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Mitsubishi CZ-3 Tarmac Rally Car
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[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Mitsubishi
Drivetrain 4WD[3]
Aspiration Turbo
Engine 4G63
Max Power 335 BHP
Performance Points 488 PP
Weight 1,200 kilograms (2,600 lb)

The Mitsubishi CZ-3 Tarmac Rally Car is a race car based on the Mitsubishi CZ-3 Tarmac concept car. Developed by the Polyphony Digital staff, it appears in all of the GT games since Concept.

In-game descriptionEdit

"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.

AcquisitionEdit

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 300.000 Credits. It is a simplified car.

GT5Edit

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.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 750,000 Credits.

GT4Edit

This car can only be obtained by winning the Grand Canyon Rally on Medium.

TriviaEdit

  • 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.

PicturesEdit

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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