Mitsubishi’s Concept-X previews the 2007 Lancer Evolution X, to be built on the all-new Lancer/Dodge Caliber platform.
It’s even more aggressive-looking than the current Evo
; the designers point to the massive grille opening and NACA duct on the bonnet as evidence of "the huge quantities of air it draws in." This is a broad hint that the Evo’s new engine will be a fire-breathing turbocharged unit.
Concept-X uses a clutchless six-speed auto-manual transmission with paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. Also hinting at its rally-bred heritage, it has aluminium for the bonnet, bootlid, wings, roof and front and rear door panels to bring the weight - and centre of gravity - right down.