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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:33 PM







Top Speed: 145 MPH
0-60: 6.8 Seconds
Horsepower: 210 @ 6000 RPM
Torque: 214 @ 3000 RPM
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Drivetrain: 4WD

In production between 1989 and 2011 and released specifically for the US market, the Eclipse was generally regarded as a Japanese take on the all-American "pony car". Initially the product of a partnership between Chrysler and Mitsubishi , it was introduced as an entry- to mid-level sports coupe and its subsequent popularity did much to establish the Japanese marque in North America. The Eclipse's dynasty included four distinct generations but, for many, the zenith of the model's 22-year reign arrived in 1998 in the shape of the GSX (shorthand for "Grand Sport, All-Wheel-Drive"). Like the rest of the second-generation models, which appeared between 1995 and 1999, this top-of-the-range, turbocharged, total-Eclipse was based on the Chrysler PJ platform. But that was only half the story. Featuring 17-inch wheels, a large rear spoiler, and a 210-bhp 2.0-liter, 16-valve engine armed with a Garrett T25 turbo, the 1998 Eclipse GSX could hit 60 mph in under seven seconds. It was the only all-wheel-drive offering in the range and would also prove to be the last, when the trim was dropped from the third-generation line-up.

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