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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE

Mitsubishi has added a new special edition to their Lancer Evolution X line-up. Called the SE, the new model will go on sale in the fall of 2010 and will be placed between the MR and GSR models.

The new Lancer Evolution SE gets an ultra-high performance suspension package, two-piece Brembo front brake rotors with remarkable stopping power, and Mitsubishi’s lightning-fast Twin Clutch-Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST). It was also receive a small, less conspicuous lip spoiler. The exterior will be distinguished by brightly illuminating HID headlights and a choice of four colors - Graphite Gray, Wicked White, Phantom Black, and Octane Blue. On the interior it gets heated cloth RECARO seats and exclusive "SE" badging to round out the Lancer Evolution SE’s unique packaging.

Under the hood there will be an all-aluminum 291-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged and intercooled engine mated to a six speed dual clutch TC-SST gearbox, which allows the driver to choose between three modes: Normal, Sport, and Super-Sport.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Automotive media and car enthusiasts the world over have long considered the Lancer Evolution to be one of the best - if not the greatest - 4-door sports sedan of all time. Landing at dealer showrooms in Fall of 2010, the motoring masses will be able to welcome a new member to Mitsubishi Motor’s awe-inspiring family.

Slotting between the Lancer Evolution GSR and the top-flight MR Touring models is the exciting all-new limited edition 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE - the SE standing for "Special Edition," which borrows many of the best features from both models to create what may be the ultimate Evolution.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE

Key performance components carried over from the top-of-the-line MR edition to the SE version include the ultra-high performance suspension package that employs Eibach springs and Bilstein shock absorbers, two-piece Brembo front brake rotors with remarkable stopping power and Mitsubishi’s lightning-fast Twin Clutch-Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST) that allows for split-second gear shifts via either steering wheel paddle shifters or the shift lever without a clutch pedal.

Gone are the small (GSR) and large (MR) wings atop the rear deck lid; like the MR touring model, the new Evo SE makes use of a small, less conspicuous lip spoiler. Other highlights include brightly illuminating HID headlights and a choice of four colors - Graphite Gray, Wicked White, Phantom Black and Octane Blue.

Heated cloth RECARO seats and exclusive "SE" badging round out the Lancer Evolution SE’s unique packaging, one that provides a very high degree of speed and agility in a visually more discreet and affordable package.

While remaining true to the core values that have made the Lancer Evolution synonymous with thrilling performance, the next-generation 2010 model offers new premium features and user technology options for a more refined driving experience.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE

The 2010 Lancer Evolution showcases the latest performance and handling technology, including an all-aluminum 291-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged and intercooled engine and the Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) dynamic handling system. S-AWC regulates the drive torque at each wheel by controlling a network of advanced dynamic handling technologies including Active Center Differential (ACD) 4-wheel-drive, Active Yaw Control (AYC) rear differential, Active Stability Control (ASC) and sport ABS brakes. A helical gear-type limited-slip front differential is used.

The 4B11 DOHC in line 4-cylinder engine, based on a reinforced cast-aluminum cylinder block, employs a direct-acting valvetrain for reduced weight and MIVEC variable valve timing is used on both the intake and exhaust camshafts. The rear-located (firewall side) stainless steel exhaust manifold helps improve overall weight distribution.

A shark-nosed front end inspired by jet fighter air intakes, a distinct wedge-like profile, and crisp and taut lines highlight the Lancer Evolution’s signature face and profile. New for 2010 are updated larger side air dams, tail lamps with black extensions and a short pole 200 mm antenna. Its unique front end, aggressively sloping hood with integral air scoop and engine heat outlets, boxed fenders and 18-inch wheels impart the Lancer Evolution with the look of the street-wise sports machine.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE

The Lancer Evolution features its own distinct suspension system, including inverted struts in front and a rear multi-link configuration, with numerous forged aluminum components to help reduce unsprung weight. The 18 x 8.5-inch wheels (Enkei cast-alloy on the GSR and BBS forged-alloy on the MR) are shod with large (245/40R18) tarmac-grabbing Yokohama ADVAN asymmetrical performance tires at all four corners.

Adding a dash of even more comfort and civility, the 2010 Lancer Evolution features many new revisions for improved everyday driving. A new high-contrast multi-color LCD instrument meter enhances visibility while a leather-clad parking brake lever with chrome release button adds a premium touch. The MR model receives an additional premium touch - Phantom Black interior accents.

Reflecting the tastes of the ever-broadening Evolution customer base, a hands-free Bluetooth cell phone interface system is now standard as well as an MP3 auxiliary input jack for all models, while available User technologies include a Rockford Fosgate audio and navigation system with music server.

Standard safety features include an advanced dual front air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with occupant sensors, standard front seat-mounted side-impact air bags and side curtain air bags, plus a driver’s knee airbag.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE

Three other Lancer Evolution models will be offered in the U.S. for 2010: the GSR with a five speed manual transmission; the Lancer Evolution MR that is equipped with a 6-speed Twin-Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST) - an automated manual transmission with magnesium steering wheel shifter paddles and a console shifter - Bilstein shock absorbers and Eibach springs, two-piece Brembo front brake rotors, BBS forged-alloy wheels and HID headlamps; and the MR Touring model, more comfortably equipped for everyday use with a power glass sunroof, leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, rear lip spoiler, insulated front windshield glass and improved sound insulation.



16 comments:

A lot of features are added on the Lancer Evo SE. The technologies like hands-free Bluetooth cell phone interface system and many more. Other safety features like front air bag restraint system with sensors and side-curtain air bags are additional style.

Maybe, it is much better if they use a light color on its exterior than to that body paint, and I am really hoping that it would also have an impressive interior and even a speed performance.

This Evolution SE of Mitsubishi is really looks so luxurious and classy on its sleek body paint, but I wonder if what will be the interior of this will look like and even on its figure performance.

The glossy paint that they used gives that classy and sophisticated looks on this though the platform is so ordinary, but the car lines that it had gives some beauty and uniqueness on it.

I just remember the car that was used by Paul Walker for the first installment of the movie Fast and the Furious. This car has boost its power using the NOS. Well, I just wonder if this car would run faster in real life.

It doesn’t matter whether it has with or without wings. I surely love to see this evo on the streets. For me, I would prefer it in black color. And I like the color combination of headlights: Graphite Gray, Wicked White, Phantom Black and Octane Blue.

I’ve been looking forward for the Evolution SE last year, Seemed that it actually made my day seeing it here. Usually what I don’t like in Mitsubishi is its interiors but this one is very improving.

Aside from the color, I don’t like those rims. I find it kind of heavy. I think it’s better of that they considered it as a coupe or muscle car instead of sports car. 

total evolution in terms of the engine but i don’t like design and the color of this car! And i think its much better if they didn’t make it full black!

Does the Evo really compete with the 335i? Both have similar power outputs, prices (depends), and the 335i can be AWD and all that stuff but the interiors are very different, and the BMW is luxury and the Mitsubishi, not so much.

This is what we called “the ultimate evolution.” It has no wings in the back unlike the Evos that’s why it looks a bit understated.

I don’t like it, I love it.. but it would be better if they include a vortex generator and Racing Spoiler.

i doubt that, evo is more aggressive without the spoilers.

huh why in the world did they removed the Signature Rear Spoiler? to be honest it gives some aggressiveness to the evo.

but why did they removed the spoiler? for sure it can catch a lot of sways when running on top speed.

they even enhaced the (TC-SST) to give their owner more advantage on acceleration.

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