The Mitsubishi GTO is a front-engine, all-wheel/front-wheel drive
2+2 hatchback sports coupe and Grand Touring car manufactured and
marketed by Japanese automobile manufacturer Mitsubishi for
1990-1999 model years, across a single generation with one
facelift. Manufactured in Nagoya, Japan, the four passenger coupes
were marketed in the Japanese domestic market (JDM) as the GTO and
globally as Mitsubishi 3000GT. The Dodge Stealth - a badge
engineered, mechanically identical captive import - was sold for
model years 1991-1996 along with the 1991-1999 Mitsubishi 3000GT in
North America. As a collaborative effort between Chrysler and
Mitsubishi Motors, Chrysler was responsible for the Stealth's
First generation models were internally designated Z16A and
incorporated full-time four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering,
active aerodynamics with automatically adjusting front and rear
spoilers, sport/tour exhaust modes and electronically controlled
suspension (ECS).11 #fn11 The GTO, 3000GT and Stealth featured
pop-up headlights and articulated blister caps on the hood to
accommodate the ECS controllers at the top of the strut turrets.
The Dodge Stealth featured a signature cross-hair front bumper
fascia and crescent-shaped rear spoiler - and did not include
active aerodynamics. In 1993 the engine went to a 4 bolt main and a
forged crankshaft. In the U.S., both the 1990 to 1993 Dodge Stealth
R/T Turbo and Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 received the transversely
mounted 24V V6 paired with a long ratio 5-speed manual.
Twin turbo engine of a Mitsubishi GTO
Magazines from the era praised its brutal acceleration and AWD grip
but disliked its Active Aero and other 'special' gadgets, saying
they were useless and added weight to an already heavy platform. By
1993 all electronic gadgets were still standard on the VR-4 model,
with magazines quoting 0-60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration times
ranging from sub 5 seconds12 #fn12 to 6.3 seconds and quarter mile
times of 13.6-13.9 seconds at 95-98 mph (153-158 km/h)13 #fn1314
#fn14 Only US 3000GT models could be configured with front-wheel
drive rather than all-wheel drive. In Japan, the base GTO SR
included all-wheel drive; no front-wheel drive version was offered.
The GTO SR had similar power output figures as the US spec 3000GT
SL and was offered with the same five-speed manual or four-speed
automatic transmissions. Japanese buyers did not receive the SOHC
V6 which was standard on the base model US only Dodge Stealth and
US spec 3000GT. Japanese buyers had the choice of either a
naturally aspirated DOHC V6 and twin-turbocharged DOHC V6.
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