1991 Mitsubishi Gallant VR-4 – Today’s Rally-Bred Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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1991 Mitsubishi Gallant VR-4 1991 Mitsubishi Gallant VR-4

Big bang, for not much buck

The sixth generation Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 is a performance oriented vehicle that was built so Mitsubishi could compete in Group A rally series.

The homologation special was built between 1987 and 1982 by the Tokyo firm at their Nagoya Plant in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture.

Power came from a 2.0lt DOHC, 16-valve, turbocharged inline four-cylinder donk that produced a very healthy 177kW (237hp) at 6000 rpm and 304Nm.   

The blow four-pot sent its shove to all four wheels via either a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission.

The Galant could be had by customers in four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback guise, although only the sedan took part in the Group A rally series.

The VR-4 was a highly technical when it was first released, featuring several advanced mechanical technologies such as full-time four-wheel drive with a centre locking diff, four-wheel steering, four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel ABS braking.

This particular Galant VR-4 is a ’91 model and, according to the seller, the vehicle has travelled an original 170,000 kilometres from new.

The seller adds that the vehicle has had the same owner for the last 25 years and is driven and serviced regularly.

The Gallant is $5000 and anyone interested in this four-paw rally special can view the full listing here.

 

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