wow a whole 145 bhp...

Discussion in '1982 Mitsubishi Starion Turbo' started by voya, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. for a 9.2 sec 0-60mph
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    I often wonder what makes a car a "supercar". If the Starion is such a beast...why isnt my beloved Diamante considered a supercar....(sense sarcasm).<!-- Signature -->
     
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    The 1982 Lancer EX2000 turbo is much better. It has a top speed of 126 mph and is the grandfather of the lancer EVOs of today. The starion may look better, but dress up the EX2000 with body kits and you've got a work of art.
     
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    It might not have much horsepower now, but you can get it to have alot of power. It is essentailly a chrysler, which means it has american car potentail for cheap. I've seen both starions and conquests running low 9's at the track.
     
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    Well! Consider this, other performance cars in 1982 were lucky to put out 100 hp, and this in comparison to other sedans and the like was the same. 145 hp you say, was quite substantial for a car built in 1982.
    I was exceptionally equiped and still pulled good figures for its time.
    You cant compare it to todays , oh hang on lets be fair and compare its replacement with todays cars. OK .
    Mitsubishi GTO Twin turbo, 206kw (Limited by Law) 0-100kph 5.8sec, yes your right the old car is weaker.
    Be reasonable!
     
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    Thankyou Nismoman, well put mate
     
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    Sorry to read a few non-ethusiasts...

    Before I did anything to my 88TSI, we ran the high8's...

    Now I am ready to take on the bravest of pony's.
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    Dude the GTO TT bust out with a 5.3 second 0-60. Im sure the average is mor elike 5.8, but the fastest stock was 5.3 Its the same as those homos who claim their SSs run 12.8 second 1/4 miles when that is nothing but a fluke car that happened to have 330 hp or what ever from the factory. Thats prolly the same thing with this GTO, but still. If camaro guys claim 2.8 second 1/4 miles then the GTO can claim a 5.3 second 0-60.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    Well guys.... i love this car.Its like a Celica model and I like old model cars from Japan. IT'S GREAT.......<!-- Signature -->
     
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    The motor trend said it has 145 hp from 82-85 models and they ran 0-60 in 7.5 the esi r and tsi are intercooled and 0-60 5.7 188 hp 235 tourqe<!-- Signature -->
     
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    YEAH DUDE I AGREE WITH YOU THESE CARS ARE QUICK AND EASILY ADD ON HP WITH A NEW TURBO AND INTERCOOLER AND THE CAR GOES MUCH FASTER I KNOW I USED TO HAVE ONE
     
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    These are actually pretty zippy. The engines are also durable and do not have complicated computers that need to be fooled. I have seen these run under 10 secs.
     
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    damn straight, this is no supercar...its a glorified econobox. hell, i mean a brand new ford focus with stick can accelerate as fast as this and outhustle it in the turns...but IT'S not on here, is it? nope, and neither should this be here either.
     
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    pardon.......essentially a chrystler? It's 100% mitsi.
    The cordia was faster. trust me
     
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    ha! the cordia? faster? i think not. i mean, yeah, after the cordia is "hooked up", it's fast and all...but, once the conquest or starion is hooked up, it's much faster than any cordia you'll ever find.

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    Can you change the turboboost on this car yourself?
     
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    i've seen 140hp 1991 camry do 0-60 in 8.2 seconds and pull the quarter mile in 14.4 seconds somehow
     
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    look you #%$et I dont think you understand this car has 188hp 235pd of tourqe this car was meant to beat 5.0s and you think a focus can beat it you got to be retarded this car does under 6s 0-60 and easily does over 130mph stock its rwd with a 3.54 posi traction limited slip that gives it excellent traction so dont dis this car becuase you dont know shit this car is supercar because its fast and very upgadeable this car is a legend an will be forever mine is bad as hell and girls love it so dont be such a dumb ass and keep your mouth shut when grown ups are talking
     
  19. #19 Smooth993, Jul 14, 2003
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    Re: wow a whole 145 bhp...

    ok if you really think a Ford Focus can beat this car then its quite apparent that you have never driven this car and dont know enough about it, fact is this car handles extremely well due to Mitsubishis designs and etc. If you actually want some good info on this car then i suggest you head over to http://www.starquestclub.com
     
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    yup hell ya..the crx si culd play with olden ferraris nd it had 100 hp
     
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    Keep in mind that this car was built in the early eighties and car companies were still adjusting to the new emissions regulations. It's pretty decent when you consider that large factor. If I recall correctly, the 1982 Corvette was only making 200-220 horsepower with twice the cylinders and quite a bit more displacement. Cars were very limited back in the day, so manufacturers had to adapt and survive.
     
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    5.0L mustangs in the late 80s were making about 150hp. whats your point. and yes, they are on this site too. why? because they are somehow iconic and this isnt? probably because japs dont worship every car the east has built. pro american means you have to be pro american cars too unfortunately eh. its a religion
     
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    ok those are older starions. if anyone apreciated this car they would know it is a very good car. a 1988-89 starion has 188hp and 234 lb-ft of torque. if you think that is bad, you are a little kid who only likes ferraris and lamborghinis, and doesnt know the difference between a ford and an ambulance. to make this short, the starion/conquest was the fasted 4 cylinder car on the road at the time, and was faster then the 1st gen 300zx, and mazda rx-7. now what were you saying about this being a crappy economy car??!!??
     
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    "the starion/conquest was the fasted 4 cylinder car on the road at the time"

    Kudos to Mitsu engineering, but you forgot about these much-faster 1988 4-bangers:
    Porsche 944 Turbo
    Lotus Esprit Turbo
     
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    nope, neve had experience in one. don't wish to either. but the focus was a damn good handler, though no sportscar itself. all i'm saying is that stock for stock, the focus is as good or better, and should be on here too if this 80's brick is
     

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