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Type: Sports

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2016-05-22

RPM GP - Mitsubishi FTO - Netflix

The Mitsubishi FTO, is a front engined, front-wheel drive coupe produced by Mitsubishi Motors between 1994 and 2000. It was originally planned to be exclusively for the Japanese domestic market, although its popularity as a grey market import to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand led to eventual limited distribution through Mitsubishi's official dealers in those countries. Upon its debut it won the Car of the Year Japan award for 1994–95. In Japan, as at July 2000, it was sold at two retail chains called Car Plaza and Galant Shop. FTO stands for “Fresh Touring Origination”. The name recalls the Galant FTO coupé of 1971, one of the company's first sports cars.

RPM GP - Backstory: The Galant FTO (January 1971-1975) - Netflix

Prior to the arrival of the 1994 front-wheel drive FTO, which inherited the 'FTO' tag, was the Mitsubishi Galant Coupé FTO. A rear-wheel drive coupe produced by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors from November 1971 to March 1975.[1] “FTO” was meant to stand for Fresco Turismo Omologato, in a fine example of Japanese Italian (or 'Fresh Touring Origination' in English). This compact Coupé FTO can effectively be seen as a replacement for the earlier Mitsubishi Colt 11-F Super Sports. The Galant FTO was first introduced with an 86 or 95 PS (63 or 70 kW) 1378 cc 4G41 “Neptune” engine, until it was replaced via a redesign in February 1973 by a brace of 1597 cc 4G32 “Saturn” power plants - offering either 100 PS (74 kW), or 110 PS (81 kW), depending on the state of tune. There was also a 1439 cc Saturn engine, offering 92 PS (68 kW). In October 1973 there was a minor facelift and the lineup was restricted to four versions, with the EL, the GS and the four-speed SL versions cancelled. Production gradually came to an end in August 1975, after the introduction in March that year of the more staid Lancer Celeste.

RPM GP - References - Netflix