The Mitsubishi Mirage Outsold The Volkswagen GTI In February 

This is a tale of two hatchbacks, one of which won practically every magazine award possible, the other... is a car that would make most of you want to take the bus. As great as the GTI is, Volkswagen still can't outsell what is arguably one of the saddest companies in the American market, Mitsubishi. » 3/23/15 9:00am 3/23/15 9:00am

Is this Mitsubishi's slow and undercover return to WRC?

WRX vs. Evo. The battle that is now been fought out in Internet forums, Facebook comments and Youtube videos once took place in the manliest motoring world championship, the WRC. Since 2008, both brands have abandoned the championship. While Subaru has hinted a LMP1 entry recently, Mitsubishi has been awfully quiet… » 9/22/14 5:49pm 9/22/14 5:49pm

Mitsubishi is having some contest to come up with color names for the…

I call it "Angry that it's not an Evo red" or "Mitsucars Finances Red". I realize the car might be hard to see, being a Mirage and all, but what do you say? If you're a Twitter person drop your legit or snarky response to @Mitsucars. Seriously people, have fun here, but tell them too. » 4/05/13 4:38pm 4/05/13 4:38pm

This French jet is flying around with an untested nuke

Below this French Rafale jet is a missile that can travel about 300 miles before deploying a completely untested 300 kiloton nuclear warhead. This shot wasn't taken at the height of the Cold War. It was taken last week. To understand why you have to understand the French approach to nuclear deterrence. » 6/02/11 2:30pm 6/02/11 2:30pm

Catch Michael Jordan's McLaren SLR On The Rebound

Basketball superstar and historical moustache enthusiast Michael Jordan has put his 2007 Mercedes McLaren SLR 722 up for grabs. Driven 962 miles, with a price of $430,000, or in Jordan terms, "blackjack night at the Mirage." (H/T to Zach!) » 10/20/10 12:45pm 10/20/10 12:45pm

Yeehaw It's Texas Day One Over, Mid-Drive Mirage Leads!

Remember the Mid-Drive Crisis Mitsubishi Mirage? They all laughed when it entered the track! Well, nobody is laughing now, because the innovative Mitsu with the mid-mounted driver's seat now sits at the top of the Yeehaw It's Texas LeMons standings! » 9/12/10 12:30am 9/12/10 12:30am

Why Didn't Mitsubishi Offer a Mid-Drive Position On The Mirage?

We've been led to believe that the driver's seat on street cars should be one side or the other, but why? Team Mid-Drive Crisis converted their LeMons Mirage to mid-drive, and we can see that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. » 3/20/10 3:00pm 3/20/10 3:00pm

Who The Hell Is Uwe Gemballa?

German Porsche tuner Uwe Gemballa disappeared last week, and his whereabouts are still unknown. The exotic-car world is in an uproar — kidnapping! aliens! Butzi! — but we keep returning to one question: Why don't we know anything about him? » 2/24/10 3:00pm 2/24/10 3:00pm

Team Cajun Jihad Makes Big Impression On Infidel Judges, Chances For…

When we heard that a team called "Cajun JiHad" was signed up for the 24 Hours Of LeMons New Orleans, we thought "Sure hope these guys have the costumes to go with that great name!" » 6/06/09 1:00am 6/06/09 1:00am

Million-Dollar Porsche Gemballa Mirage GT Smacked Around At Track Day

This Gemballa-modded Porsche » 10/27/08 9:00am 10/27/08 9:00am is worth about $1 million — or was, before the owner smashed it up during a club event at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France. We hope the owner of this wrecked read our post about changes before he hit the asphalt. Fortunately he was unharmed, and the report even states he was joking…

Woman Keeps Test Driver to Avoid Heat

In New Zealand, stealing a Mitsubishi Mirage carries only a penalty of 100 hours of community service if you've got a good excuse. A mother from Tauranga decided to test drive the Mirage after looking at a few cars and just decided to not come back because it was "too hot to walk." Having lived in Texas for most of… » 11/27/07 3:00pm 11/27/07 3:00pm

Super Mirage Potential!

Mitsu's Mirage Turbo was one of the forgotten hot-hatch heroes of the late '80s/early '90s. A girl we wished we'd dated in college had one. We noticed the 135mph speedo and asked, "Will it do that?" A sensible Taurus with a Lotus-7-owning dad, she simply replied, "Yes." We later had a '90 Legend that we got up to an… » 8/15/07 8:15pm 8/15/07 8:15pm

Porsche Plutocracy: Test Driving the Gemballa Mirage GT

Sometimes we wish we were Jocke "Qvarnis" Qvarnström. Usually it's just for having a name with a Q and a V in it. This time it's for getting a crack at the 672 hp V10 Gemballa Mirage GT. His exploits made for an umlaut-heavy piece in Swedish mag StreetXtreme, but the video is up on the 'Tube for all to survey.… » 6/19/07 11:45am 6/19/07 11:45am

SUPER SHIFT! 1979 Plymouth Champ on eBay


Sporting front-wheel drive and a sort of over-under transmission, we remember the Dodge Colt and Plymouth Champs as cars that defied their diminutive size with a measure of both performance and economy. A throw lever next to the standard shifter offered additional motoring flexibility by way of hi-low ratio for each… » 1/30/07 2:07pm 1/30/07 2:07pm

Why Mitsubishi Deserves a Second Chance in America

Yes, we all know that Mitsu is a somewhat beleagured brand these days. But they did give us the mighty Starion, the totally underrated Mirage Turbo hatchback, and of course, the nothing-short-of-obscenely miraculous Lancer Evo. Paukert drove the upcoming Lancer on some winding roads near Santa Barbara recently, and… » 11/17/06 8:30pm 11/17/06 8:30pm