Mitsubishi FTO GR Is The Eclipse America Deserved
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The FTO identify got here from an early 70s Mitsubishi mannequin known as the Galant Coupe FTO, with FTO standing for Fresco Turismo Omologato. The reborn 90s-era FTO got here powered by a transversely mounted inline-four or a V6, rated at 123 horsepower and 168 hp, respectively. Each may very well be paired to a five-speed guide or a complicated automated transmission with a guide mode. Exterior styling borrowed Italian design parts from the period, particularly the distinctive rear finish. The headlights and grille are additionally breaks from Mitsubishi’s 90s design language.
The inside is nothing groundbreaking and the rear seats are a good match as anticipated. Nonetheless, the FTO was ok to win Japan’s Automobile of the 12 months award for 1994 and shortly turned a favourite gray market import to the UK, Eire, and Australia. Some restricted version and different inventory tuning packages have been provided through the years, and a midlife refresh occurred for 1997.