2002 Mitsubishi Magna Ralliart

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The Ralliart concept in sedan form only, was a further development of the VR-X and the most powerful Magna ever designed to leverage off Mitsubishi’s World Rally Championship exploits. In fact, its overall styling was based on the legendary Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution range, in particular the front bumper bar (void of any fog lights) and its bi-plane deck lid spoiler inspired by the limited edition Lancer Evolution VI TME (the rest of the body kit included carry-over VR-X wheel arch extensions plus unique side skirts and squared-off chrome exhaust tip).

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Among other things, in prototype form, Magna Ralliart was said to feature AWD, Recaro front seats, MOMO steering wheel and gear levers as part of a loud black and bright red interior. 500 individually numbered Ralliart models had been planned.

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Mechanically, the 240 km/h (150 mph) speed-limited Ralliart featured 17×7-inch Enkei premium alloy wheels shod with Pirelli performance tyres, and Koni suspension dampers with similar same spring rates and 22 mm front, 18 mm rear anti-roll bars as the Magna Sports/VR-X, new power steering pump to increase weight and feedback, upsized brake disks from the Mitsubishi Diamante AWD and revised fuel tank to prevent starvation during high speed manoeuvres.

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The engine was a reworked version of the 6G74 design fitted to Magna Sports and VR-X, but now generating 180 kW thanks to a more aggressive cam profile, modified head and combustion chamber, remapped ECU and a modified Magna VR-X exhaust system – featuring stainless-steel extractors by HM Headers and larger muffler in the centre pipe. Ralliart was available with either a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.

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Car Specifications

Engine: 3.5L V6

Weight: 1,493 kg / 3,291 lbs

Power: 180 kW / 241 hp / 245 PS

0-100 kph: 6.7 seconds

Torque: 333 Nm / 246 lb-ft

Top Speed: 240 kph / 150 mph

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