|This is the car that put Mitsubishi on the map for the tuning, racing, and enthusiast community. It’s the car that paved the way for the invasion of performance all-wheel drive cars from Japan, and the one proved that high performance wasn’t solely the domain of the more expensive sports cars. Under the signature offset hood bump is the legendary 4G63 engine, sporting all manner of technology and fed by a turbocharger to provide 210 horsepower. Of course, any import enthusiast will be drawn to all the options to tweak and tune the Eclipse to be the ultimate expression of practically any driving style. Whether it’s bone stock or heavily modified, the Eclipse provides something for everybody, and that’s just one reason why it was so successful.|
— Official description 
The 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX - abbreviated as Eclipse GSX or Eclipse '95 - is an AWD sport compact by Mitsubishi featured in all Motorsport main series titles, as well as Forza Horizon 3 as part of the Mountain Dew Car Pack, and in Forza Horizon 4 as part of the Mitsubishi Motors Car Pack.
The Eclipse GSX was developed alongside the Eagle Talon TSi Turbo and Plymouth Laser as part of the Diamond-Star Motors (DSM) joint venture between Chrysler and Mitsubishi. Each model was targeted at the sport compact segment, and offered an AWD system by the Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 in place of the FWD drivetrain from lesser models. They were recognized by their hood bump, which provided clearance for the camshaft gears of the 4G63T, a turbocharged engine developed from the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
The 1995 Eclipse was the first model year of the second generation "2G" Mitsubishi Eclipse that ended production in 1999. A third generation model was launched in 2000 that featured radical styling and a greater focus on driving comfort.
The 4G63T engine of the GSX outputs 210 hp (157 kW) and 214 ft·lb (290 N·m), enabling a top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h) that puts it in the upper spectrum of 1990s sport compacts. Its AWD system also eliminates wheelspin commonly present on FWD cars with similar power levels of its vintage, although it also adds much to its high weight of 3199 lb (1451 kg).
Acceleration from a standstill is therefore modest at best, requiring 7 seconds to 60 mph (97 km/h), which makes the GSX hardly quicker than less powerful but also much lighter FWD cars such as the Honda CR-X SiR and Volkswagen Corrado VR6.
Fast & Furious Edition
- Main article: Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Fast & Furious Edition
The Eclipse GS Fast & Furious Edition is a modified front-wheel drive counterpart to the GSX that appears in the Fast & Furious Expansion Pack for Forza Horizon 2 and Fast & Furious Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 6. Its appearance was altered to resemble Brian O'Connor's car in the 2001 movie The Fast and the Furious.
|Speed 6.1||Handling 5.9||Acceleration 6.2||Launch 6.9||Braking 4.8||C 583|
|Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow||Price: 25,000 CR or ? T|
|DLC: Requires the Mountain Dew Pack|
|Top Speed: 158.9 mph (255.7 km/h)||Championship: Asian Sports Cars|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 7.018 secs.||0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 19.000 secs.|
|Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 170.3 ft (51.9 m)||100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 438.8 ft (133.7 m)|
|Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.81 g||120 mph (193 km/h): 0.82 g|
|Speed 6.6||Handling 5.2||Acceleration 5.7||Launch 7.8||Braking 4.7||C 543|
|Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow||Price: 25,000 CR|
|DLC: Requires the Mitsubishi Motors Car Pack|
|Top Speed: 158.7 mph (255.3 km/h)||Championship: Retro Sports Cars|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 7.000 secs.||0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 19.000 secs.|
|Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 171.5 ft (52.3 m)||100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 438.3 ft (133.6 m)|
|Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.84 g||120 mph (193 km/h): 0.85 g|
|Conversion - Engine|
|I4T - Lancer Evo IX MR|
|I4T - Lancer Evo X GSR|
|1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally|
3.7L V6 - VVT
|1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally|
3.7L V6 - VVT
|3.7L V6 - VVT|
T1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally
|6.2L V8 (415 hp)|
1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally
|Conversion - Drivetrain|
- Its hood and trunk cannot be opened in Forzavista mode.
- It can be fitted with Bomex, Kaminari and VIS Racing aftermarket Street Aero upgrades.
- It has a weight of 3120 lb (1415 kg) in Forza Motorsport.
- The Eclipse GSX is subject of the Warning!!! Danger To Manifold Weekly Challenge of the Spring Forzathon event from February 7, 2019 to February 14, 2019 in Forza Horizon 4. The event features various references to the movie The Fast and the Furious, where a 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse was driven by Brian O'Conner.
- ↑ "Mountain Dew Car Pack". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 02-07-2019.
- ↑ Abbreviation in Xbox 360 titles