Misato's Car is a Renault Alpine A, a French-made rear engined sports car that was in production from to It's most likely that the model Misato drives is the VE series in production between to It originally came equipped with a 1. Another possibility is an A from circaAlpine A310 1971-1984 Banner Power Bull 62Ah Battery Electrical Replacement Part V6 Series 1 Rrplacement 2 in production between to Alpins A V6 Series 1 and Series 2 cars were restyled by Robert Opron and had separate compartments for its left and right front headlamps, larger fender flares and lacked the inlets on the left and right of the front storage compartment, while Misato's car had the older smaller flared fenders, the original headlamp assembly that was continuous and the 2 inlets.
However, the production drawings for her car label it as A301 Custom which doesn't designate any kind of body type, but it clearly had the styling of the older body types of the 4 cylinder A's, regardless of what was under its hood. Aside from the misplacement of the inlets on either side of the front storage compartment, there are a few other differences between Misato's car and the original A Every A ever made had the steering wheel on the left hand side, but it's possible to fairly easily modify the column to the right hand side since the engine and components are in the rear of the car.
Another major difference is that apparently, Misato's car is an electric. There is a shot from Episode 01 of the back seat filled with batteries and Misato says that they needed a working car. Another difference is the shifter on Misato's A, which looks to be a sequential shifter, whereas the original A's had manual 5 speeds manual 4 speeds on some of the V6 Series 1's.
It's possible the transmission was swapped to a more modern one when the car was modified from a left side driver to a right side driver. The Mazda Cosmo series of sport coupes went through 4 generations of production from towith drastic changes in both body styling and specs.
The car that Misato drives Alpine A310 1971-1984 Banner Power Bull 62Ah Battery Electrical Replacement Part Evangelion 2. The Alpine A310 1971-1984 Banner Power Bull 62Ah Battery Electrical Replacement Part Cosmo s uses a rotary Rsplacement or Wankel Alpina B7 E12 E24 E28 1978-1988 Bosch S4 Battery 74Ah Electrical Replace Part and in the movie, you can clearly hear that it is a gasoline burning engine as opposed to her Renault.
It's possible that Hideaki Annobeing a fan, purposely used the Mazda Cosmo as a nod to Return of Ultramanwhere the car Alpine A310 1971-1984 Banner Power Bull 62Ah Battery Electrical Replacement Part often featured.
The details in the movie are so accurate, that even the interior of the car is replicated down to the bolts on Pwoer base of the gear shifter. Misato's Car From EvaWiki. Retrieved from " https: Personal tools Log in. Alpine A310 1971-1984 Banner Power Bull 62Ah Battery Electrical Replacement Part of Misato's A, Note the inlets and the continuous headlamp assembly A picture of an A ve clearly showing the air inlets and a continuous headlamp assembly.
Misato's Mazda Cosmo in Eva Powee.