The All Wheel Drive All Wheel Steer Japanese Supercar
The 3000gt is known as the GTO in Japan. GTO stands for Gran Turismo Omogolato which is Italian as a grand touring race. The reason it was named the 3000GT for stateside use was because Mitsubishi did not want to confuse buyers with other cars such as the Pontiac GTO and the Ferrari GTO. Mitsubishi developed the new GTO as an advanced sports coupe to compete with the Nissan 300ZX, Skyline GT-R, Mazda RX-7, and the Toyota Supra. After you drive this car you’ll swear you’ve discovered a loophole in the laws of physics!
You climb into the drivers seat not knowing what you are about to experience… The cockpit seems more like that of a fighter jet than that of a sports car. With the engine idling, there is little more than a soft, baritone rumble coming from the tuned exhaust pipes. Revving the engine gives you the feeling of untamed power. Ease the shifter into first gear and the transmission responds with reassuring precision. Press down on the accelerator and experience total exhilaration.
Both intercooled turbochargers emit a noticeable shrill hiss, and 320 plus horsepower pours into the full-time all-wheel-drive system. Enormous 18-inch alloy wheels and 255/45 Z-rated tires dig into the pavement, the suspension tenses, and the 3OOOGT VR-4 launches off the line. Sweep into the first turn, and the same-phase four-wheel steering generates breathtaking stability. The steering wheel is alive with information about the road.
Your confidence soars. Your heart pounds. You can feel the intense power of which you are in control. Accelerate out of the turn and all wheel drive with two limited-slip differentials creates unyielding traction. You power out of the corner with riveting control. The car appears to be riding on rails. On the open highway, the Active Aero system automatically adjusts the front air dam and rear spoiler, leveraging the wind for even more stability – without increasing aerodynamic drag. Electronically controlled shock absorbers immediately adapt to changing conditions.
At cruising speed, you pull the shifter back into fith gear. Before you know it, you’re flying thru the atmosphere at 172mph! The engine settles down into an easy rhythm, the suspension relaxes, and the 3OOOGT VR-4 seems to become a form of transportation that NASA has overlooked… are you fortunate enough to experience this thrill every day!