Two models of the 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder are available. The GS model is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 162 horsepower and the GT model includes a 3.8-liter V6 that produces 260 horsepower. The GS comes with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic while the GT comes with an available six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic.
The 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder utilizes a cloth top with a full headliner and glass rear window that stows nicely beneath a hard tonneau cover in just 19 seconds.
The fourth-generation Mitsubishi Eclipse was designed from the get-go as a coupe or a convertible. This forethought results in a more rigid platform in convertible form, creating a more comfortable ride and responsive handling.
Options for the 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS include leather seating, heated front seats and heated exterior mirrors, and an outside temperature display with compass. Available upgrades for the GT include 18-inch alloy wheels, a six-way power driver’s seat, leather upholstery, heated front seats and exterior mirrors, aluminum pedals, and an automatic climate control system.
A four-sensor antilock braking system with 16-inch ventilated discs up front coupled with 14-inch solid discs at the rear bring the 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS to a stop. The GT model gets a 15-inch ventilated disc upgrade at the rear.
The 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS weighs in at a hefty 3,472 pounds and is motivated by only 162 horsepower. The GT weighs in almost 200 pounds heavier, but gains 98 horsepower from the V6 upgrade.
The 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT is capable of a 0-60 time in around seven-seconds with the manual transmission. The available automatic transmission features Sportronic manual shifting.
Even topless, the 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse retains its identity since the majority of the unique styling features lie beneath the beltline.
The 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder theoretically seats four, but the rear buckets are for kids only. The trunk is small, too, at just 5.2 cubic feet.
Every 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder comes equipped with a 650-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system with a six-disc, in-dash CD changer that can also play MP3s. The stereo’s eight-inch subwoofer is designed right into the Eclipse Spyder’s rear seat.
The 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder’s excessive weight hurts performance and handling, especially in GS models equipped with the optional automatic transmission. The view from the rear definitely makes the Eclipse look like it needs to shed a few pounds.
The 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT’s 3.8-liter V6 engine delivers 260 horsepower to either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.
Take one Eclipse Coupe, slice off the rakish roof, add a multi-layered power top with glass rear window, and you’ve got the new Eclipse Spyder.
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