Mitsubishi Starion (diecast 1:64, Pop Race)

  • Mitsubishi Starion (from 1982)
  • Pop Race
  • 1:64
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • silver
  • online dealer (Car Model)
  • 15,00 EUR
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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Historical Overview of the Mitsubishi Starion

The Mitsubishi Starion was a cool car back in the 80s, made by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. It was around from 1982 to 1989 and was all about that sporty vibe. This car was part of Mitsubishi's efforts to make a name for themselves in the motorsport scene, competing with other fast rides like the Toyota Supra and Nissan 300ZX. The brain behind the Mitsubishi Starion was a guy named Kenji Hashimoto. What really set this car apart was its turbocharged 2.6-liter engine (usually punched up to 2.0 liters) that pumped out around 200 horsepower—pretty solid for those days. You could get it with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, giving it a bit of extra versatility for car enthusiasts.

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Technical Details and Cool Features of the Mitsubishi Starion

The Mitsubishi Starion wasn't just about power; it had some serious tech and style going on. It boasted cutting-edge features like electronic fuel injection, anti-lock braking system (ABS), and sleek aerodynamics that kept it steady at high speeds. Plus, it came with Recaro seats and fancy stuff like a Delco Electric air conditioning system, which was a luxury back in the early 80s. Fun fact—it was also used as a base for rally racing, especially in the Group B class, showing off its sporty chops. Building on the legacy of the Mitsubishi Lancer, the Starion outshone its predecessor in tech and looks.

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The 1/64 Scale Model Car by Pop Race

This tiny model car you see here is a 1/64 scale replica made by Pop Race, based on the Mitsubishi Starion. Crafted from durable diecast material, this model is not just robust but also crazy detailed. The attention to detail is spot on, from the headlights and taillights to even the tiny logos matching the real deal. The color scheme of this model is classic silver, with sleek black accents on the rear spoiler and side window frames. This 1/64 scale model, part of Fred's Modelly collection, perfectly captures the shape and proportions of the original car. Even the five-spoke wheels are styled to perfection. When you look at this model, the lines and curves are just as dynamic as the real deal. And peeking into the interior gives you a glimpse of the real car's comfort level.

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Time Frame and Cultural Context

The Mitsubishi Starion rolled out between 1982 and 1989, smack in the middle of the 80s era. In 1982, when this cool ride hit the roads, some big things were happening around the world. Ronald Reagan was running the show in the US, and the Falklands War kicked off between Argentina and the UK. On the music scene, Michael Jackson dropped his monster hit album "Thriller," becoming one of the best-selling albums ever. These nuggets give you a taste of the times when the Mitsubishi Starion ruled the roads. For collectors, it's not just about the car but understanding the historical and cultural backdrop that shaped its creation. So, the Mitsubishi Starion isn't just a piece of tech history; it's an artifact intertwined with the vibes of its era.


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