TITLE

FAST BLAST: Mitsubishi Magna VR AWD

AUTHOR(S)
Evans, Dean
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
Motor;Nov2003, p145
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Aside from the looks, there aren't many changes under the skin of the latest AWD Tl. The same 3.5-litre V6 hits out the same 154kW through the same all-wheel-drive Quadtec system. The shifts through the five-speed auto feel a little smoother, with less harmonic vibration than the previous model. The sports mode sequential shift function offers l000rpm more in gears, but unfortunately manual shifting doesn't offer any extra speed. The immense grip of the AWD drivetrain is better exploited through minor changes to spring and damper rates (firmer) and the addition of a rear anti-roll bar to reduce understeer.
ACCESSION #
11446458

 

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