What drives it? A 1,468cc, 16-valve, DOHC 4-cylinder MIVEC Turbo engine, linked to a six-speed Invecs III CVT transmission. How fast is it? According to Autoexpress.co.uk it has a top speed of 210km/h and makes 0-100km/h in around seven seconds. How safe is it? It meets Japan's 2005 standard, which is said to be the equivalent to the Euro NCAP 4 safety rating, and comes with active stability control, electronic brake-force distribution and two SRS airbags. How thirsty is it? Mitsubishi says it drinks 6.4 litres of fuel per 100km on a combined cycle. Hong Kong friendly? No CO2 spew data is available for the Hong Kong car, which is a pity in this day and age. Availability: HK$188,000 from Universal Cars (tel: 2520 0636).