Description[edit | edit source]
The Mitsubishi HSR-II (Highly Sophisticated-transport Research) was an experimental concept vehicle developed in 1989. The first HSR was announced at the 27th Tokyo Auto Show in 1987, followed by the second version the next year at the 28th Tokyo Auto Show.
Contrary to its modern looks, the HSR-II was positioned more as an evolution of the Diamante or GTO, a fact made clear by the introduction of the "Active Footwork System" in the HSR-I.
Powered by a newly-developed 3L DOHC twin-turbo V6 powerplant, the car performed integrated control of the full-time 4WD, 4-wheel steering, 4-wheel independent suspension, 4-wehel ABS, and active electronically-controlled suspension to allow easy driving performance. It was truly the future of the Diamante and GTO.
This dynamic drive system pioneered by the HSR-II is now fairly common on cars of today, but the HSR-II took it one step further by adding aerodynamic control. This new unique system was dubbed the "Active Aero Control". It featured a chin spoiler, canards, and flaps, six moving pieces in all, that control the attitude of the car just like in an airplane.
Integrating all this is the OSCII, an advanced electronic control system made up of seven computers. In addition to attitude control, the OSCII also performed functions such as course tracing, automatic vehicle following and automatic parking, earning it the "computer midship" nickname. It took an organic design, combining functionality and beauty, and as a result of pursuing the ultimate in high-tech, it seemed to give off an air that was seemingly human in nature.
Acquisition[edit | edit source]
GT4[edit | edit source]
This car can be obtained by winning the Japanese 80's Festival.
GTPSP[edit | edit source]
This car can be purchased for 500,000 Credits at the Mitsubishi dealership.
GT5[edit | edit source]
As a Standard car, the Mitsubishi HSR-II Concept '89 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 300,000 Credits or less, or it can be obtained by completing the IB license with all Silver. It is a Level 8 car.
GT6[edit | edit source]
The Mitsubishi HSR-II can be purchased from the Mitsubishi dealership for 300,000 Credits. It has a simplified interior.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In Gran Turismo 4, this car cannot be sold, only discarded from the garage.