The Galant was Mitsubishi’s homely looking small sedan, sold in many markets under varied names. In an effort to boost it’s image Mitsubishi entered heavily modified cars like the Starion and Lancer in Group B style racing during the 70’s and 80’s. After some mishaps, the company decided to enter a new class of racing called Group B that was based on production cars. The Galant VR-4 was the result. VR meaning viscous-realtime and 4 describing the number of powered wheels. By the time of it’s introduction in 1987, the Galant had grown into a compact mid-sized car, although it was still small and somewhat cramped for four adults. Group A racing regulations that required a turbocharged engine with a four wheel drive transmission be used in the race and production car.
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