Whats it all about


Chris
05-21-2001, 08:13 PM
I've heard of it. Doesn't it have 200hp V6?? Can anyone post some more on it?

igor@af
05-21-2001, 08:39 PM
When I lived in Japan, it was my 2nd favorite car [after GT-R of course ;)] .... I really really like the FTO except for the fact that it needs a little more power.
Here are some pics of it:
http://www.orientexpress.com.au/images/mitsub_fto_large.jpg http://www.netcentral.co.uk/~philstephens/yellow.jpg http://www.netcentral.co.uk/~philstephens/wineracefto.jpg

Darkwing
08-03-2001, 12:08 AM
I love the FTO also. Too bad I can't get one here in the US.

Jay!
08-03-2001, 12:37 AM
Kinda like a pocket Supra. It's all about the FTO LM from Gran Turismo, the green one. :D

igor@af
08-03-2001, 08:22 AM
Wasn't it 650+ horses?:rolleyes:

Danny Boy
08-29-2001, 10:15 PM
The FTO LM car from GT is great, the Black one on GT2 is almost as good. I wish we got those things here.:mad:

Chris
09-07-2001, 07:34 PM
Those are the first good pictures of it I've seen. It must be a huge chick magnet. Some mods, 500 hp (ok, mybe 400 would be good), and leave that body alone, its GORGEOUS!!:eek:

Guiddy
09-19-2001, 05:21 PM
My cousin has one here in the UK, and I have driven it! Great tiptronic gearbox!
The looks are controversial! I feel his really needs bigger wheels, but great prospects!

Chris
09-20-2001, 11:55 AM
Some 18's would be nice. Does it come with a plain old manual.

Moppie@af
10-15-2001, 12:25 PM
Originally posted by Chris
Those are the first good pictures of it I've seen. It must be a huge chick magnet.

Such a large chick magnet that only Chicks drive them. They are regarded as girls cars over here, and are driven almost exclusivly by middle aged woman.

Chris
10-16-2001, 11:39 AM
Too bad:( Over here, girls would be all over a guy who owned this car!

Spec2 Girl
11-07-2001, 10:26 PM
Hey there. Just found this site by accident, and as you can see from my name, I indeed own an FTO! ( and I also just wanted to say that I am NOT middle aged by any stretch of the imagination!!!! :silly2: :p )

Just wanted to let you know a little about the car that I own......

If you have a look at my website link below: http://moondog.250x.com/fto_main.html this will tell you a little more about it.

The FTOs come with different specs. Mine is the top of the standard range with a 2L V6 MIVEC engine. It has 197HP standard from its NA engine. However as you were talking about earlier, the FTO can be made into a turbo (however it costs a LOT of money to do so). HKS have produced an aftermarket bolt on turbo kit for the FTO. It is something I would LOVE to do to mine, however I just need $10K to do so!!!!

The other versions of the FTO that were made were the GP Version R (the same engine as mine but with LSD). They also made the GR (2L non MIVEC) and the GS (1.8L non MIVEC). All models are available as either manual or sequential auto.

All I can say is this is one helluva car!!! It handles superbly and the body styling is quite simply SEXY AS!!!

Anyhow I just wanted to let you know a little bit more about this superb sports coupe and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I'll do my best to answer them!!!

dejoux
11-08-2001, 05:53 AM
Welcome to AF FTOGirl, Im sure youll enjoy your stay here. Theres lots of other NZ'ers on here as well but I dont think any girls (I might be wrong though)

what part of New Zealand are you from?

Spec2 Girl
11-08-2001, 12:43 PM
Thanks for the welcome dejoux! Can't believe there's no other girls on here!

I'm in Auckland btw. Whereabouts are you???

NSX
11-08-2001, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by Guiddy
My cousin has one here in the UK, and I have driven it! Great tiptronic gearbox!
The looks are controversial! I feel his really needs bigger wheels, but great prospects!
damn! a lude, gto, and an nsx???!!!!
i gotta meet your cousin.hahaa

dejoux
11-08-2001, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by FTO Girl
Thanks for the welcome dejoux! Can't believe there's no other girls on here!

I'm in Auckland btw. Whereabouts are you???

Theres a few girls on here but none from New Zealand that I know of.

Im in Dunedin but there is alot of ppl here from Auckland

Moppie@af
11-08-2001, 07:57 PM
Hey a real FTO owner!

