Ryan Says A child of the electronics age, I can contribute parts of my upbringing to the Nintendo and PlayStation2. Naturally, upon my discovery of the Gran Turismo series, I was hooked on Japanese sports cars. With my life savings of $10K in hand, I set out to find an AWD, turbocharged, manual transmission car to fulfill my passion. My 3000GT VR-4 was hiding in the local paper, under a short heading: “1994 3000GT VR-4: 120K miles, $10,000.” One visit and I was hooked — the car was mine within the week. It was completely stock and was suffering from bad spark blowout and a badly leaking stock BOV. Upon delivery of the car, I immediately started down the path of upgrading as I restored the it. Since then, I’ve been restoring the car while adding my own personal touches. Not liking my old, tired green paint, I took a chance and tried my hand and spray-painted the entire car matte black, and it came out great!
We Say In a world dominated by EVOs and STIs, we like seeing other AWD turbo cars getting some love as well. Ryan’s car is pretty clean and we like that it gets used and abused on a regular basis. Oh, and it runs 11s in daily driver mode.
Specs & Details
'94 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4
Engine Mitsubishi 6G72 twin-turbocharged V-6
Engine Modifications eBay intake; DNP intake pipes; WRX 13T turbos; GReddy Type-S blow-off valve; self-made, front-mounted intercooler; RC 550cc injectors; AEM adjustable fuel pressure regulator; 3" DN downpipe; gutted pre-cats; 3" test pipe; 3" straight pipe dump at rear diff
Engine Management A’PEXi SAFCII; AEM UEGO wideband O2; Miragecorp Datalogger w/ Palm M505
Drivetrain RPS Street Maxx Pressure Plate w/ OEM clutch disc & RPS flywheel
Suspension JIC FLT-A2 coilovers; Saner sway bars (f/r); Trust strut bar (r); eBay strut bar (f)
Wheels, Tires & Brakes 18x9.5" Rota Grid wheels; Bridgestone RE01-R tires 265/35R18; Carbotec XP8 brake pads; OEM blank rotors; IPS Motorsports S/S lines; Motul RBF600 fluid; ABS delete
Exterior OEM ’99 bumper (f); Cianci Victory vented fiberglass hood; removed wing; matte black rattle can job
Interior MOMO shift knob; OEM N/A 3000GT manual seats; everything behind the front seats removed