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Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo '96
Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo '96
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 Mitsubishi
Displacement 2972 cc
Drivetrain 4WD[4]
Aspiration Turbo
Engine 6G72
Max Power 276 BHP
Performance Points 450 PP
Max Torque 43.50 kgf.m
Top Speed 182 miles per hour (293 km/h)
Length 180 inches (4,600 mm)
Width 72 inches (1,800 mm)
Height 50 inches (1,300 mm)
Weight 1,710 kilograms (3,800 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 6.2 kg (14 lb) per horsepower

The Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo '96 is a Road car produced by Mitsubishi. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date except Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec and Gran Turismo Sport.

ColorsEdit

Five colors[5] are available for this car:

  • Mariana Blue Pearl (not in GT2)
  • Timber Green Pearl (GT1 & GT2 only)
  • Passion Red
  • Hamilton Silver Metallic
  • Galaxy White Pearl
  • Pyrenees Black Pearl

In-game descriptionEdit

"The top grade model of the GTO, utilizing 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 the official 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 V6, available in either naturally aspirated or twin turbocharged form. The turbo-boosted unit produced a hearty 276 HP and 307.3 lb-ft of torque while the non-turbo powerplant cranked out a respectable 222 HP and 202.5 lb-ft. 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 lb-ft. 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

GT1Edit

This car can be bought at the Mitsubishi New Cars Dealership for 43,230 Credits. It is also one of the available Mitsubishi cars in Arcade Mode. In Arcade Mode, this car is classified as an A-Class Car.

GT2Edit

This car can be purchased at the Mitsubishi Used Car Dealership for around 2,400,000 Credits. It is only available in the NTSC-J version of the game.

GT4Edit

This car can be bought at the Used Car Showroom (Late '90s) for around 2,160,000 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage. It is only available in the NTSC-J version of the game.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 43,230 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo '96 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 34,586 Credits. It is a Level 5 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 43,230 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. Four-Wheel Drive
  5. Six in the original Gran Turismo