Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer

If someone tries to see you a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X , make sure they’ll take your unicorn in trade. Mitsubishi announced that since there are still plenty of Lancer Evolutions from the 2008 model year still available, there will be no 2009 model.

According to Mitsubishi spokeswomen Christine Jew, there were no changes planned for a 2009 Evo, and there is enough inventory to last until the 2010 model is released later this year. This is also not yet a sign that the Evo is in danger. Mitsubishi says the model’s sales were up 50.9% for 2008.

Ings, the Japanese tuner, revealed new images of the Lancer Evolution X N-Spec car. It gets a new front bumper with new canards, brake ducts, and intercooler shrouds. It also features a Z-Power adjustable carbon rear wing. This is more than just vanity, but a body kit built for functionality.

There are no featured performance upgrades in this package, but Ings already offers other suspension, exhaust and braking modifications for the Evo X. We have no information yet on pricing, but if anything interesting comes up we’ll pass it along.

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

Good news for hatchback fans, sorta. The long awaited by few Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback will only come in top of the line Ralliart and GTS trim levels in the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency has only certified the top two engine choices of the five-tier Lancer family to be dropped into the five-door car. This is not a bad idea considering hatchback are not always popular in the U.S., especially cheap/slow ones.

Just like the sedan, the Sportback GTS will get a DOHC 2.4-liter four-cylinder making 168 hp, with a choice of five-speed manual (EPA rated at 20/27 mpg) or CVT (21/27 mpg). The Ralliart version will get a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder making 237 hp and rated at 17/25 mpg. It also comes with a six-speed TC-SST paddle sift transmission and all-wheel drive.

Source: Inside Line

From the ‘It’s Better in Europe’ file comes the Mitsubishi Evo X FQ-400. While the hottest Mitsubishi Evo model on the U.S. market is the 291 hp Evo X MR , Mitsubishi U.K. has been making some serious improvements for the home market. For the last three generations of the Lancer Evo models, Mitsubishi U.K. has offered various models known as "FQ" (rumored to stand for F***ing Quick), and the FQ400 is the fastest of them all.

Mitsubishi Evo X FQ-400

Mitsu teamed up with ADR Motorsport to tweak the standard 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine. It’s boosted with revised ECU programming and a new exhaust to produce around 405bhp. The peak torque will be 400lb ft. The car gets new cooling intakes and vents, including a larger bonnet (hood) intake and cooling slots for the rear brakes, upgraded brakes, six-pot calipers at the front, and new 18-inch alloy wheels. The 0 to 60 time is expected to be about 3.5 seconds.

Price? Between £45,000 and £50,000 (about $67,000 to $74,000), but you don’t need to concern yourself with that. Since it’s not available in the U.S., it only hurts to think about it. Maybe a 305 hp Subaru Imprza WRX STI may help ease the pain?

Source: AutoCar

Back in August , we got a first look at Mitsubishi’s off-road racing version of the Lancer. Now Mitsubishi will be putting it to the test with a debut at Portugal’s Baja Portalegre beginning on October 30th and running through November 2nd.

Like the VW Touareg 2 off road racer we saw earlier this week, the Mitsu will use diesel power. The Racing Lancer is powered by a 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine that delivers a maximum power of more than 280hp. The car features a fully-integrated multi-tubular steel frame, lowered positioning of the fuel tank for a lower overall center of gravity, and Brembo brakes with 16-inch ventilated discs and six-piston calipers all around.

As much as you may want to bring this car to hunting camp this winter, don’t bother even trying to pick one up at your neighborhood Mitsubishi dealer.

Press release after the jump.

Mitsubishi may be adding new power to the Lancer Evo X line. It seems that Mitsubishi has approved plans to build a new range-topping model called the FQ400 next year. It should produce around 400-hp by utilizing a new turbocharger, exhaust manifold, a revised ECU and fuel system. Power like that should be good for a 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3.5 seconds and top speed of around 170 mph./p>

No other details are available yet, but pricing should start around $79,015.

Source: Egmcartech

Mitsubishi revealed today on the Japanese market the special edition Lancer EVO X GSR Premium Edition. The model sits above both RS and GSR models and comes with 18-inch BBS alloy wheels, lighter than the standard Enkei ones that come with the GSR, while the hood scoops are painted in the same color as the body.

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X GSR Premium

On the interior the GSR Premium features leather seats, the Rockford Fosgate multimedia system, a satellite navigation system. The car comes equipped with the Twin Clutch-SST gearbox.

The car is now on sale in Japan at a price of 4,798,500 Yen ($48,250 US) 5-speed manual version and 5,050,000 Yen ($50,785 US) for the Twin Clutch-SST version.

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The Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X represents the ultimate street car. With its 2.0-liter engine the car has 295 hp and is a rival for many expensive sport cars, like the BMW 335d Coupe . After first showing its customized Nissan GT-R , Toyo Tires, unveiled today the new Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X that will be present this year at the SEMA Show. The new car is built by Vivid Racing and includes a completely new body kit but also a modified engine developing 650 hp. More details when the vehicle will be officially unveiled.

Mitsubishi launched today the Lancer Evolution X Police Edition, because after all if the kids you’re chasing have them, why can’t you. All the company revealed are the images of the car and no specifications, but the photos show the car in the London Metro Police’s colors (London has been rumored to be testing 2.0-liter diesel Lancers.) So maybe we should say "watch out baddies."

The police edition is truly just an Evo X with a light bar. It’s powered by the same turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC MIVEC (likely 300 hp) unit used used in the standard Lancer Evolution X. The car is also loaded with the Evo X’s S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) vehicle dynamics control system and the newly developed, power-efficient Twin Clutch SST (Sport Shift Transmission).

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