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Old 06-12-2020, 05:57 AM   #1
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Default Mitsubishi 3000GT could return

The Mitsubishi 3000GT was a Japanese performance coupe built between 1990 and 2000… and it could make a comeback in the 2020s.

What you see here is a rendering of the Mitsubishi ‘4000GT’ created by Matthew Parsons via design portal Behance, which proposes one design direction that could be taken for a potential remake of the Mitsubishi sports car.

The Mitsubishi 3000GT – or GTO, as it was also called – was originally powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 in the 1990s, when it rumbled with the likes of the Toyota Supra, Mazda RX-7 and Nissan 300ZX of the era.

And its successor could also be powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6, supplied by Nissan.

Given the industrial alliance within which Mitsubishi, Nissan and Renault now operate, Mitsubishi could further leverage the recently-announced ‘leader-follower’ platform sharing strategy recently outlined by the three car-makers as part of their new business plan, under which the next Nissan Navara and Mitsubishi Triton utes will be twins under the skin.

Mitsubishi can form a solid business case for a born-again sports car – as Toyota did with its reincarnated Supra, thanks to the BMW Z4 – the upcoming Nissan 400Z would appear to be the ideal donor vehicle.

Expected to launch in 2021, the new Nissan 400Z will be powered by an Infiniti-sourced 3.0-litre turbo V6 outputting around 300kW/475Nm and would provide a new-generation Mitsubishi 3000GT with plenty of poke.

The rendering from Matthew Parsons presents a stocky, squat design that draws inspiration from the mid-1990s 3000GT, as evidenced by the front-end styling and roofline. There’s also a couple of futuristic design cues such as the vertical fin on the rear spoiler with integrated LED brake light.

As Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi continue to push ahead with more shared models to save development costs, including everything from dual-cab utes to compact hatches and SUVs, the burning question is: will this plan extend to sports cars?

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Old 06-12-2020, 07:30 AM   #2
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So not supplied/drawn by Mitsubishi, nor mentioned by Mitsubishi....

THis is nothing more than a "Hey, mitsubishi, do this!"

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Old 06-12-2020, 08:12 AM   #3
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It’s not a bad starting rendering. The rear is hot garbage but the general shape is solid. I remember driving my buddies VR4 with a full exhaust and tune and it was a pretty enjoyable car to drive.
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Old 06-12-2020, 08:13 AM   #4
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If Nissan & Mitsubish joint develop a performance platform, 3000gt(4000gt?) could be the AWD GT variant, 400z could be the cheaper RWD performance focused variant.
Of all the things that won't happen, this is the most likely not to happen.
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Old 06-12-2020, 08:33 AM   #5
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Itís not a bad starting rendering. The rear is hot garbage but the general shape is solid. I remember driving my buddies VR4 with a full exhaust and tune and it was a pretty enjoyable car to drive.
I drove my best friends Stealth R/T. The car was fast in straight line but showed its porky weight in the turns. Then my buddy blew the engine, those transverse V6's were a PITA to work on. I remember helping him pull the block out... Sheesh the things we did as youngins.
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The fact that these renderings immediately bring up memories of the original 3000GT shows how timeless the original styling was. If Mitsubishi was ever going to bring back one of their performance models I have a hard time believing it would be one as large and complex as the 3000GT. I would think something on a smaller platform like the EVO or Eclipse would come first but then again I don't think Mitsubishi has the resources to build vehicles like this anymore.
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That's a cool looking car. However, I can't imagine a worse time for Mitsubishi to release this thing. The company is a shell of its former self and car sales are ****. It seems more prudent for them to spend their effort to design a single car that isn't garbage.
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So not supplied/drawn by Mitsubishi, nor mentioned by Mitsubishi....

THis is nothing more than a "Hey, mitsubishi, do this!"

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Yep, not news nor rumors. More "fairytale art".

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It’s not a bad starting rendering. The rear is hot garbage but the general shape is solid. I remember driving my buddies VR4 with a full exhaust and tune and it was a pretty enjoyable car to drive.
Considering it's a random person's design I'll assume it takes exactly 0 DOT or NHTSA regulations into account and the final product would end up being a hybrid FWD-biased crossover with a CVT anyways.

