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2016 Mitsubishi 3000GT – A Really Interesting Car

The old 3000GT from Mitsubishi was a really interesting car, but unfortunately, they decided to discontinue it and most of their other sports cars which mean that currently Mitsubishi doesn’t make a coupe. However, rumors say that this might change with the release of the probable 2016 Mitsubishi 3000GT, a car which has been first showcased back in 2008 and since then there have been plenty of rumors and details about the concept car.

Even with many stories surrounding it, unfortunately, they haven’t said much about a production model. We do think that the production car might change quite a bit from the previously mentioned concept. This is quite clear since a lot had changed from 2008 when the original version was introduced.

Firstly, it seems that the Ferrari-inspired design might remain the same which would indeed become interesting because we expect the future 3000GT to hit the market for less than $60,000.

2016 Mitsubishi 3000GT
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At this price point, the car will certainly have to be fast, but they will also have quite a bit of room to give the car its own character. We only hope that Japanese company will not go too far with copying their competitors considering how good the concept looked, we can only assume that Mitsubishi is going to be doing their own thing.

The predecessor of the upcoming 3000GT was being powered by a large 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged V6, and this might not change as much as we thought. Rumors first suggested a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 with close to 540 horsepower and more than 460 lb-ft of torque but considering how much the car will cost, this is really unlikely.

2016 Mitsubishi 3000GT
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However, for this particular model Mitsubishi might work on a bespoke engine, a less than 3.0-liter V6 or even inline six built on a new modular platform which would be boosted by one or two turbochargers. The output would be close to 430 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, enough to compete even with the upcoming Supra, while not being too pricey thanks to its modularity.

The overall design of the concept released a while back was simply fabulous, but it is highly unlikely that the production 2016 Mitsubishi 3000GT will look anything close because it would be too impractical.

2016 Mitsubishi 3000GT
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However, we do expect it to borrow some design cues such as the Ferrari-inspired front end or the rather long hood, both traits of a true grand tourer and not a sports car.

Four seats are likely going to be offered in a 2+2 configuration while materials such as leather, aluminum and carbon fiber together with Mitsubishi’s latest features are likely going to be used.

If Mitsu manages to keep the price at about $60k and pack serious power with an engine like the mentioned 3.0 V6 we think this might be a good way to come back to the market with a stronger option.

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