Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder (2007)

Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

Based on the fourth-generation Eclipse coupe introduced for 2006, the 2007 Eclipse Spyder is the "attainable exotic" that combines "Driven to Thrill" design and performance with a high-tech convertible top and outstanding value.

A rigid platform enables the four-wheel independent suspension to give the Eclipse Spyder both sporty road manners and a compliant, comfortable ride.

The Eclipse Spyder will be offered in two trim levels: the GS model is powered by a 162-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission or optional four-speed automatic. The Spyder GT's 3.8-liter V-6 produces 260 hp and 258 lb.-ft. peak torque and is teamed with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic. Both the four-cylinder and V-6 engines feature Mitsubishi MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control system) valve timing and lift technology to help optimize engine efficiency and power across a broad engine speed range.

The Eclipse automatic transmissions feature Sportronic(TM) shifters to allow manual gear shift control.

The Spyder's automatic cloth top folds completely out of sight under a flush-fitting powered tonneau cover in about 19 seconds. Its advanced multi-layer construction provides a full head liner for a quiet, snug interior feeling of a coupe when it is raised. The glass rear widow features a defroster.

The "attainable exotic" design theme continues inside. The wave-form instrument panel houses easy-to-reach controls and features distinctive motorcycle-inspired gauges and ice blue LED nighttime illumination. Three color schemes are offered: Techno-Sport (dark charcoal), Hi-Q Sport (medium gray) and Avante Garde (terra cotta). The one-piece high-back front bucket seats were inspired by Mitsubishi involvement in motorsports. The steering wheel features audio system remote controls.

Both Eclipse Spyder models for 2007 feature as standard a 650-watt (max.) Rockford Fosgate premium audio system with AM/FM/CD/MP3 playback capability, including a six-disc, in-dash CD changer. The system has been specifically engineered for the Eclipse Spyder and provides unique automatic sound equalization for top-up or top-down driving. An 8-in. subwoofer is integrated into the rear seat area to provide deep bass sound as well as a provocative design element.

Key Specifications

  • Wheelbase: 101.4 in.
  • Length: 179.7 in.
  • Height: 54.4 in. (54.7 in., 18-in. wheels)
  • Width: 72.2 in.
  • Curb weight: GS, 5-speed manual -- 3,472 lbs. / GT, 6-speed manual- 3,671 lbs.

Major Standard Features (both models)

+ 17-in. alloy wheels
+ Fog lamps
+ Air conditioning
+ Dual-stage front air bag SRS with front passenger occupant sensors
+ Front seat mounted side-impact air bags
+ Anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
+ Cruise control
+ Engine immobilizer
+ Keyless entry
+ Power windows, locks and mirrors
+ Power cloth soft top with powered tonneau cover
+ 650- watt (max) Rockford Fosgate Premium Audio system

Eclipse Spyder GT adds electronic traction control, an outside temperature and compass display and larger ventilated rear disc brakes in place of the GS model's solid rear brake discs.

Optional Leather Package (GS only):

+ Heated exterior mirrors
+ Heated front seats
+ Leather seating surfaces
+ Outside temperature and compass display

Optional Premium Sport Package (GT only):

+ 18-in. alloy wheels and 235/45 R18 tires
+ Aluminum pedals
+ Automatic climate control system
+ Heated exterior mirrors
+ Heated front seats
+ Leather seating surfaces
+ Six-way power driver's seat
+ Wind deflector (removable)