|Mitsubishi ECLIPSE GS-T '97|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 2 (RM)|
|Max Power||226 HP|
|Weight||1,330 kilograms (2,900 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||5.88 kg (13.0 lb) per horsepower|
There are two colors available for this vehicle:
- Appalachian Black
- Pasadena Red
This description is taken from the NTSC version of Gran Turismo 2:
Produced by America's Diamond Star Motors and then exported to Japan like its predecessor, the second-generation Eclipse was released in June 1995 as a sports-specialty car intended to fill the gap between the GTO and FTO. It was also sold in the U.S., where it was very popular. The Eclipse used Galant components on its short, wide, and low hatchback coupe body. The car's most striking feature was its styling, blending organic lines to create an exciting, almost animal-like look. This styling was combined with the practicality of a surprisingly roomy interior and ample luggage space. The engine was the same 2.0-liter DOHC in-line 4-cylinder model 4G63 turbo found in the Lancer Evolution. The transmission options were 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic. Using Galant components as it did, the second-generation Eclipse had both front and rear independent multi-link suspension, calibrated for balanced touring qualities rather than extreme sportiness. The engine generated its maximum torque low in the rev range, for easy driving characteristics. Japanese-spec cars made 227 BHP and 214 lb-ft of torque, while American emissions requirements reduced output to 210 BHP at 6000 rpm and 214 lb-ft of torque at 3000 rpm. Although it may have seemed less sporty than the FTO or GTO, the Eclipse did have the performance to maintain high cornering speeds, assuming the driver employed early up-shifting and careful control. The ride is refined, if not that of a Lancer Evolution, and power is ample.
This car can be bought at the Mitsubishi New Cars Dealership for 23,600 Credits.