Mitsubishi Scorpion Review from UK and Ireland

1985 Mitsubishi Scorpion GSR turbo

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 miles
Most recent distance63500 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Scorpion

Summary:

Great fun, good looking, and very rare

Faults:

Exhaust needed replacing.

Handbrake cable required freeing.

Slight rust on the rear arch.

New clutch.

General Comments:

This car is not awesomely quick, but has phenomenal braking due to vented discs all round and a massive servo.

Suspension could be better.

Ugly steering wheel.

Very tunable 4G63t up to 400hp, but only 170hp standard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 2001

9th May 2001, 03:36

Its not fair, I want a turbo too!!!

25th May 2001, 20:53

Get a set of really big mags (17 inch comes to mind), lower it and then bolt on extractors and exhaust. A huge increase in power comes from replacing the stock carby with a Weber or Holley. Add a stage 3 cam from RPW (www.rpw.com.au) and you have one fast Scorpion. Apart from a nice paint job, leave the body stock; it is to nice to cover in spoilers and so on.

9th Jan 2002, 06:32

Hey buddy.

I don't know much about the Scorpions, but I used to drive Mum's MR Coupe Lancer, it was an auto and quick shift, and that was slow as hell. The manual's a bit quicker, but I reckon that a turbocharged 2.6 Scorpion would keep up with the Lancer and probably even beat it, but I've never driven a Scorpian or a manual Lancer. But I reckon you would still be competition for the Lancer.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review