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Mitsubishi SSU Concept (1999)

Designed by and fabricated at Mitsubishi Motors R&D of America, Inc, the bold SSU was a hit with the crowds during the 1999 Chicago Auto Show. Sign in front of display reads: “The twin-turbocharged, all-wheel drive SSU concept car is an “extreme sports vehicle,” combining the performance and handling of a sports car with the space and versatility of an SUV… think of it as a rally car for five people and all their equipment for a weekend of extreme sports.” Not stated, the SSU was powered by a 2.5-liter V-6 that pumped-out 310 horses and fed power to the all-wheel drive system via a 5-speed automatic transmission. Mitsubishi Motors’ Sportmode allowed the SSU to be shifted as a conventional automatic or clutchless manual. The use of center-opening doors, with no B-pillar, facilitated passenger entry and egress as well as the loading and unloading of luggage
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