Tuesday, April 9, 2013

1991 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4

Four wheel drive. Four wheel steering. 130 MPH+ top speed. 2000 made. That's about all you need to know to see just how awesome the Galant VR-4 was. Built as a homologation special for Group A rallying, the 6th-gen-based VR-4 was imported to the U.S. in 1991 and '92 only. The four wheel steering kicked in at speeds over 30 MPH, which, given how fast it is, isn't hard to achieve. Each car had a plaque on the top of the dashboard showing what number the car was; though it was hard to see, I believe this is #1738 of 2000. Despite its missing grill, this VR-4 is still in fairly good shape and stands out with its subtle body kit and tasteful custom rims.

 
 

2 comments:

  1. Hey that's my car. Thank for taking notice! You were close, its actually #1732

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  2. International rules required a minimum of 5000 cars for any model entered in GroupA or Group N...
    This was in force from the beginning of GrA and GrN in 81 or 82 all the way to 1 Jan 93 when the numbers for gpA was lowered to 2500 units...

    I really like the Gallant, mainly because of how well they work on gravel at the WRC level, but it is so tiresome to see this nonsense of "only 2000 made"...Mitsubishi USA may have only imported 2000, you may have been told they only made 2000, but I build cars and have built Group A cars, I know the rules....don't bother reading wikipedia on group A, it is a complete mess..
    Nice car but please enough of this fuax rarefied airs stuff...

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