A 2nd welcome FTO Girl.
Its nice to see yet another Kiwi here to aid in our take over. :D

Im Auckland based as well. How long have you had the FTO?

Spec2 Girl
11-08-2001, 08:38 PM
Thanks for the 2nd welcome Moppie. I've had my FTO for about a year now. Bought it this time last year.

You going to the night drags tonight????

Moppie@af
11-12-2001, 05:45 PM
Originally posted by FTO Girl

You going to the night drags tonight????

If I had a faster car I might. :D

Spec2 Girl
11-12-2001, 06:14 PM
Yay, the thread's back!!!!!

Not all the cars at the drags were that fast. In fact most of them were at least a second off their normal times. The track must have been really bad on Friday night. I heard heaps of people say that they just couldn't get any traction off the line. :(

Kerpalstaxi
11-27-2001, 07:23 PM
Originally posted by NSX

damn! a lude, gto, and an nsx???!!!!
i gotta meet your cousin.hahaa

The car on the right is an MR2. I saw an NSX a couple weeks ago in Missouri, of all places.

Chris
11-29-2001, 01:30 PM
I've seen a NSX several times in manilla (pop. 400).

fortyoz2eric
12-08-2001, 04:25 PM
anybody know if there are any FTO's in the US? i know theres some skylines, some real silvias but i've never heard of there being an FTO. i need to get one here and dominate some shows

Spec2 Girl
12-08-2001, 06:28 PM
Originally posted by fortyoz2eric
anybody know if there are any FTO's in the US? i know theres some skylines, some real silvias but i've never heard of there being an FTO. i need to get one here and dominate some shows From what I've heard there aren't any FTOs in the States at all. I don't know what the rules are in the US for importing cars, but I bet it would cost a hell of a lot to get one. Just look at the Skylines and what they cost. It'd probably be the same for FTOs. :(

Melis
12-29-2001, 02:09 PM
never knew what an FTO was untill I came upon this site!

Very nice cars:flash:

melis-

border_project
01-24-2002, 03:21 PM
FTO's are sweet
i like them a lot more than those eclipse. however like mentioned earlier, not much power. but for a light small body, 195 was reasonable. its an NA engine so it packed a good punch.
i like the FTO r spec. but its an FF.
I like FR cars. its more fun in the snow because the rear slips our easier than an FF.

Spec2 Girl
01-24-2002, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by border_project
FTO's are sweet
i like them a lot more than those eclipse. however like mentioned earlier, not much power. but for a light small body, 195 was reasonable. its an NA engine so it packed a good punch.
They should definitely have made some with turbos and RWD as an option. Now that would have been the perfect car!! :D

dejoux
01-24-2002, 06:08 PM
Originally posted by FTO Girl
They should definitely have made some with turbos and RWD as an option. Now that would have been the perfect car!! :D

And if more of them were Manuals....stupid autos, and tiptronic dont count as a manual

Spec2 Girl
01-24-2002, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by dejoux


And if more of them were Manuals....stupid autos, and tiptronic dont count as a manual Hey, I love my tiptronic!! :p . Itís fabulous for city traffic. I only wish the S15 Siliva came with that transmission as an option. :D

Crackerman
03-21-2002, 03:03 AM
i know y'all don't seem to like the fact that these cars cost 10,000 dollars to turbcharge..so why not use a drivetrain out of a gs-t eclipse turbo? u would then have a manual tranny and turbocharged engine capable of 400 hp in street trim. it would probably be cheaper to do the swap, and since both cars ARE mitsu's,,, then at least SOME parts have to intrchange with gen 2 eclipses/talons... if someone had the money to look into it..oh what a world this would be.:alien:

Crackerman
04-20-2002, 06:23 PM
or do any of u even know what an eclipse is? if not, it has the same engine, although with less horsepower, than a lancer evo, 2.0L turbo, SOMETHING has to interchange! or do y'all not have enough balls to even try it? IF i had one available here, i would definitely ditch the triptronic and non modifyable 6 cylinder and step up to the plate with a big helping of 4g63t, just my 2 cents. thanks for lettign me vent

Chris
04-26-2002, 11:46 AM
It s an idea, and I'm sure someone has done it. But since I don't have an FTO or a 2.0L turbo 4 from Mitsu, so I'm not going to try it:rolleyes:

94mr2turbo
05-06-2002, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by Crackerman
or do any of u even know what an eclipse is? if not, it has the same engine, although with less horsepower, than a lancer evo, 2.0L turbo, SOMETHING has to interchange! or do y'all not have enough balls to even try it? IF i had one available here, i would definitely ditch the triptronic and non modifyable 6 cylinder and step up to the plate with a big helping of 4g63t, just my 2 cents. thanks for lettign me vent


That's one option which has already been done with very good results, but the 4G63T isn't exactely a bolt on fit. I wouldn't call the existing engine, the 6A12G, non-modifiable, my friend turbocharged his FTO GPX for $4000 AUD ($2000 US) with a T3/T4 turbo, and achieved around 210kw at the flywheel, with a tiny 7.5psi of boost (to prevent detonation). The FTO is based on a Galant chassis. Some versions of the Galant came with a twin-turbo version of the 6A12G which has proven to be a more popular engine swap. The tiptronic gearbox is actually quite weak and not meant to be used in Tiptronic mode continuously, I know this because my sister just busted the tiptronic gearbox in her FTO, so simply buying a manual FTO is a much better option if you want to get serious with modifications.

Crackerman, no offense, but FTO owners do have the balls to seriously modify their cars, they just don't have the wallets, and it doesn't really make much sense because it would be much cheaper and easier to buy a different car, for example, an R32 GTR or Supra which you can get for around $10,000 AUD ($5000 US) more than an FTO. By the way, I've heard of the previous model Eclipses and their downtuned 4G63 but isn't the current model Eclipse front wheel drive and V6?

BlindspottNZ
05-11-2002, 07:57 AM
crackerman, yes we do know what eclipse's are... the green car from the fast and the furious, we just dont get them over here (im an auckland boy too).
somone earlier mentioned that FTO's were considered girls cars here (maybe in another thread thou?) and that middle aged women drive them... sad but true, about FTO's being girls cars.. i am trying to convince my girlfriend to buy an fto, but it doesnt mean i dont want one myself, they look sexy black :D, im just aiming for a mkiv supra TT :cool: - about that, i cannot decide what color to get it in... or what decals to get (i want big side ones :p ) help me! i would get black or silver.. but i want somthing that is realy eye catching, i was thinking lambourgini orange (like the fast and furious car)... but i think that it may seem too cliche with the movie..

Nick B
06-17-2002, 02:33 PM
Just testing to see if the URL for a pic is working.

Sorry

Nick
www.ftology.co.uk

Nick B
06-17-2002, 02:35 PM
Apparently not. :(

FTOLTD
07-27-2003, 10:15 AM
I have an FTO here in Australia with over 400 Hp at the front wheels and more torque than a skyline GTR

quatters
07-29-2003, 08:47 PM
About transplanting the Eclipse gear in to an FTO, well one of the EVOs (IV i think) shares the same underpinnings, if u swapped engine and drive train you'll have a turbo AWD FTO!! That would be something to scare the WRXs with!

moondog
08-19-2003, 12:20 AM
I have an FTO here in Australia with over 400 Hp at the front wheels and more torque than a skyline GTR

That's a claim that seriously needs a dyno chart posted.

FTOLTD
08-19-2003, 06:08 AM
ok here is a link to the dyno chart and pics

http://photos.yahoo.com/dannyboyau

FTOLTD
08-19-2003, 06:10 AM
FTO Turbo power to weight: 4.3 kg/kW

moondog
08-21-2003, 08:46 PM
ok here is a link to the dyno chart and pics

http://photos.yahoo.com/dannyboyau

Nice! :thumbsup: :licka: :ylsuper: Hope you've got an LSD with that power :) Looks good, but hell that's a lot of work in that

moondog
08-21-2003, 08:48 PM
FTO Turbo power to weight: 4.3 kg/kW

:D And out-handle a standard Skyline too (not talking GTR, here) - unless you've over-powered it, that is. How does it handle with all that power?

FTOLTD
08-22-2003, 02:34 AM
handles lovely

FTOLTD
08-22-2003, 02:36 AM
well it gets a bit of torque steer but so long as you ready for it no problem

moondog
08-25-2003, 01:19 AM
well it gets a bit of torque steer

:evillol: I bet it does! :D

ghetto7o2azn
11-18-2003, 09:11 PM
yeah, if youve seen any skylines drag with 800+hp its pretty easy to see, and if youve seen any video clips from the inside of the car pretty crazy stuff though

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