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Armitage's 1992 Nile Black Metallic Mitsubishi Galant VR-4

Limited Edition #960 / 1000

The Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 is what you'd call a wolf in sheep's clothing. Disguised as a 4-door family sedan, the GVR4 is a born and bred rally car through and through. At first glance one would dismiss this car as a total beater. That's until this Turbo/AWD/4WS beater lays down the smack and leaves them choking on dust. Fear.
 
 
 
Originally 195 HP @ 6000 RPM / 203 lb-ft torque @ 3000 RPM, 2.0 Liter Turbocharged I4 DOHC, Five Speed Manual Overdrive Transmission, Four Wheel Independent Suspension, Four Wheel Disc Brakes with two-channel Anti-Lock, Alloy Wheels, Full-Time All Wheel Drive with center viscous coupler (indefinately variable with 50/50 torque split), Power-Assisted Speed-Sensitive Four Wheel Steering, Power Windows, Door Locks, Antenna, Sliding Sunroof, Cruise Control, Leather Interior, Alarm System, 6-Speaker Stereo with CD, Fog Lights, Rear Spoiler



Pictures:
Armitage's Gallery

Suspension:
  • Whiteline Front and Rear Strut Tower Bars
  • Lancer Evolution 8 Struts/Shocks
  • Espelir ASD Front Springs
  • Energy Suspension Poly Bushings Master Kit (F/R)
  • Galantvr4.org Poly Subframe/Differential Bushings
  • Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
  • 4 Bolt Rear Limited Slip Differential
  • 4 Wheel Steering Delete w/DSM Rack and Resevoir
  • DSM Rear Sway Bar
  • HotBits Front Camber Plates w/Pillowball


Interior:
  • Mofugas 2-Gauge A-Pillar Pod
  • Omori 3-Gauge DIN Panel
  • AutoMeter SportComp 30-30 Boost Gauge
  • Autometer SportComp Oil Pressure Gauge
  • Autometer SportComp Water Temperature Gauge
  • Autometer SportComp Voltmeter Gauge
  • AEM UEGO Wideband O2 Gauge
  • DSM Short Shifter
  • Razo Magnesium/Aluminium Racing Pedals
  • Grant Evolution GT Steering Wheel
  • Sony CD/MP3/Bluetooth Head Unit
  • Infinity Kappa 52.2i / 62.1i Speakers
  • Blitz Dual Turbo Timer Compact/Digital Peak Hold Boost Gauge/Lap Timer
Engine/Powertrain:
  • K&N Air Filter
  • 3" GM MAF Sensor
  • HKS Throttlebody Elbow
  • TiAL Blow-off Valve
  • ETS 2.5" I/C Piping
  • Joe P Manual Boost Controller
  • Dejon Turbo Outlet
  • Custom 2.5" Mandrel Bent Intake
  • CMPE 2.5" Stainless/Mandrel Turbo-back Exhaust
  • Walbro 190 Liter/hr Fuel Pump
  • Exedy Racing Clutch
  • Dogbox Racing Stage 1 Transmission
  • Tuners Nation Aluminum Shift Bushings
  • Stainless Steel Clutch Line
  • Evo3 Exhaust Manifold
  • Ported 2G O2 Housing
  • Evo3 16g Turbo
  • RC 550cc Injectors
  • 26 x 8 x 3" Custom Bar/Plate Front Mount Intercooler
  • C&R Racing Aluminum Radiator with Spal Slim Fan
  • BoostX Coil-On-Plug Ignition
  • Balance Shafts Delete


Engine Management:
  • APEXi Super Air Flow Converter
  • TechnoMotive Stage III Drag Racing Computer EEPROM
  • DSM Chips EEPROM
  • Digital Tuning PocketLogger
  • GM MAF Translator
  • AEM UEGO Wideband O2


Misc:
  • RoadRace Engineering "Larson" Silicone Hose Kit
  • Auto Down/Up Power Window
  • Summit Racing Trunk Battery Conversion
  • Cruise Control Delete
  • Full A/C Delete
  • Full ABS Delete w/non-ABS conversion
  • VR4 RS Replica Vented Carbon Fiber Hood
  • Aerocatch Flush-mount Hood Pins
  • Ported Oil Filter Housing Relief
  • HID Headlight Conversion


