Looking to buy a very unique sedan from the 1990s? You might want to check this out. It’s a 1994 Mitsubishi Lancer with a factory 1.6-litre V6 engine.
Yep, a 1.6L V6 in a Lancer. It’s not some crazy conversion idea featuring a Formula 1 or something. This was a factory thing back in the days. Mitsubishi offered a V6 in select markets only.
The engine is codenamed the 6A10 and it is literally the smallest production V6 in the world. It produces 103kW at 7000rpm and 147Nm at 4500rpm, although later in its life it was bumped up to 132kW for the FTO, with the capacity stretched to 2.0L.
This very unique engine in 1.6 guise features a 73mm bore and a short 63.6mm stroke, meaning, it should be capable of some very high revs with some tuning. The standard compression ratio is 10:1 which is also quite high, especially for its era.
An automatic example is up for sale in Japan. It looks to be in pretty original condition, except for some oversized hub-caps and, potentially, lowered suspension. But check out the back seat and inside. It all looks original and neat.
Surely this is just screaming out for some tuning, perhaps a turbocharger? Or maybe a set of six throttle bodies and the compression ratio bumped up even more for some high-revving fun. Head over to the Facebook listing here for more details.