Friday, 28 March 2014
A simple 3-box sedan, longitudinal-mounted turbo inline four, and power going to to the ground via the rear wheels.
This layout, size, and power, lent the model (which then evolved into the 2ltr 2000 Turbo) to its fair share rallying in its day.. laying down the groundwork for the following decades of awesome Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions..
But this one in this spec, with that front bar and round fog lights? it almost looks like a MKII Ford Escort RS..!
..maybe its just my eyes..
Factory wheels have been swapped out for a set of Sprint Hart's..
Love the hard-edged four-spoke wheel, and the bold diagonal striping on the cloth.
The large yet short window winders/cranks on the other hand.. they're just odd...!
The 1.8litre 4G62 inline-four powering the show. SOHC and 2v per cyl, but a turbo (with an intercooler - introduced the year earlier) allowed the slightly-undersquare 1.8 to pump out around 120kw (160ps).. no mucking about for 1984!
Yet another impressively-clean example of a rare car, and currently for sale at a dealer in Japan.