Wins:
  • 2nd Place 2008 DC Region RallyX #2 (Class M4)
  • 1st Place 2007 DC Region Rallycross Championship (Class M4)
  • 3rd Place Class DC Region RallyX #4, 2007 (Class M4)
  • 2nd Place Class DC Region RallyX #2, 2007 (Class M4)
  • 1st Place Class DC Region RallyX #1, 2007 (Class M4)
  • 1st Place Class Grandview Speedway RallyX #2, 2006 (Class M4)
  • 1st Place Class Pine Barrens Express Rally, 2006 (Class B)
  • 1st Place Class/Overall DC Region RallyX #3, 2006 (Class RM4)
  • 1st Place Class DC Region RallyX #1, 2006 (Class RM4)
  • 1st Place 2005 DC Region Rallycross Championship (Class RP4)
  • 3rd Place Class/Overall DC Region RallyX #6, 2005 (Class RP4)
  • 1st Place Class/2nd Overall Susquehanna RallyX 2005, PA (Class M4)
  • 2nd Place Class Covered Bridge Rally 2005, Fairlee, VT (Class C)
  • 2nd Place Class DC Region RallyX #4, 2005 (Class RP4)
  • 1st Place Class/3rd Overall DC Region RallyX #3, 2005 (Class RP4)
  • 1st Place Class/Overall DC Region RallyX #2, 2005 (Class RP4)
  • 1st Place Get the Dust Off Rally 2005, Kingsville, MD (Class L)
  • 1st Place TriState Region 2005 TSD Championship (Class L)
  • 1st Place Chester Twister Rally 2004, Chester, PA (Class L)
  • 2nd Place Pine Barrens Express 2004, Manchester, NJ (Class B)
  • 1st Place The Furnace Run Rally 2004, Fogelsville, PA (Class L)
  • 2nd Place Class/Overall DC Region RallyX #4, 2004 (Class M4)
  • 3rd Place Overall 2004 Carlisle Custom Compact Invitational RallyX (Class M4)
  • 1st Place Overall Get the Dust Off Rally 2004, Bel Air, MD (Class L)
  • 2rd Place DC Region RallyX #2, 2004 (Class M4)
  • 1st Place Overall Styx V Rally, Chantilly, VA (Class L)
  • 2nd Place Catoctin Monte 2003 Rally, Frederick, MD (Class S)
  • 3rd Place Big Lap V Rally, Lincoln, NH (Class C)
  • 3rd Place Overall 2002 New England RallyCross Championship (Class 1)
  • 2nd Place Covered Bridge XXXVI Rally, Killington, VT (Class C)
  • 1st Place Covered Bridge XXXVI RallyCross, Killington, VT (Class 1)
  • 1st Place Overall/Fastest Time of Day Covered Bridge XXXVI RallyCross
  • 3rd Place '02 Maine Forest Pro Rally RallyCross, Bethel, ME (Class 1)
  • 3rd Place '02 NER Gunstock RallyCross, Gunstock, NH (Class 1)
  • 1st Place First Day Out 2002 Rally, Westborough, MA (Class C)
  • 2nd Place Snow and Ice 2002 Rally, Bow, NH (Class C)
  • 1st Place The Search 2001 Rally, Sturbridge, MA (Class D)
  • 1st Place Covered Bridge XXXV Rally, Fairlee, VT (Class D)
  • 1st Place Pine Barrens Express Rally, Whiting, NJ (Class C/N)
  • 2nd Place Big Lap VI Rally, Loudon, NH (Class D)
  • 3rd Place Rights of Spring Rally, Londonderry, NH (Class D)
  • 3rd Place '01 NER AutoCross 1st Event (Class E-SP)
Kills:
  • 5 x Mustang 5.0s
  • 3 x Some old Chevy Pickup (Why??)
  • 3 x VW GTI Turbo
  • 2 x Mustang GTs
  • 2 x "Fast" Honda Civics
  • 2 x Audi A4
  • 2 x Camaro Z28
  • Pontiac Firebird Formula WS6
  • Supercharged V8 Firebird
  • Chevrolet Camaro SS
  • Monte Carlo SS
  • Acura Integra Type R
  • Mercedes Benz 190E
  • Pontiac Firebird (Old V8)
  • Chevrolet Camaro (Old V8)
  • Thunderbird LX
  • Dodge Neon R/T
  • Dodge Dakota R/T
  • Mercury Sable (Why??)
  • Ford Focus
  • Acura Integra
  • Honda S2000
  • Honda CRX
  • Toyota Celica
  • VW Jetta
  • Mazda MX-6
  • Chevrolet S10
Quarter Mile (04/10/02): 13.381 @ 101.95
Dyno (Poorly Tuned): 231 AWHP / 251 AWTQ

Scans from Magazine Reviews - Well worth a look!

A Rare Breed of Automobile | Here... And Gone
Confidence and Control | Unequalled Performance
As Unique as the Car Itself | The Word is Getting Around

Impressive to Drive | Under the Skin
A True Rally-bred Pedigree | Special Features

Virtually Everything-to a Fortunate Few | The Soul of the New Machine

Links of Interest

dsm.org - Diamond Star Motors Club, the best Resource for DSMs on the net.
galantvr4.org - The biggest North American GVR4 owners forum.
VFAQ - Visual HOWTO's for many common projects and modifications.
PlymouthLaser.com - Even more VFAQs.
Armitage's RX-7 Page - My other toy.
 
 
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