Updated: 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe and Spyder

Updated: 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe and Spyder

Updated with high-res images.

Images of Mitsubishi’s 2009 model year Eclipse range have turned up just days before the official release of the car at this week’s Chicago Auto Show. The biggest update for the car is the new front end, which sports a revised bumper styled similarly to the flagship Evo Lancer, as well as a new rear bumper complete with an integrated diffuser.

Mechanical updates consist of a new dual exhaust system for the 3.8L V6 motor, which boosts power up to 265hp and torque up to 262lb-ft. The car comes standard with a six-speed manual gearbox or an optional Sportronic five-speed self-shifter with pseudo manual control.

The performance Eclipse GT now comes standard with stability control, ventilated disc brakes with ABS and a large rear spoiler. Stay tuned for all the official information and high-res images from the Chicago Show.