VIDEO: Best Motoring tests a Mitsubishi Mirage Cyborg

Best Motoring Mitsubishi Mirage Cyborg

Ever since Best Motoring launched an official YouTube channel, it’s been delivering non-stop JDM goodness. But if you’re absolutely sick of watching S2000 touge battles and Silvias and Chasers duke it out for drift supremacy, then perhaps a video about the Mitsubishi Mirage Cyborg is more your pace. 

Launched in late 1987, it was the top-spec Mirage and equipped with a 145PS, 16-valve, turbocharged and intercooled 1.6-liter inline-four. It featured a host of features that have only recently begun to go mainstream, like dual-mode sport suspensions and panoramic sunroofs. It go up against the best hot hatches of the day — and in fact it does in this very video — and Mitsubishi even sponsored a one-make race with them.

We at JNC in a very melancholy mood about Mitsubishi these days, what with the recent Nissan takeover and all. Too bad they weren’t still building jaw-dropping cars like this anymore.

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3 Responses to VIDEO: Best Motoring tests a Mitsubishi Mirage Cyborg

  1. Banpei said:

    My very first car was a silver Mitsubishi Colt (Mirage) but I was too broke to afford the 1.8 16 valve non-turbo charged GTi version we got here in Europe. Instead I got the 1.3 which still was a very good car with excellent handling.

    As it was my first car I made quite a few dents in it and fixed those with bog and Dupli color aerosols. Whenever I find bad repairs on cars I always think back to the things I did to my good old trusty Colt. 😉

  2. Yoda said:

    Just because that top screen grab reminded me of vintage MotorWeek, here’s their review of it;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bebg-wJTsVY

    And the previous two generations;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60b7f9uFSrI

  3. a.k. ong said:

    in the philippines the cyborg’s sedan cousin was sold as the lancer. we had the glx variant when i was growing up and i even had the opportunity to drive it years later. it was definitely a fun car to go around the metro

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