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.