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The 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T (Grand Sport Turbo) is 2-door 2+2 coupe built by Diamond-Star Motors in Normal, Illionis from mid-1997 to July 1999.

Built as a partnership between Mitsubishi and Chrysler as Diamond-Star Motors, the second generation of the Eclipse began production in 1994 and was manufactured in Normal, Illinois until 1999, at which point it was replaced by the third generation Eclipse and then the subsequent fourth generation Eclipse in 2005.

Alongside its production run as the Mitsubishi badged Eclipse, it was also sold as the Eagle Talon until 1998.

The GS-t is the second from highest of four offered trim levels; RS, GS, GS-T, and GSX. The two highest trim levels - GS-T and GSX - share the similar options; a turbocharged 2.0L inline-4 (4G63T) from Mitsubishi, a larger rear spoiler, dual exhaust tips, and powered windows. The GS-T trim includes 16" 5-spoke wheels, an 8-speaker AM/FM cassette/CD player radio, and a front-wheel drive configuration.

Between the all-wheel drive GSX and the front-wheel drive GS-T, the GS-T doesn't offer as much grip as an all-wheel drive setup, but is slightly lighter and has a higher top speed.

For the 1999 model year, the same components were used following the facelift of the 1997 model year until production ended in 1999, although it was offered with an all black interior and white dashboard gauges.

Games

Need for Speed: Carbon

The Eclipse appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a tier 2 tuner class car.

It can be unlocked through gameplay, but can be unlocked early through purchasing a downloadable content pack; the Custom Car Bundle 1 pack.

Custom (Green)

The custom green Eclipse is unlocked for use in Quick Race upon the player completing the "Mitsubishi Eclipse 1999" Reward Card:

  • Need for Speed: Hit 200 mph (322 km/h) in a speedtrap
  • Muscle Head: Fill your Career Garage with only Muscle Cars
  • Unblockable: Avoid 20 police roadblocks while in Career Freeroam
  • Urban Battle: Win 50 Free Roam Challenges in Career Mode
NFSC Mitsubishi EclipseGST CustomGreen.jpg
CarbonTunerIcon.png Tuner Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 2.9
Acceleration 7.7
Handling 6.3

Custom (Red)

The custom red Eclipse is unlocked for use in Quick Race upon the player completing the "Mitsubishi Eclipse 1999" Reward Card:

  • Need for Speed: Hit 200 mph (322 km/h) in a speedtrap
  • Muscle Head: Fill your Career Garage with only Muscle Cars
  • Unblockable: Avoid 20 police roadblocks while in Career Freeroam
  • Urban Battle: Win 50 Free Roam Challenges in Career Mode
NFSC Mitsubishi EclipseGST CustomRed.jpg
CarbonTunerIcon.png Tuner Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 2.9
Acceleration 7.7
Handling 6.3

Need for Speed: ProStreet

The 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a tier 1 vehicle with a price of $18,000 and is already unlocked at the beginning of the game.

The 1999 Eclipse is one of the few starter cars with AWD players can choose from for the career mode. The Eclipse appears with traits that are typical for AWD cars including outstanding grip performance and quick acceleration.

The 1999 Eclipse is mainly suitable for Grip setups, as its top speed might be lacking in Speed Challenge events during later portions of the career mode.

Need for Speed: World

The Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T was made available in Need for Speed: World as a tier 1 car on April 18, 2012. Since August 22, 2012, it had been featured as a D class car.

It is one of the fastest class C cars in the game. The Eclipse possessed good straight-line performance and an above average nitrous speed boost. Despite this, it is still capable of high-speed cornering. Top speed is 156 mph (251 km/h).

It is an effective vehicle in every game mode and can be turned into an effective class B car. It can be upgraded up to class A with ultra parts.

Stock: 324 (D class) Maximum: 606 (A class)

Purple

The Purple style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costed SpeedBoost2200. It was released on September 25, 2012.

NFSW Mitsubishi Eclipse Purple.jpg
Performance Parts
StreetBeigeEngine.png
StreetBeigeForcedInduction.png
StreetBeigeTransmission.png
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
StreetBeigeBrakes.png
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class C Car 450
TopSpeedIcon2.png 422
AccelIcon2.png 525
HandlingIcon2.png 404
NFSWPurpleVariantIcon.png
Standard
SpeedBoost2200

Blue

The Blue style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costed Dollar icon.png349,000, and was initially released on January 8, 2015.

