September 26, 2022

The brand new, rebooted Pimp My Trip kicks issues off with Kieran Dodds’ Mitsubishi GTO, and we’re pleasantly shocked by the outcomes. Watch the primary episode beneath! 

We’ve all been in Kieran’s place. The 20-year-old warehouse operative had sunk each spare penny he had into this mission automotive, however the checklist of jobs appeared unending. That stated, even when issues are wanting determined, it takes a particular sort of bravery at hand over your pleasure and pleasure to a actuality TV present.

Fortunately, the leap of religion appears to have paid off, as in contrast to many Pimp My Trip builds prior to now, this Mitsubishi GTO seems to have been spared its dignity.

Whereas the likes of West Coast Customs have been usually responsible of some completely weird mods prior to now, the present’s new line-up of mechanics at Wrench Studios have turned this automotive round for the higher.

One of many foremost criticisms that many fans had with the earlier incarnation of the present was that the automobiles hardly ever obtained any form of mechanical consideration. On this rebooted Pimp My Trip sequence, although, that seems to be removed from the case.

For a begin, the Mitsubishi GTO has undergone a full engine swap. The drained commonplace unit has been swapped out for a totally restored twin-turbocharged variant, as you’d’ve discovered inside the UK-spec Mitsubishi 3000GT. Not solely will this have added a couple of extra years onto the automotive’s lifespan, it’s additionally added an additional 60-odd horsepower.

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The Mitsubishi's new engine fitted by rebooted Pimp My Ride series

To go together with the brand new engine, contemporary efficiency air filters and an upgraded exhaust have been fitted, whereas the transmission obtained a much-needed overhaul too.

Kieran had already fitted a set of adjustable BC coilovers, however the guys at Wrench have taken this a step additional by tuning the damper settings and night out the trip peak.

It wouldn’t be rebooted Pimp My Trip with out some visible mods to go together with the work beneath the bonnet although, and in equity, this GTO did want a little bit of a spruce up. Gone is the purple wrap, in favour of a contemporary ‘again to reveal metallic’ respray. Apparently the paintwork is Ruby Purple, however we’d say it’s extra of a pink. Simply us?

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The Mitsubishi's fresh new look provided by the rebooted Pimp My Ride series

Previous to the respray, additional tremendous exterior particulars have been attended to. For instance, the roof panel was changed by an OEM sunroof, and the rear wing was swapped out for an authentic electronically powered different.

As for the within, effectively that is maybe probably the most controversial factor of the automotive. The brand new two-tone upholstery has been accomplished to a great commonplace, however the cream and pink combo received’t be everybody’s cup of tea. Neither will the Alcantara steering wheel.

The rebooted Pimp My Trip sequence as stayed true to its roots, as there’s the compulsory tech-packed boot construct too. A big TV with Chromecast and HDMI connectivity permits Kieran to deliver a cinema with him for any event, however hey, at the least it’s no barbeque or aquarium.


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Rebooted Pimp My Ride equipped the Mitsubishi with a custom interior.

One factor that’s undoubtedly a plus although, is that spotlight paid to the sound system. Along with a brand new multi-speaker, sub and amp set-up, the GTO has additionally been given a contemporary head unit with smartphone mirroring capabilities.

General then, this construct ought to depart automotive fans pleasantly shocked, at the least by Pimp My Trip requirements. Nonetheless, with a quite much less critical automotive solid scheduled for the rest of the sequence, count on the builds to get a bit extra… on the market.