Mitsubishi Outlander GT Prototype Official Details and Photos
As we said in the previous report, the GT prototype is fitted with a 3.0l SOHC MIVEC V6 engine currently found in the Outlander XLS. Improvements made to the engine include a reduction in intake restriction plus optimized camshaft timing and compression ratio. This allows the new unit to develop 10 horsepower more than its previous version, raising the total power to 230 horsepower and providing an improved torque curve.
To increase fuel economy, the Outlander GT Prototype features an upgraded shifting program and Idle Neutral Logic, which automatically shifts into neutral during vehicle standstill and reengages at the slightest lift of the foot off the brake pedal.
Visually, the Outlander GT prototype looks more like a Lancer Evolution than an Outlander. Its "jet fighter" grille is complemented by reshaped Bi-Xenon HID headlamps, a new rear bumper and side sills, plus a polished finish on the already standard aluminum roof panel. A reshaped front bumper, side mirrors, fenders and hood complete the design of the GT.
“The Outlander GT Prototype is packed with technology, performance and premium features that are uncommon in the compact SUV class. Along with its faster heartbeat, we also wanted to quicken pulses by channeling the look of our sportiest cars,” John Koenig, Mitsubishi Motors North America vice president said in a release.
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