Mitsubishi HSR
ManufacturerMitsubishi Motors
DesignerAkinori Nakanishi
Body and chassis
ClassConcept car
Body style2-door coupe
2-door roadster

The Mitsubishi HSR (Highly Sophisticated-transport Research)[1] is a range of concept cars exhibited by Mitsubishi Motors through the late 1980s and 1990s. There were six distinct iterations of the vehicle released biannually to coincide with the Tokyo Motor Show, with each model after the original identified by a Roman numeral suffixed to the name. The meaning of the acronym varied over the years. The first iteration meant Hi-speed Running Research, the second Hi-Sophisticated Research, and the third Human Science Research.[2]



  1. ^ a b "Mitsubishi Motors 32nd Tokyo Motor Show Exhibits" Archived 2009-11-18 at the Wayback Machine, Mitsubishi Motors press release, October 15, 1997
  2. ^ Technical Information: Mitsubishi HSR-III, Tokyo, Japan: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, 1991, p. 17
  3. ^ 1987 The 27th Tokyo Motor Show (1987 . 10/29 - 11/9) Archived 2006-11-21 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ 1989 Mitsubishi HSR II Archived 2006-10-28 at the Wayback Machine,
  5. ^ "The 29th Tokyo Motor Show (1991 . 10/25 - 11/8)" Archived 2006-11-21 at the Wayback Machine,
  6. ^ Technical Information: Mitsubishi HSR-III, p. 7
  7. ^ Technical Information: Mitsubishi HSR-III, p. 16
  8. ^ "Japanese makers show off practical vehicles", Kevin Clemens, Ward's Auto World, November 1993
  9. ^ Coverage of Mitsubishi exhibits at European Motor Shows,