A stylish and sleek-looking vehicle whether its top is up or down, even the most rabid sufferer of arachnophobia will love the 2012 Eclipse Spyder mid-size convertible luxury sports car, a sharp-looking soft-top convertible that comes loaded with a bountiful array of luxurious high-end features at no additional cost to the consumer. What’s more, countless drivers will blush as they enjoy the luxuries of this open-top grand touring roadster at a fraction of the cost of its competitors. And with a starting MSRP of only $27,999, you can bet that savvy car shoppers will look forward to getting tangled in this Spyder’s web.
Configured with a convenient 2+2 seating arrangement, the Eclipse Spyder comes in three different editions for the 2012 model year. The amply-equipped entry-level GS Sport (starting MSRP $27,999), the distinctively styled SE special edition (starting MSRP $28,299) and the full-tilt GT (starting MSRP $32,599) version that possesses a stirring V-6 engine beneath its hood.
For the enthusiast driver that demands even more potency and speed, the 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT is the obvious choice as it offers a substantially higher 40% more power output than the previously mentioned 4-cylinder powerplant in the form of a souped-up 265 horsepower 3.8-liter SOHC 24-valve V-6 engine that, just like that of its GS Sport and SE siblings, that includes Mitsubishi’s impressive MIVEC variable valve-timing system. Key design elements of this V-6 engine include a peek torque figure of 262 lb.-ft. at 4,500 rpm, a bore and stroke of 3.74 x 3.54 inches, a compression ratio of 10.5:1, with the engine’s redline occurring at 6,500 rpm. The 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT gets an EPA-rated 16 mpg city/24 mpg out on the highway on premium gasoline, which is recommended to maximize performance.
The 2012 Eclipse Spyder gives you six different colors to choose from: Northstar White, Quick Silver, Sunset Pearlescent, Rave Red, Carbon Grey and Kalapana Black.