Mitsubishi has begun taking orders for the Lancer Evolution Final Edition. When these last 1,000 Evo X models roll off the assembly line, the last bastion of Mitsubishi’s once proud performance lineup will be gone.
What’s the greatest nostalgic Mitsubishi?
Sure, there’s still the aging fourth-gen Pajero or the Delica D:5 one-box van, neither of which are sold in the US and which offer a different kind of off-road performance, but Mitsubishi cars — with their unusually large four-cylinders, willingness to turbocharge anything, and dirt-chucking prowess — are gone.
What say you, dear reader? As always, the most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s the sportiest Japanese nostalgic sedan?“?
It’s hard to go past a Skyline S54 GT or C10 GT-R for thoroughbred performance and immortal classic Japanese flavour. Hrmmm how about the forgotten Toyota Carina GT 4-door? In saying this I’m a dyed-in-the-wool Mazda fan so the Familia Presto TSS deserves am honourable mention as an equal companion for the easily recognisable sporty ‘R100′ 2-door. One could say that the Capella/RX3-Savanna/RX4-Luce sedans to follow weren’t really marketed as ‘sports cars’.
Now that vehicles of the 1980’s are well and truly classics in their own right what about the Toyota Carina/Corona GT’s or turbo models? Skyline DR30 RS-X or R31 GT Passage? Mitsubishi Sigma Turbo? Isuzu Gemini ZZ’s? Just too many! What about the 90’s?! Sedans are great for cruising with your mates.
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