Wicked Little Sleeper: This 4G63-Swapped Eagle Summit Beats Up On A Nissan GT-R And A Viper


Wicked Little Sleeper: This 4G63-Swapped Eagle Summit Beats Up On A Nissan GT-R And A Viper

Am I being a little bit evil in saying that the Eagle Summit wagon/van thing was a dumpy little car? Nope. From first sight, there was no way that the Mitsubishi Colt copy was anything but a tiny four-cylinder placeholder in Eagle’s tiny lineup, another captive import sourced from Chrysler’s cozy relationship with the Japanese automaker. Easily outgunned in the lineup by the Eclipse-based Talon and the LH-platform Vision, the Summit was instantly forgettable…though, we doubt that the drivers of the Nissan GT-R and Dodge Viper in this video are going to forget the spanking that this little speck of 1990s blandness just handed them. The key to the fun of this sleeper is the 4G63T turbocharged four cylinder that is found in hot Eclipse/Talons and Evolutions through 2006. If you know what a fast Evo can do, then you have a really good idea what it can do in a car that might weigh in at 2,200 pounds on a good day. Be honest: if you could pull the sleeper stunt everywhere you went this convincingly, wouldn’t you? With the old children’s soccer magnet on the hatch and a set of Volks, this Summit looks more like some ratty teenager’s car, not the kind of ride you use to flip both middle fingers to two of the most competent street cars ever sold!


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6 thoughts on “Wicked Little Sleeper: This 4G63-Swapped Eagle Summit Beats Up On A Nissan GT-R And A Viper

  1. Danno

    Agree with Steve. While the Summit is quick at a 12.4 1/4 mile there is no way this little POS would have beaten either of these cars if the other drivers had even a slightest clue how to drive their cars

  2. HotRodPop

    We three agree! Back in the day, I stomped a ’71 Chevelle SS 454 with a ’70 Dart Swinger packin’ a 318 (granted, it had a 4-barrel swap, but… C’MON!). Boy didn’t know his ass from a pork chop!

  3. Leon

    Beating GTR, was a matter of “knowing your opponent”. Access Port tuned GTRs would sometimes go into “safe mode” if they stay too long long on their two-step.

    Knowing this, makes them venerable to “stage genes”, if you know what you are doing 😉

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