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sport compact car did an article with a man who owns a car shop in california
he owns a 3000GT VR4 and at the end of the article  he states.
quote: "i can say this much about the car, even though its heavy, with its tourque range and awd, a properly tuned 3000gt is unbeatable on the street, its the ultimate srteet car, and i know because i also own a supra and a skyline."
he also states that, to 3000gt owners its a mystery the car never enjoyed quasi-legendary status.
in other words


Putting the power to the pavement is the name of the acceleration game. The Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 has 320 hp, much less than the Jag and Lightning, and the same power rating as the Mustang Cobra. So what gives the Mitsubishi the advantage over them? Traction.

This is the only all-wheel-drive car in this test. That means no wheelspin. Launching the Mitsubishi is so simple, it's like flying into outer space - even a monkey can do it. Just tach up the DOHC twin-turbocharged V6 up near its 6000 rpm power peak and drop that clutch. Granted, this isn't the best thing for the car's durability, but it sure gets this 2+2 off the line like a slingshot. All four 18-in. tires dig in, the 3000GT squats like Mike Piazza, and you are gone.

Don't expect any rubber when you throw gears, either. Tire slip in this car is harder to come by than a date with Pamela Anderson. Shifter action and clutch takeup could be a bit smoother, so quick gear changes aren't easy. But the V6's surprising amount of low-end torque really gets the heavy Mitsubishi going. And the motor pulls right up to its 7000 rpm redline.

One thing missing from the Mitsubishi's stellar performance: the right sounds. Its hair dryer exhaust note just doesn't cut it.

Test Summary:
Mitsubishi 3000GT

  • Base price: $44,600, Price as tested: $45,140
  • Engine: 3.0L/181.0 CID DOHC 24v twin turbo V6
  • HP: 320 @ 6000 rpm, Torque: 315 ft.-lb. @ 2500 rpm
  • Trans: 6M, Drivetrain: front engine/awd
  • Final drive: 3.87:1 w/center viscous coupling
  • Curb weight: 3737 lb, Weight/HP ratio: 11.7
  • Horsepower/liter: 106.7, Tires: 245/40ZR18
  • Acceleration: 0-30 mph: 1.70 sec. 0-60 mph: 5.00 sec.
  • 1/4 mile: 13.44 sec. @ 101.79 mph

My car: 92 Mitsubishi 3000gt vr4
Custom 3 inch exhaust
Spw high performance mufflers
HKS super megaflow twin filter intake
DXD Southbend racing clutch
Apexi twinchamber blow off valve
Greddy Profec B spec II boost controller.
Next: Super AFC fuel controller.
Other stuff.
spw boost gauge
air fuel ratio gauge
momo shift knob
momo booot
Greddy turbo timer.

lotus elise 0-60 in 4.4


S7 Saleen 0-60 3.4 sec 1/4mile time 11.8
top speed 220mph

Mclaren F1 0-60 in 3.3 sec 1/4mile time 11.1
top speed 241mph

It was developed with nearly zero compromises, by the mind of a very forward thinking race car designer with an almost limitless budget. The objective was to build the greatest road car ever and many would say that it was certainly achieved.


Lamborghini Mercielgo 0-60 3.9 sec 1/4mile 11.7
Top speed 196mph

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