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Mitsubishi was certainly ambitious in naming their range-topping sportscar after a celestial object; “Starion” is officially a contraction of the phrase “Star of Orion.” The ambition was justified, as the Starion sports the latest state-of-the-art (for the time) Japanese sport-coupe technology. Introduced in 1982, this 1988 Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R is the final evolution of the breed—and the last rear-wheel drive turbocharged Mitsubishi to date. The box flares and aero kit separate the ’88 from earlier models, taking the space-age 1980s styling to its zenith. Boasting a huge 2.6-liter “Astron” engine, with such performance features as hemispherical combustion chambers and an intercooled turbocharger, the Starion has a full 188 horsepower at its disposal. That’s enough to give any of its contemporaries a run for their money, and with four-wheel independent suspension it can handle too. It’s probably not surprising, then, that the Starion had a very successful racing career as a production racer and, in modified 4WD form, won the grueling Paris-Dakar rally’s experimental class back in 1983. Considering that it’s a powerful, rear-wheel drive Japanese car, it’s also not surprising that the Starion is very active today among drifting and modification crowds.
— Official description [1]

The 1988 Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R - abbreviated as Starion ESI-R - is a RWD sports car featured in Forza Motorsport 4, Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 4 as a seasonal reward car since the Series 22 update.

Unlock in Forza Horizon 4

It is unlockable as a Hard-to-Find car.


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Speed 4.2
Handling 4.8
Acceleration 5.2
Launch 5.8
Braking 4.7
D 277
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 5,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
Sports Car
Top Speed: 139.7 mph  (224.8 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 8.300 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 13.811 secs.
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 130.8 ft (39.9 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 358.8 ft (109.4 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.86 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.83 g
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Speed 5.4
Handling 4.5
Acceleration 6.4
Braking 4.2
Common FM7 T1
D 342
Unlock Requirements
Purchase from the car dealer
Performance & Division
Sport Compact Icons
Collection Tier:
Tier 1 - Common (+45)
Top Speed: 143.3 mph  (230.6 km/h)
1/4 Mile: missing data
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 8.300 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 20.000 secs.
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 136.0 ft (41.5 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 347.3 ft (105.9 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.06 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.03 g
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Speed 6.0
Handling 5.3
Acceleration 5.9
Launch 7.8
Braking 4.9
C 555
Unlock Requirements
A "Hard-to-Find" vehicle that can not be purchased from the Autoshow
This vehicle may appear as a listed item in the Forzathon Shop or as a Festival Playlist reward.
Forzathon Shop:
Festival Playlist:
Series 22 (Winter) - "Mud Is Thicker Than Water" championship
Performance & Car Type
Car Type:
Retro Sports Cars
Value: 250,000 CR
Top Speed: missing data
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data


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3.7L V6 - VVT
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6.2L V8 (415 hp)
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6.2L V8 (415 hp)
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Racing 7.2L V8
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  1. "Forza Motorsport 4 - Cars". Retrieved 05/19/2018.
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