Mitsubishi GTO, known as 3000GT in most places outside of Japan, was launched in 1990 and since then underwent substantial alterations. In 1993, the retractable headlights were replaced by projector headlights and the rear wing received a new bumper and combination lamps.
The unique Getrag 6-speed manual transmission was combined with a 276 hp twin-turbo Mitsubishi 6G72 engine, and the torque was increased up to 314.6 lb per ft. In 1994, minor changes produced a new twin-turbo model, called the MR. This new model was 66 lb lighter and equipped with a tuned suspension and featured BBS wheels.
AP 6-pot calipers were an option at the time. Modifications in 1995 added an SR model to the non-turbo naturally aspirated range. It was a good car and provided a powerful drive, although it shows its quality more on the straights than around corners, where its weight introduces an element of stiffness. The car’s heavy weight was a limiting factor in tight corners handling capability.
The sporty MR offers a smoother drive than the twin-turbo. With the help of its advanced four-wheel drive and suspension system, the car would be virtually unbeatable on winding circuits with gentle high-speed turns.