TTAC Photochop: Mitsubishi Eclipse

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
ttac photochop mitsubishi eclipse

I find the current Mitsubishi Eclipse a pretty sharp-looking car– in an entirely swoopy, bulbous kind of way. But I wouldn't drive it again if you paid me. Other than the Chrysler PT Turbo, the 263hp front wheel-drive Eclipse is one of the most torque-steerific cars I've ever driven. I reckon the Eclipse WANTS to throw itself at a tree. Anyway, our man Avarvarii has caught wind of Mitsubishi's RA concept car, set for its world debut at the TTAC-denied North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). "I've seen sketches of that concept and I am confident it is a prelude for the future Eclipse. Therefore in my rendering I used some details from those sketches, blended with the rationalities of a production model. As you can see, the next Eclipse will have a fascia resembling to that of the EVO X, obviously, modified to suit a lower and wider coupe." If Mitsu's still planning on sending the power through the Eclipse's front wheels, I reckon they should make it Aztek ugly to stop luring young drivers to their doom. Just sayin'.

[For more Avarvarii photochopistry, click here.]

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  • Virtual Insanity Virtual Insanity on Dec 17, 2007

    I miss the old DSMs. So what if they made a rotary look reliable, they were fun little cars. Once Mitsu started marketing them towards the chick market and ditched the 4G63, it all went down hill.

  • Redbarchetta Redbarchetta on Dec 17, 2007

    Didn't they have a concept several years back that was mid-engine and RWD And then a hybrid with the electric motor on the rear wheels mated to a standard FWD. Why don't they try producing these cars instead of teasing us with them. That GSX was a hell of a car.

  • Quasimondo Quasimondo on Dec 17, 2007

    I don't care how pretty it looks. If it doesn't have a turbo four and all wheel drive, then it's just another poseur machine.

  • Blunozer Blunozer on Dec 17, 2007

    Don't forget about the current Eclipse's old fashioned iron-block engine. Not only is it FWD, but it has a hugely uneven weight distrobution.