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1987 Mitsubishi HSR I

The Mitsubishi HSR (Highly Sophisticated-transport Research) is a range of concept cars exhibited by Mitsubishi Motors through the late 1980s and 1990s. Six distinct iterations of the vehicle were released biannually to coincide with the Tokyo Motor Show, with each model after the original identified by a Roman numeral suffixed to the name.

The first vehicle was a showcase for Mitsubishi’s integrated electronic systems offering automatic control of drive train, suspension, steering, brakes, and driving position according to driving conditions or weather. It was powered by a 2.0 L 16v turbocharged engine producing 295 hp, had a maximum speed claimed by the factory at 300 km/h.

Engine & performance:

  • Type: Mitsubishi Galant 4G63, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve

  • Capacity: 1997 cc

  • Power: 295 hp @ 8000 rpm

  • Torque: 330 Nm @ 5000 rpm

  • Drive: 4WD, 4WS

  • Top speed: 323 km/h


  • Length: 4600 mm

  • Width: 1810 mm

  • Height: 1185 mm

  • Wheelbase: 2600 mm

Source: Wikipedia; allcarindex

Images: Mitsubishi; Concept Car Central; Mario Buonocunto Concept Cars Page