The Mitsubishi FTO is a relatively small Coupe (4.36 x 1.73 meters) produced from 1994 to 2000 in only one generation. Many consider this car as the little sister of the Mitsubishi GTO. In addition to the dimensions, the weight of just 1100 kilos is also very low, which reaches 1200 for the version with the V6 engine. The design is simple and with soft lines; personally, it reminds me a little of that of the Mazda Miata MK1. The engines range from 126 in the basic version to 225 horsepower in the most powerful V6 version and can be combined with either a normal five-speed manual gearbox or the innovative INVECS II, an automatic gearbox derived from the Porsche Tiptronic. INVECS II is able to recognize the driver’s driving style and consequently optimize performance. Thanks to this innovation and to its convincing design, the FTO wins the “Japanese Car of the Year 1994-1995” award. To celebrate this, Mitsubishi produces a special version of this vehicle, the “GPX Limited Edition”. The GPX is recognized for its special “Dandelion Yellow” color and features a limited-slip differential. Another special version is the “Nakaya Tune”, produced in 300 units. This version has modified brakes, exhausts, suspension, and shock absorbers, and has a beautiful carbon fiber spoiler.
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🏎️ Mitsubishi FTO
📍 Japan
🛠️ 1.8i 16V GS 161NM 126HP
💶 No longer on sale
Our vote: ⭐⭐⭐⭐️ (4/5)