For some time now, Japanese automobile manufacturers have been doing great in the automobile industry. And when you speak of Japan-made automobiles, Mitsubishi is certainly one of the brands that would first register in your mind. It is simply because Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is Japan's fourth largest car manufacturer, and in the course of being such, several outstanding models have already been introduced by it. One of such models is the Mitsubishi 3000GT. The Mitsubishi 3000GT was initially known as the Mitsubishi GTO. To make things clearer, the GTO is the name given to two different sports cars manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors. These sports cars were rebadged for several export markets.
Those sold from 1970 were front-wheel drive, two-door hardtop coupes displaying American muscle car styling and design, and are equipped with straight-4 powerplant. They were called the Mitsubishi Galant GTO. Meanwhile, after Galant GTO's production was discontinued, the same name was revived and was used in the new flagship sports grand tourer automobile some 15 years after the name's dormancy. Same automobiles, with minor detail differences, were also marketed by Chrysler in North America as Dodge Stealth captive import beginning 1991 until 1996.
The Mitsubishi GTO was reworked in 1991 to be technically advanced sports coupe that will serve as a competing product against Mazda's RX-7, Nissan's 300ZX and Toyota's Supra. Outside Japan, the name Mitsubishi 3000GT was used instead of GTO to avoid confusion with the famous Ferrari 250 GTO and Pontiac GTO. What's good about the 3000GT is that lots of Mitsubishi's modern performance-enhancing technologies were applied to it, such as the full time four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, active aerodynamics featuring automatically-adjusting front and rear spoilers, a tunable exhaust and electronically-controlled suspension or ECS. As for the appearance, notable features of the 3000GT include pop-up headlights and "caps" on the hood to house the ECS controllers at the top of the strut turrets.
Technically, the Mitsubishi 3000GT used a powerplant of 6G72 3.0-liter DOHC 24v V6 engine, while the Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 used the same engine but with twin turbo. And for the second generation 3000GT, a convertible Spyder model was offered in United States. Be it the original 3000GT, or the 3000GT VR-4 or the convertible Spyder model that you own, you will definitely look for its parts and accessories sooner or later. Here at Parts Train, we offer great deals of premium quality Mitsubishi 300GT automotive products for all your needs. Check our catalogue now!