We did it! We made it through a full week! Man, that’s a lot of work, but thanks so much for being here with us. To celebrate, let’s all remember that once the Mitsubishi Mirage wasn’t just thought of as the cheapest thing you could get away with, but there was a hot hatch version, too! Remember the Mirage Turbo?
This one is a 1985 one, and it made an impressive-for-then 102 hp from its 1600cc four-banger–remember the 80s were still a time when 70 hp was a reasonable amount of power to expect from a small car.
This thing actually looked pretty good, too! Check out that very graphical eighties-tastic grille, too, with the progressively thinning lines, like the sunset on the back of one of the shirts the kids in my middle school wore from some surf shop they’d never been to.
You know what’s a nice touch? Check out that front side marker lamp. Look how it extends all the way from the edge of the wheelarch to the very front, like an inset amber stripe. It’s clean and sleek. Hell of a marker lamp.
Also, look at this interior:
A desirable Mirage! What a world, right?