Also, a 2020s Nissan/Mitsu collaboration sounds about as desirable as a 1990s Kia/Diahatsu product.
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Rendering is cool, but assume it's not going to go anywhere.
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I drove my best friends Stealth R/T. The car was fast in straight line but showed its porky weight in the turns. Then my buddy blew the engine, those transverse V6's were a PITA to work on. I remember helping him pull the block out... Sheesh the things we did as youngins.
Yeah the transverse engine setup sucked and wouldn't make it to this car using a Nissan setup.

I do like the design rendering. Has hints of Starion.

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Mitsubishi announces new 3000GT VR4...


:15 min later:

Mitsubishi motors announces it will be pulling out of the US market, after they release the new 3000GT VR4 hybrid PHEV CVT CUV




And not even cool like the Montero Evo...
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Yeah the transverse engine setup sucked and wouldn't make it to this car using a Nissan setup.

I do like the design rendering. Has hints of Starion.

Mitsu made more than their share of cool vehicles in the 80's and 90's. Shame what happened to them and most of the Japanese brands quite frankly as they used to be so creative.
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Old 06-12-2020, 01:27 PM   #14
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Yeah the transverse engine setup sucked and wouldn't make it to this car using a Nissan setup.

I do like the design rendering. Has hints of Starion.


Funny you bring up the Starion/Conquest.

Before purchasing the Stealth my buddy had a Starion. After fixing the motor on the Stealth he sold it and went back to the Starion. His mechanic was one of just a hand full of people who had a Galant VR4. Not too many know of the Galants with the 4G63.
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So not supplied/drawn by Mitsubishi, nor mentioned by Mitsubishi....

THis is nothing more than a "Hey, mitsubishi, do this!"

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Yep, first thing I thought while reading it.

Some artist basically took the original general shape and profile of the car, and applied some "modern" flame surfacing and styling cues likes the polygonal diffuser and tucked vents. And then these knuckleheads wrote an article to make it sound like it's something that might be happening.
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2 of my buddies had Conquests back in the day and they were great looking cars for its time.

I'd be interested in checking out the 4000GT at a car show, but not sure if I'd be interested in actually buying a Mitsubishi at this point..
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And not even cool like the Montero Evo...
*Ahem* Pajero Evo
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No...for crying out loud, no
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Bring it just like that picture and give it the evo's drivetrain and I will be in the stealership TOMORROW.

Better yet, make it electric and awd and I'll have a cyberpunk 2077 3000gt just in time for the apocalypse!
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These 3000GT VR4's were faster than LS1 TransAms in 2000, they could launch incredibly well. I remember popular mechanics did a shootout of one with a TransAm I believe a Camaro SS and cant remember the other few they had in that test drive...but the VR4 was in the top 2 at the end.
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I never liked how un-hourglass it appeared though I did like the overall design.



Cleanish wide body. Proportions seem similar to the concept.





More Matthew Parsons images for his 4000GT concept:










https://www.behance.net/gallery/9849...published_date
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Old 06-13-2020, 10:25 AM   #23
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SVX and 3000gt made a baby
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I have to search for that popular mechanics article....the 3000GTVR4 was a potent package...I remember now that that article was actually about pure stock 60's muscle cars vs the new at the time bang for buck modern "muscle cars"....they had the 3000GTVR4, an LS1 Trans AM, An SS Camaro, a 1969 Ram Air 1V trans AM etc etc ...surely someone else on here has seen it??
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These 3000GT VR4's were faster than LS1 TransAms in 2000, they could launch incredibly well. I remember popular mechanics did a shootout of one with a TransAm I believe a Camaro SS and cant remember the other few they had in that test drive...but the VR4 was in the top 2 at the end.
Yeah, I remember the VR4 was very fast for its time. It was hitting 60mph sub-5seconds and 13.5 sec quarter mile.. that was in early-mid 1990's from a Japanese car manufacturer. Mitsu was a great alternative back then, even in Japan Galants (sp?) were one of the hot sedans hashiriya's tuned and drove.
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