One of Mitsubishi’s more exciting cars is the 3000GT. This model was sold extensively in the United States for ten years, from 1990-1999. You should consider adding the Mitsubishi 3000GT repair manual to your garage if you happen to own one of these Japanese vehicles.
Unlike other models and manufacturers, the Mitsubishi GTO was only one generation long and only underwent one facelift during its run.
The basic concept to the 3000GT VR-4 is that it is an all-wheel drive, front engine hatchback. The GTO is a 2+2 hatchback sports coupe known by its distinctive shape and badging. In Japan, these cars were sold as GTO, around the world as 3000GTO and in North America as the Dodge Stealth in the last have of the 1990s.
The Dodge Stealth was an effort between Mitsubishi and Chrysler Motors. Chrysler designed the exterior of the Stealth.
All of these cars had many things in common, no matter where they were marketed. All 3 models had transverse 3-L, 24 valve, twin-turbocharged V6 engines. The front and rear spoilers would adjust automatically to help with aerodynamics. The cars also were equipped with all-wheel drive, adaptive suspension, and four-wheel steering.
These first vehicles had pop up headlights and blister caps on the hood. These caps were made to encase the ECS controllers on top of the struts. The front bumper of the 3000GT was shaped to be a cross-hair design and the back bumper featured a crescent-shaped spoiler.
The second generation of GT had a few redesigns. Since the headlights were reshaped to be projector style lights, the front bumper was reshaped to fit this change. They also added small fog lights to the front of the car as well. The side air vents and the rear spoiler were also redesigned for this generation.
Additionally, the interior had a redesign. Mitsubishi added dual airbags, a new stereo system, and air conditioning coolant. This generation also had an optional update to the transmission - the 6 speed Getrag manual transmission.
By 1995 Mitsubishi was offering the 3000GT with larger tires and rims. At the time, it was shown that the car could go from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds. It was able to hit a ¼ mile in 13.4 seconds.
The 3000GT was last available in the United States in 1999 and in Japan in 2000.
If you happen to own a 3000GT vr-4 by Mitsubishi, be sure to add a copy of the Mitsubishi 3000GT service manual to your library to help keep your car running in great condition.