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Rob Faust's 3G Eclipse goes from slow mo to fast pro

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As promised, here's Don Ford's next installment of the Dream Machines Video Series.  Please like or subscribe on YouTube if you enjoy this video.

In this month's episode, we have a classic tale of competition acting as the driving force behind someone exceeding what he thought he was capable of - let alone what his car was capable of.

After enduring some goading in high school about his 3G Eclipse, Rob Faust was determined to turn his stock 17-second Eclipse into something respectable at the track.

What he ended up with was nothing short of incredible - not only because no one had ever made a 3G Eclipse that fast before - but because Rob Faust admittedly had never turned a wrench before he started this project.  

I guess where there's a will, there's a way!
 
So sit back and enjoy as Don Ford captures Rob Faust's story from the beginning.

And make sure to check out more photos and videos of Rob's car when you get a chance on his Piston Republic vehicle profile: Voodoo262's 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse

 

 
 

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Featured Vehicle

2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Engine

Liters: 2.4

Cyliders: 4

Vehicle Category

Hatchback

Performance

0-60: 4.9 seconds

1/4 Mile: 12.56 seconds @ 111.56 mph

Top Speed: 162 mph


Horsepower: 310 @ 5800 rpm

Torque: 290 @ 4500 rpm


Transmission: Manual (MT)

Weight: 2965

Appearance

Exterior Color: Red

Interior Color: Gray

History

Mileage: 56000

Ownership: Previously Owned

Overview

3G Eclipse 2.4L turbo with coilovers, AEM EMS, and Wavetrac LSD