Somewhat controversially, Mitsubishi decided to revive the Eclipse name by slapping it onto a compact crossover. Fortunately, Carscoops reader Enoch Gabriel Gonzales has decided to render a sports car much more fitting of the Eclipse badge which, as you might recall, used to be a sports coupe/convertible.
By taking clear design inspiration from the Eclipse of the mid-1990s, Enoch has been able to create a coupe which is both a fitting homage to the original while also having many design elements needed for a modern-day Mitsubishi.
Up front, the coupe adopts a pair of aggressive headlights with incorporated LED daytime running lamps. Also rather eye-catching are the X-shaped lights embedded into the front bumper which, fittingly, has a subtle interpretation of the dynamic shield fascia present on current Mitsubishi models.
The rear is also a refreshing mix of retro and modern styling. Like the original Eclipse, the taillights feature prominent bulbs and sit either side of a large ‘Eclipse’ badge, while there are also quad tailpipes and a blacked-out diffuser.
Despite once being an enthusiast’s brand, Mitsubishi’s philosophy has changed drastically in recent years and is now focused almost exclusively on producing SUVs and crossovers. But while we can live with the automaker using the Eclipse name for an SUV, its decision late last year to dub an electric crossover concept the E-Evolution borders on heresy for those who remember the Evo rally homologation special and its multiple generations.