The Mitsubishi Eclipse is a two-door, four-seat sports car that has been in production since 1989. The Eclipse is produced solely for the United States and Canadian markets, where it has also been built as the Eagle Talon and the Plymouth Laser through Mitsubishi Motors' close relationship with the Chrysler Corporation (now DaimlerChrysler) Their partnership was known as Diamond Star Motors, or DSM. Eclipses are popular among racers, and other automotive enthusiasts in part because of the car's low price and wealth of aftermarket parts.
Details of the fourth generation Eclipse were revealed during late 2003 and 2004, and the car was shown at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show. Features of the new model include a 263 hp (193.9 kW) 3.8 L MIVEC V6 and a 165 hp (123 kW) 2.4 L I4, both derived from the 2004+ Mitsubishi PS platform family, with which the Eclipse shares many mechanical components. Like the 2004 Galant, the new Eclipse is FWD only, although a concept model has been produced by Mitsubishi and Ralliart with an AWD platform, the 4G63 engine from the Lancer Evolution, and more aggressive body styling with carbon fibre. The V6 produces 263 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.