On June 28, 2015, its price was lowered from Dollar icon.png825,000 as part of the End of the World event.

NFSW Mitsubishi Eclipse Blue.jpg
Performance Parts
Stock Engine
Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class D Car 324
TopSpeedIcon2.png 231
AccelIcon2.png 374
HandlingIcon2.png 367
NFSWBlueVariantIcon.png
Standard
Dollar icon.png349,000

"4G63"

The "4G63" style is a drag car that costed SpeedBoost3500, and was released on November 28, 2012.

It is fitted with Gromlen tuned quality performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW Mitsubishi Eclipse 4G63.jpg
Performance Parts
RaceBeigeEngine.png
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
NFSWSpoilerlessIcon.png
Stock Hood
NFSWManufacturer CenterLine.png
No Neon
NFSWWindowTint Black.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWGoldLicensePlate.png
Skill Mods
WorldSkillAeroDrag.png
WorldSkillWellOiledMachine.png
WorldSkillWellOiledMachine.png
WorldSkillTakeoff.png
WorldSkillTakeoff.png
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Class B Car 507
TopSpeedIcon2.png 509
AccelIcon2.png 593
HandlingIcon2.png 421
NFSWDragVariantIcon.png
Drag
SpeedBoost3500

It is capable of hitting very high speeds and reaching those speeds very quickly due to its impressive acceleration. The handling of the GS-T is direct and could easily keep the car at a high speed through long corners. A draw back of the GS-T is that it suffered in slalom sections because of its front-biased steering. Top speed is 168mph (270km/h).

The body modifications were reminiscent of Underground Street Racing culture. A low body kit is fitted with the inclusion of a chin spoiler and brake cooling ducts though the front bumper. The Mitsubishi logo was removed from the bonnet of the GS-T and was instead fitted to an exposed radiator.

The headlights were replaced with carbon-fibre replicas and the bonnet had been replaced with a custom made fabrication with a transparent middle for a purposely exposed engine bay. The body kit is equipped with air vents along the sides, a large rear diffuser and a large rear spoiler.

Stock: 377 (D class) Maximum: 640 (A class)

"Elite" (SpeedBoost)

The Elite style is a uniquely altered elite variation of the regular Eclipse GS-T. It costed SpeedBoost8500 and was released on April 17, 2012.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and various aftermarket parts.

NFSW Mitsubishi Eclipse Elite.jpg
Performance Parts
RaceGreenEngine.png
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
NFSWNeon BlueElite.png
NFSWWindowTint Black.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWEliteLicensePlate.png
Skill Mods
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillRapidFire.png
WorldSkillRapidFire.png
Speaker Function Equipped
Class B Car 547
TopSpeedIcon2.png 509
AccelIcon2.png 646
HandlingIcon2.png 487
EliteEditionIcon2.png
Elite
SpeedBoost8500

"Elite" (Cash)

The "Elite" style is a uniquely altered elite variation of the regular Eclipse GS-T. It costed Dollar icon.png550,000 and was released on June 1, 2015 as part of the End of the World event.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and various aftermarket parts.

NFSW Mitsubishi Eclipse Elite.jpg
Performance Parts
RaceGreenEngine.png
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
NFSWNeon BlueElite.png
NFSWWindowTint Black.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWEliteLicensePlate.png
Skill Mods
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillRapidFire.png
WorldSkillRapidFire.png
Speaker Function Equipped
Class B Car 547
TopSpeedIcon2.png 509
AccelIcon2.png 646
HandlingIcon2.png 487
EliteEditionIcon2.png
Elite
Dollar icon.png550,000

Trivia

  • In the Prima Official Game Guide for Need for Speed: Carbon, it incorrectly lists the 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse as being all-wheel drive and as a tier 1 car:
    • In Need for Speed: Carbon, it is a tier 2 car.
    • In the game files of Need for Speed: Carbon, its configuration file indicates it is front-wheel drive.
  • In Need for Speed: ProStreet, it is incorrectly listed in-game as being all-wheel drive:
    • In the game files of Need for Speed: ProStreet, its configuration file indicates it is front-wheel drive when stock, but will become all-wheel drive once upgraded.
  • In Need for Speed: World, the "Elite" can play a shortened rendition of Junkie XL's "Castellated Nut" by pressing the K key.
  • In Need for Speed: World, the "Elite" style has different stock and maximum performance values than the standard car.

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