• May 18, 2007

Click image for gallery of the Colt Black Hawk CZT


When we hear the words "Black Hawk," we immediately think of helicopters being built at the Sikorsky plant in Stratford, CT. In the UK, however, that moniker is being applied to a pair of special edition Mitsubishi Colt 3-door hatchbacks with sporting pretensions. Both cars get decked out in black paint with double racing stripes plus privacy glass.

The lower-end Colt Black Hawk is more of a show pony. It wears 16" alloys and is powered by an economical 1.1L 74-horsepower 3-cylinder that gets over 41mpg in the combined cycle. Higher performance is available in the better-equipped Colt Black Hawk CZT, which sports a 147-horsepower 1.5L turbo four capable of delivering a 0-60 time of around seven seconds and a 132 mph top speed. There's not much of a penalty in terms of fuel consumption, either. The CZT, despite its larger engine and additional power, still gets a respectable 34.5 mpg combined.

In addition to the bigger engine, the CZT sports features like exclusive 17" alloys, fog lamps, sport seats, 4-wheel disc brakes, and a CD player. The Black Hawk is limited to 400 cars, and the Black Hawk CZT will be rarer still, with just 200 cars being offered. UK pricing can be found in the press release after the jump.

[Source: Mitsubishi Motors UK]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      this black hawk looks ok, but doesnt compare to the likes of corsa or swift
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dodge Colt would make sense - the Colt's platform brother Smart Fortwo isn't made anymore, so the Nedcar factory could use making Dodges.

      The 75hp three cylinder is a true gem. Sounds completely awesome, revs happily and gets 40+ mpg in real life.
      • 7 Years Ago
      the colt seems to be becomming the mustang of the non-american world..look at all these special editions!!which rock!!
      the next colt (i think like 2010) is definately goin to be in the us, seeing that toyota and honda have the yaris and fit, and nissan the versa..bringing this one would still be a good idea, But i dont know what goes on in the heads of mitsubishi (get it, the 'heads', i crack mysrlf up)

      ps, i think a dodge colt is the last thing on cerebrus' mind..chrystler's been involved in too many bad partnerships, whether they were the cause of it (like in mitsu's case) or like the recent daimler disaster
      • 7 Years Ago
      David,Sorry, man. Blame Mitsubishi for ganking the Black Hawk name. :)

      At least you guys build cool stuff at your job -- like the Sea Stallion that felt like it was gonna shake my house off its foundation when it flew over earlier this week...
      • 7 Years Ago
      i digg it, Mitsubishi should sell it here in the US. it will be a great addition to the Lancer and Outlander. The i keicar should also market here, that is a great little car!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man, I like this. I like it better than the Ford Fiesta.

      Screw the Chinese; the new Chrysler should reconnect with its old partner Mitsubishi and use stuff like this instead of the Chinese crap. Mitsubishi's starting to come around--might help out both of them.

      Dodge Colt? Hmmm...
      • 7 Years Ago
      autoblog needs to be broken up into domestic and international sections because it's so frustrating to see all these cool cars that I will never have the choice of buying, seeing, or driving.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Alex,

      Yeah the 53 is a badass piece of equipment. I can't wait to see it in Transformers this summer as Blackout.

      I seriously wonder how long it'll be until either the Army or Sikorsky sues Mitsubishi over the name.