1998 Eagle Talon TSi Turbo - Photo by PJTierney
The Eagle Talon is both a great performer and one of the best results of an unlikely partnership between Chrysler Corporation and Mitsubishi. Built in the “Diamond Star” plant (the name comes from combining the Chrysler Pentastar with the Mitsubishi triple-diamond logo) in the United States, the Talon and its cousins—the Mitsubishi Eclipse and the Plymouth Laser—were all the products of joint development. With unique styling, this second-generation Talon may have be the best-looking of the Diamond Stars, with the contrasting black “cockpit” style roof paint and a sporty rear wing. Looks aren’t the only thing the Talon has going for it, as the rally-inspired (and competition-tested) combination of a high-output turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive mean the Talon can provide ample thrills on any surface. It also has the distinction of being the very last Eagle car ever sold, making it an item of interest for future collectors, or anyone looking to experience a unique and high-performing car.