Mitsubishi 3000 GT: all the charms and not only
Since the 90s, Japanese companies have loved to surprise the world with new high-tech and high-speed cars, which surprised with their unprecedented high performance. Mitsubishi Motors was no exception, and already in 1990 surprised the new Mitsubishi 3000 GT sports car, which, although it did not become as popular as the Nissan Skyline R34, however, it received well-deserved fame.
Looking at JT at once, we can immediately say that the Japanese did not focus much attention on streamlining, as opposed to American and European companies that design the body in such a way as to create the most favorable conditions for streamlining. But the developers from Mitsubishi tried to achieve maximum efficiency in appearance, which is how deaf air intakes appeared under the side mirrors.
The next thing the Japanese sweated over is the aerodynamic system, which includes a wing and a spoiler under the front bumper. The main advantage of this system is its high controllability in corners. While the aerodynamics are not activated, the spoiler is in the same position, but as soon as the car enters the corner, the angle of attack of the spoiler immediately changes, which allows JT to easily “eat” the turns. But that’s not all, the real magic happens when the JT reaches a speed of 80 km / h, the spoiler drops even lower, which significantly increases the downforce.
However, paradoxical as it may be, this aerodynamic system has almost no effect on streamlining. So, even with older American-made models, such as the Ford Sierra, the streamlining ratio is lower, and this is without any “miracle systems”. Therefore, the aerodynamics of JT can be useful only on sharp turns, but not on highways.
The first three years, the Mitsubishi 3000 GT was produced with then popular retractable headlights, however, after the first restyling in 1994, they were replaced by a fixed, more modern version, which was updated even more in 1996, after the second restyling.
It is also worth mentioning that the JT model was also produced as a Convertible, but exclusively front-wheel drive was already used here.
If we talk about the salon, then the Japanese developers did not bother at all how to make more space, so Ji Ti’s landing formula is 2 + 2. No more than 160 liters of luggage fit in the trunk.
If we are talking about equipping the Mitsubishi 3000 GT, then first of all it is worth describing the 4 Wheel Steering system. This system is activated when the car reaches a speed greater than 50 km / h. With a full front wheel wiver at speed, the 4WS system also turns the rear wheels at a certain angle in the opposite direction, which significantly increases the maneuverability of a car.
The standard GT engine is a V6 rated at 161 hp. and a volume of 3 liters. The more powerful V6 3.0 already includes four valves per cylinder.
In Japan, this model is better known as the Mitsubishi GTO, in America, in turn, Dodge Stealth was engaged in the assembly of this model, and the SOHC engine was the first adjustment in the JI Ti base standard. Subsequently, the concept also received changes in the exterior, namely the headlights also shaped bumpers, turn signals. However, in spite of everything, in 1999 JT was discontinued in the US markets..
If we talk about the uniqueness of JT, the main difference with other Japanese-made models is precisely the unusual transverse arrangement of the engine, as well as the layout of the engine compartment.
Currently, the price of this legendary car ranges between $ 10,000– $ 20,000. If you are going to buy a grooming instance, then there is no hope of finding one for less than $ 15,000. However, without exaggeration, we can say that the GT is worth the money. A typical lover of optimal concepts will be quite pleased with this model. Not a single fan of sports riding will be indifferent when he sees the Mitsubishi 3000 GT.
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