It’s not uncommon to see first and second-generation DSM Eagle Talons and Mitsubishi Eclipses in the 9s, but usually they are hitting those numbers while running the same 4G63 2.0-liter turbo that came with the car. What makes this Eclipse captured by YouTube user BigKelib34 at the Holley LS Fest in Bowling Green, Kentucky different is it’s hiding a 370 cubic-inch (6.2-liter) iron block LS engine beneath its unassuming Japanese bodywork.
The 370 LS block has LS3 heads and an LS3 intake as well as the stock injectors from an LS3, according to LSXTV. It also has a 92mm Nick Williams throttle body and a 150 shot of Nitrous from an unknown brand. The owner/builder/driver says the car has never been on the dyno so he doesn’t know how much power it’s making, but the 9-second pass it lays down speaks volumes in itself.
First the Eclipse makes a solid 10.521 second pass at 119.30 miles per hour, followed by a quicker 10.092 second run at 132.41 miles per hour. Finally it brakes the 9-second barrier, clocking in a 9.702 second pass at 138.41 miles per hour. Check it out in the video below.