22. Mitsubishi Starion
Back in the mid-1980s, turbocharging was the most popular way of upgrading engine power. And most Japanese manufacturers were active in that field. So one of the characteristic coupes was the Starion that Mitsubishi produced. They also sold it as the Chrysler Conquest, thanks to a cooperation agreement between these two companies. And with pop-up headlights and bulged fenders in the TSI version, the Starion was an example of classic 1980s styling. Under the hood, there are several four-cylinder engines, but you should look for the 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 155 HP. In stock form, the performance is not that great by today’s standards.
However, in 1986, the Starion was a decent performer. But today, due to the availability of modern turbocharging components, drivers can transform the Starion into a rapid machine. In fact, they can even double the original power with a few simple mods. Fortunately, the Starion is a forgotten model, so the prices are low. This car is a great choice for anybody looking for an obscure ’80s coupe with super performance potential.