The development concept behind Mitsubishi's GTO Twin Turbo was to create a fun-to-drive, but safe, 4WD sports car that could raise the performance ability of the average driver. Bursting with power and the latest technological wonders, the GTO Twin Turbo seems to have achieved this lofty goal.
Under the muscular body styling lies a transverse mounted, 3 litre, DOHC V-6 cylinder, twin-turbocharged and intercooled powerplant. This mulipoint fuel-injected engine produces 280 horsepower at 6000rpm and 42.5kg-m of torque at a remarkably low 2500rpm. Power from this awesome engine is channeled through a 5-speed manual German made, Getrag transmission. The full-time 4WD system incorporates a centre planetary differential with viscous coupling. From this unit, a sleeve shaft supplies power to the front differential, while a concentric solid shaft delivers power to the rear, limited slip differential. The front and rear 45:55 torque split ratio is automatically controlled according to running and track conditions. Front MacPherson struts and rear double wishbone suspension guarantees sure-footed performance under harsh weather conditions.
In addition, the widely spaced wheels are fitted with fat tyres to provide a stable and firm ride. Ventilated disk brakes at all corners are assisted by an anti-lock braking system, providing positive stopping performance. The Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo brings supercar pleasure to all levels of driver.
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