts an extra-large rear wing.

AcquisitionEdit

GT ConceptEdit

The Mitsubishi CZ-3 Tarmac '01 is available to the player in Arcade Mode from the beginning.

GT4Edit

The Mitsubishi CZ-3 Tarmac '01 is not for sale. It can only be obtained by winning the Swiss Alps Special Condition races on Easy difficulty.

GTPSPEdit

The Mitsubishi CZ-3 Tarmac '01 is first available on the fifth day of the game, and can be bought for 500,000 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Mitsubishi CZ-3 Tarmac '01 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 79,961 Credits. It is a Level 3 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 80,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.

TriviaEdit

  • In Gran Turismo games, there is an apparent bug in the system that sometimes (especially in pre-race position listings) puts excess space between the "CZ-3" and "Tarmac" portions of the car's name, making them appear very far apart. This is the case for most other Mitsubishi cars in the Gran Turismo series.
  • In Gran Turismo 4, this car cannot be sold, only discarded from the garage.

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