2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

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2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder At-A-Glance

February 4, 2008, CYPRESS, Calif. -- The Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder is the "attainable exotic" that combines exciting design and performance with a high-tech convertible top and excellent value.

2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT

For 2009, Mitsubishi restyled the Spyder's front and rear bumper fascias, and the GT model also gets three significant upgrades for 2009: a new dual exhaust system yields a more powerful sound while also boosting horsepower to 265 (up from 260); standard high intensity discharge (HID) head lamps sharpen front styling and aid nighttime visibility, and standard Active Stability Control (ASC) enhances driving safety. New interior cloth fabrics give all models a richer interior feel and appearance. The optional Deluxe Leather package for the GS model now includes aluminum pedals.

Eclipse is offered as the 4-cylinder GS and the V-6 GT. The GS model's 162-hp 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is teamed with a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 4-speed automatic. The GT's 265 hp 3.8-liter V-6 produces 262 lb.-ft. of peak torque and is teamed with a 6-speed manual transmission or optional 5-speed automatic. In both engines, Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) helps to optimize efficiency and power across a broad engine speed range. Automatic transmissions feature Sportronic™ shifters to allow manual gearshift control.

A rigid platform and 4-wheel independent suspension give the Spyder sporty road manners and a compliant ride. The GT features standard 18-inch alloy wheels. All models are equipped with four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD); the GT features larger, ventilated rear discs.

The Spyder's automatic cloth top folds out of sight under a flush-fitting powered tonneau cover in about 19 seconds. Multi-layer top construction provides a full headliner for the quiet, snug interior feeling of a coupe when it is raised. The glass rear widow has a defroster.

The wave-form instrument panel houses easy-to-reach controls and features distinctive motorcycle-inspired gauges and ice blue LED nighttime illumination. Three interior color schemes are offered: Techno-Sport (dark charcoal), Hi-Q Sport (medium gray) and Avante Garde (terra cotta). The high-back front bucket seats feature integrated, open head restraints for a sporty look and enhanced rear visibility. The steering wheel features audio system remote controls.

All Spyder models feature a standard 650-watt (max.) Rockford-Fosgate premium audio system with AM/FM/CD/MP3 playback capability, including a 6-disc, in-dash CD changer and SIRIUS® Satellite Radio with a 6-month pre-paid service subscription. The system is specifically engineered for the Spyder and provides automatic sound equalization for top-up or top-down driving. An 8-in. subwoofer integrated into the rear seat area provides deep bass sound as well as a unique design element.

Key Specifications
Wheelbase: 101.4 in.
Length: 180.4 in.
Height: 54.4 in. (54.7 in., 18-in. wheels)
Width: 72.2 in.
Curb weight: GS, 5-speed manual - 3,477 lbs. / GT, 6-speed manual - 3,754 lbs.

Major Standard Features

* 17-in. alloy wheels (GS)
* 650-watt (max.) Rockford-Fosgate Premium Audio system, including SIRIUS Satellite Radio
* Air conditioning
* Anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
* Cruise control
* Dual-stage front air bag SRS with front passenger occupant sensors
* Front seat mounted side-impact air bags
* Engine immobilizer anti-theft system
* Fog lamps
* Keyless entry
* Power cloth soft top with powered tonneau cover
* Power windows, locks and mirrors
* Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Eclipse Spyder GT adds:

* 265-hp 3.8-liter V-6 engine
* 6-speed manual transmission
* 18-in. alloy wheels with 235/45 R18 tires
* Active Stability Control
* Center display with outside temperature and compass
* Dual exhaust system
* Electronic traction control
* High-intensity discharge (HID) head lamps
* Larger ventilated rear disc brakes

Optional Deluxe Leather Package (GS only):

* Aluminum pedals
* Center display with outside temperature and compass
* Heated exterior mirrors
* Heated front seats
* Leather seating surfaces

Optional Premium Sport Package (GT only):

* Aluminum pedals
* Aluminum scuff plates
* Automatic climate control system
* Heated exterior mirrors
* Heated front seats
* Leather seating surfaces
* Six-way power driver's seat
* Machine finish 18-in. alloy wheels
* Wind deflector (removable)

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Source: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

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