Concept-RA May Be New Eclipse?

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Concept-RA May Be New Eclipse?

Post by WRXWagon2112 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:06 pm

To be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the Mitsu Concept-RA might be the new Eclipse.

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Article wrote:Performance enthusiasts have witnessed the devolution of the Mitsubishi Eclipse from the turbocharged, all-wheel-drive thrill ride it once was to the V6-powered, front-wheel-drive highway cruiser it is today. Perhaps the Concept-RA that Mitsubishi will unveil at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show in January heralds a return to that original Eclipse. The concept certainly has the look of those first-gen cars, with a low slung body and perfectly arching roof line. The rear even has a bit of Boxster to it. The fender flares and what we hope are functional extraction vents give purpose to the design, which is backed up by the use of lightweight materials and an eco-friendly though potent powerplant.
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Post by midnit » Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:30 pm

Let's hope that this car's ass will outdo that bland BS that they gave the EVO X... Though considering both fronts look equally aggressive, one can only hope they don't do the same thing with this car's ass.
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Post by Mr Kleen » Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:44 pm

I like Mitsu's styling direction a lot better than Subaru's of late. :x

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Post by midnit » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:02 pm

Mr Kleen wrote:I like Mitsu's styling direction a lot better than Subaru's of late. :x
I hate to say it, but everyone's got better styling than Subaru as of late... Even Hyundai, which of course I'll never own a car by, but still...

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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:07 pm

Hey the new Tiburan is supposed to be a beast.
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Post by Sabre » Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:24 pm

If it did come out looking like that, they would have people lining up in the streets for it, that's for sure.
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Re: Concept-RA May Be New Eclipse?

Post by midnit » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:00 pm

WRXWagon2112 wrote:To be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the Mitsu Concept-RA might be the new Eclipse.
--Alan
After having just now looked at the ass drawing of this car... That's gotta be the Eclipse replacement, it looks almost identical to the ones out now, but a bit fatter and more aggressive.
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Post by Mr Kleen » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:26 pm

Bluestreak2006 wrote:Hey the new Tiburan is supposed to be a beast.
OT: nope. the new Tiburon isn't RWD, that will be a completly new model. the Tib retains it's FWD architecture and no V8 for either.

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Post by Libra Monkee » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:45 pm

Mr Kleen wrote:OT: nope. the new Tiburon isn't RWD, that will be a completly new model.
I can only assume you're speaking of Project Genesis
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Post by midnit » Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:38 pm

Libra Monkee wrote:
Mr Kleen wrote:OT: nope. the new Tiburon isn't RWD, that will be a completly new model.
I can only assume you're speaking of Project Genesis
Look at the pics above, that is Project Genesis.
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Post by Libra Monkee » Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:29 pm

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Post by Phibs » Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:39 pm

If it's a Hyundai and not a Mitsu then all aboard the fail train express.
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Post by Sabre » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:33 am

Phibs wrote:If it's a Hyundai and not a Mitsu then all aboard the fail train express.
BUT BUT BUT, they have a great warranty!!!!!!! :lol:
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Post by Mr Kleen » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:36 am

Phibs wrote:If it's a Hyundai and not a Mitsu then all aboard the fail train express.
follow the thread, follow the thread. you've been around long enough to know that there be pirates here... :hijack:

also, check out Hyundai's (and Toyota's) JP Power quality numbers over the past few years.

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