The Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX (Grand Sport X) 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 GSX is the 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 GSX trim includes anti-lock brakes, a limited-slip rear differential, 17" 10-spoke wheels, and an all-wheel drive configuration.
Between the front-wheel drive GS-T and the all-wheel drive GSX, the GSX is slightly heavier and has a lower top speed, but offers greater stability and grip.
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.
Need for Speed: Underground
Considering its performance statistics, the Eclipse GSX is a well rounded car with quick acceleration due to being AWD.
Need for Speed: Underground 2
It performs similarly to its counterpart in the first Underground. Compared to other cars unlocked during stage 3, the Eclipse shows rather mild performance statistics but becomes very useful with high level performance parts.
|Unlock||Complete URL Race 8 in Stage 3|
|0 - 60 mph||0 - 100 mph||Top Speed||Torque||Power|
|Stock||6.60 seconds||18.51 seconds||137.0 mph (220 km/h)||213.9 ft-lb||209.0 bhp|
|Fully Upgraded||3.09 seconds||9.14 seconds||216.0 mph (348 km/h)||402.2 ft-lb||467.0 bhp|
Need for Speed: Underground Rivals
The Eclipse GSX appears in Need for Speed: Underground Rivals.
- A 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse is featured in the introduction sequence of Need for Speed: Underground.
- In the PC release of Need for Speed: Underground, players may enter the cheat code "gimmeppablo" - after entering the Statistics menu and pressing the delete button - unlock the "Petey Pablo" Eclipse for Quick Race mode.
- In its Underground appearances, the GSX is included with 5-spoke wheels fitted to the GS-T and 1996 to 1997 GSX models years, and not the 10-spoke wheels fitted to the 1997 to 1999 GSX model years.
|Need for Speed: Underground - Vehicles|
|Cars||Acura Integra Type R · Acura RSX · Dodge Neon · Ford Focus · Honda Civic Si · Honda S2000 · Hyundai Tiburon GT · Mazda MX-5 · Mazda RX-7 · Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX · Mitsubishi Lancer · Nissan 240SX · Nissan 350Z · Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V · Nissan Skyline GT-R · Peugeot 206 · Subaru Impreza · Toyota Celica · Toyota Supra · Volkswagen Golf GTI|
|Traffic||Civil Car · Fire Truck · Pickup Truck · SUV · Taxi · Van|
|Need for Speed: Underground 2 - Vehicles|
|Cars||Acura RSX* · Audi A3 · Audi TT · Ford Focus · Ford Mustang GT · Honda Civic Si* · Hyundai Tiburon GT · Infiniti G35 · Lexus IS 300 · Mazda MX-5 · Mazda RX-7 · Mazda RX-8 · Mitsubishi 3000GT · Mitsubishi Eclipse · Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII · Nissan 240SX · Nissan 350Z · Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V · Nissan Skyline GT-R · Peugeot 106** · Peugeot 206 · Pontiac GTO · Subaru Impreza WRX · Toyota Celica · Toyota Corolla · Toyota Supra · Vauxhall Corsa 1.8** · Volkswagen Golf GTI|
|SUV||Cadillac Escalade · Hummer H2 · Lincoln Navigator|
|Traffic||Bus · Civil Car · Fire Truck · Hatchback · Minivan · Pickup Truck · SUV · Taxi · Van|
|* NTSC release, ** PAL release|
|Need for Speed: Underground Rivals - Vehicles|
|Cars||Chevrolet Corvette Z06 · Dodge Charger R/T · Dodge Neon · Ford Focus ZX3 · Ford Mustang · Ford SVT Mustang Cobra R · Mazda MX-5 · Mazda RX-7 · Mazda RX-8 · Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX · Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII · Nissan 240SX · Nissan 350Z · Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V · Nissan Skyline GT-R · Pontiac GTO · Subaru WRX STi · Toyota Celica GT-S · Toyota Supra · Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L|
|Traffic||Pickup Truck · SUV · Van|