|Mitsubishi CZ-3 Tarmac Rally Car|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo Concept|
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Max Power||335 BHP|
|Performance Points||488 PP|
|Weight||1,200 kilograms (2,600 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||3.58 kg (7.9 lb) per horsepower|
The Mitsubishi CZ-3 Tarmac Rally Car is a rally car based on the Mitsubishi CZ-3 Tarmac concept car. Developed by the Polyphony Digital staff, it first appeared in Gran Turismo Concept, returning in every main game since then (starting from Gran Turismo 4, but excluding Gran Turismo Sport). It is also featured in Gran Turismo PSP.
"An original version of the CZ-3 infused with the DNA of the Lancer Evolution."
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.
This car can be purchased for 300,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.
As a Standard car, the Mitsubishi CZ-3 Tarmac Rally Car can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 292,283 Credits. It is a Level 12 car.
This car can be purchased for 750,000 Credits.
This car can only be obtained by winning the Grand Canyon Rally on Medium. It isn't showcased in the Mitsubishi dealership.
The player can unlock this car by winning a Professional Level race at Autumn Ring.
- The livery of this car is based on that of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV Rally Car '97.
- In Gran Turismo Concept, the player can choose the color of the stripes on the car's side. The colors to choose from are: red, blue, green, and black. However, starting with Gran Turismo 4, the car is available only with red stripes.