The Mitsubishi Colt has gone all funky with the launch of two special edition Black Hawk models.

Both are based on three-door versions of Mitsubishi’s funky hatch, the distinctive Black Hawk styling provides two silver stripes running from front-to-back, over the centre of the bonnet, roof and tailgate, plus privacy-glass fitted to the side and rear windows.

The basic Colt Black Hawk features a nippy 1124cc three-cylinder, 12-valve, DOHC engine, which delivers 50mpg an insurance group rating of just 3E. It gets 16in alloys, surrounded by chunky low-profile 205/45 tyres.

The Black Hawk CZT is the thoroughbred, with a turbo-charged 1468cc unit that can crack open 62mph in just 7.2 seconds and deliver a top-speed of 132mph.

As well as featuring all of the equipment levels offered with the top of-the-range Colt: sports seats, rear tailgate spoiler, front fog lamps, sports grille, disc brakes all round and a six-speaker CD/radio with steering wheel remote controls, the Black Hawk CZT is also fitted with a set of 17in rims.

Just 400 Colt Black Hawks have been produced, with prices ranging from £8021 to £8616 for models fitted with air-con. The CZT version is priced at a rather hefty £13,026 but with only 200 made, that could be a decent investment.