Large, sharp bumps can jolt occupants, though the solid structure lessens apparent harshness. Unlike with the previous year’s «F2» model, this time no dealer-supplied art-book was supplied. The «F2» was discontinued and the new «F2 Evolution» effectively replaced it. The front carpet mats were inlaid with silver-coloured circular «Coupe F2 Evolution» badges. From 1997 to 1999 The Tiburon was offered with a 5-speed manual transmission standard, while a 4-speed automatic w/ overdrive was optional. The mechanical changes were limited to the camshaft and exhaust improvements.
The V6 model adds 17 inch alloy wheels, cruise control, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution, leather trim, a rear spoiler and as already mentioned, six speeds in the manual. To most eyes, the Tiburon represents a huge improvement in styling over the previous FX/SX Coupe. Engine noise intrudes under full power, and 17-inch tires generate lots of road roar. The performance of the TSIII remained the same as the SIII. This is the last model made. Base models and GT V6 automatics rode on 16-inch tires, versus 17-inch for the GT V6 manual models. There’s a large left footrest and the dash and control layout is straightforward. In common with most Coupes, the Tiburon is not an easy car to reverse park due to vision restrictions. Two Tiburon models are available; a standard model with a 2.0 litre four cylinder engine and the Tiburon V6, which has a 2.7 litre DOHC multi-valve V6 engine under its bonnet.
Tuscani models had all the upgrades being the «Elite» model with separate badging to set it apart from all other models. Версии GT V6 с 6-ст МКПП внешне можно было отличить по высокому спойлеру на багажнике, а также увеличенной в длине ручке переключения передач. Существовали различные варианты, с или без ABS, 2-мя подушки безопасности, кожей, люком на крыше. The front carpet mats were inlaid with rectangular silver-coloured «Coupe F2» badges. These wheels were fitted with carbon-fibre effect centre-caps incorporating the «F2» logo within.