Mitsubishi ECLIPSE Spyder GTS ’03

Everyone knows the Mitsubishi ECLIPSE ’95 from Fast and the Furious, it is one of my favourite cars after seeing that movie, but less like the ’03 version. Technically, this exact Mitsubishi ECLIPSE Spyder GTS ’03 was used in 2 Fast 2 Furious, but something about it doesn’t make it look as iconic as the original. However, looks and movie rolls aren’t everything. How does it drive? I expected it to be pretty boring, honestly, and when driving I noticed the steering is very exact. I didn’t even tune it at first and it still took the turns really well. Once it was tuned is when it became even more “on rails” around the turns. The LSD was the hardest part of tuning it as it is front wheel drive and this would cause a touch of understeer. After some trial and error tuning it became much less. I drove this car at multiple tracks for a lot longer than I should of, but it was that fun. I didn’t think it was that quick, but it only has 343hp. It would be better with more power, but feels damn fast for not even 350hp! The most shocking is just how good it takes turns being an FF. Also, I used sports tires and had this much fun, but racing tires would take things to a new level.

Car Mitsubishi ECLIPSE Spyder GTS ’03
Drivetrain FF
Horsepower 343HP/7000rpm
Torque 287.3 ft-lb/5000rpm
Weight 1208 kg
Miles 31
Performance Points 483

PARTS

Best of all parts. I’m using sports soft tires.

BODY/CHASSIS

Aerodynamics
Downforce 0/0
Weight Balance 0/0
Power Limiter 100%

TRANSMISSION

Set it top speed, gears, final

1st 2.656
2nd 1.748
3rd 1.268
4th 0.969
5th 0.773
Final 4.000
Top Speed 168mph (270kmph)

LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL

FRONT REAR
Initial xx 20
Accel xx 20
Braking xx 20

SUSPENSION

FRONT REAR
Ride Height 100 100
Spring Rate 7.25 5.28
Compression 2 2
Extension 4 4
Anti-Roll 3 3
Camber 0 0
Toe 0 0.45

BRAKES

FRONT REAR
Brake Balance 5 5
  • Nate Silver

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