1987 Mitsubishi HSR

The 1987 Mitsubishi HSR (Highly Sophisticated-transport Research) was a concept car that made its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. It was designed to showcase Mitsubishi’s technological capabilities and vision for the future of automotive engineering.

The HSR had a sleek, aerodynamic body that was made from lightweight materials such as aluminum and carbon fiber. It was powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produced 295 horsepower and 289 lb-ft of torque. The engine was paired with a four-speed automatic transmission with an optional semi-automatic mode for manual shifting.

One of the most notable features of the HSR was its advanced suspension system, which used a computer-controlled hydraulic system to adjust the ride height and stiffness based on driving conditions. The car also had all-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, and active aerodynamics that included a retractable front spoiler and adjustable rear wing.

Inside, the HSR had a futuristic cockpit with a digital instrument cluster, touch screen controls, and a joystick for operating the various systems. The seats were made from lightweight materials and were designed to provide maximum support during high-speed driving.

Although the HSR was never produced for the public, many of its advanced technologies and design elements were incorporated into Mitsubishi’s later production cars.

By John Scott

I was born at a very young age.

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