The Mitsubishi Colt is lame. I know it, you know it…hell, Mitsubishi HAS to know it by now. But, there is still hope. Remember when the Nissan Juke was lame? Now the Juke is cool (link below) and it has been for a while. What if Mitsubishi tried the same thing with the Colt?
If I were a big muckity-muck at Mitsubishi, I would comission a project car to compete with the vision for the Juke GTR; codename “crazypants.” On paper, it seems fairly straightforward. We’d slap a fully built version of Mitsubishi’s Evo motor/AWD setup into a Colt. Perhaps for the sake of nostalgia, I’d go with the ‘ol tried-and-true 4G63 instead of the new Mivec lump…regardless, the car would have a large aftermarket turbo, a big FMIC, fat injectors, a large fuel pump and a programmable ECU. Sounds simple enough right?
My virtual-example in Forza 4 has over 700 horsepower. Yes, 700. Why? Remember the ’90’s? The Japanese car makers love to one-up another and we know how easy it is to turn the wick up on a GTR powerplant. There, 700hp explained. So far, it runs the 1/4 mile in just a tick over nine seconds in the game. I’d love to see this happen in real life…it just might inject a bit of much needed interest into the Mitsubishi brand!
Here is a quick 1/4 Mile Video – I should really upgrade to the Video option on the blog hehe