Mitsubishi hasn’t had a major piece of the European market in years, but the Japanese brand is still churning out models there. It’s recent one, though, just may be what the company needs to get Europeans’ attention. Just for the UK market, Mitsubishi is unveiling the Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR Special Edition in time to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary in the UK.
Even if Mitsubishi has struggled to gain some traction in the business, the one model that has been its gleaming beacon of hope has been the Lancer Evolution X . So its no surprise that when it came time to celebrate something special, Mitsubishi tapped its pride and joy to do so with.
The Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR Special Edition comes with a modest amount of cosmetic changes. Outside, bi-xenon headlights, front fog lamps, new wiper blades, and a set of 18-inch, forged BBS alloy wheels are the only thing you’re getting.
Inside, there’s a few more new additions, none fancier than the Recaro-branded leather bucket seats and the Rockford Fosgate premium audio system with an SD card-based music server. That should make it a sweet deal for audiophiles across the pond.
The biggest upgrades, though, come under the hood, which has more than enough to justify why the car has been priced at a pretty steep £50,000, which is about $82,900.
Click past the jump to read more about the engine upgrades on the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR in detail
The biggest upgrade for this special-edition Evo X is the massive performance upgrade Mitsubishi put into the car. Whereas its stock 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine is capable of producing 291 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque, Mitsubishi added an HKS turbo pack, a new Janspeed exhaust system with a high-flow sports catalytic convertor, and a bespoke ECU remap to increase the output to a staggering 440 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 412 pound-feet of torque at 3,100 rpm.
Other technical upgrades include a new six-speed twin clutch Sports Shift Transmission (SST), a Janspeed tubular manifold, a motorsport specification high-flow fuel injectors, Eibach coil springs, and an Alcon braking system.
Mitsubishi Motors in the UK is pleased to announce details of the forthcoming Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR special edition which is making an historic return to help celebrate the company’s 40th Anniversary in the UK.
The Lancer Evolution X has already achieved legendary status thanks to its past rallying successes and this special edition will help push the boundaries even further with more power than ever before.
Bespoke engine ECU re-map developing 440bhp at 6,800rpm and 412 lb.ft at 3,100rpm
Janspeed exhaust system with a high-flow sports catalytic convertor
6 Speed Twin Clutch Sports Shift Transmission (SST)
Janspeed intake & intercooler piping kit
Janspeed tubular manifold
Motorsport specification high-flow fuel injectors
Alcon front braking system – 6 pot mono-block front calipers with floating disc and bell assembly
Alcon rear caliper with floating disc and bell assembly
Front suspension lowered by 35mm 
Rear suspension lowered by 30mm 
Eibach coil springs
Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) with full time 4WD system
Keyless Operation System (KOS) with push button start
CAT 1 approved alarm immobiliser
Forged 18” BBS alloy wheels
Bi-xenon headlights with adaptive front-lighting system (AFS)
Front fog lamps
PIAA motorsport silicone windscreen wiper blades
Recaro branded leather bucket seats
Rockford Fosgate premium audio with SD card based music server – 8 speakers + subwoofer
Leather sports steering wheel with audio and cruise controls
SD Card based Navigation system with 7-inch LCD touch screen
Airbags – dual front, side, curtain and driver’s knee SRS airbags
Bluetooth handsfree system with music streaming
High contrast LCD Display
All vehicles will be fitted with a data recorder which is connected through the On-board diagnostic (OBD) system. This will record details such as driving style, performance, vehicle diagnostics, and present location. Details of the data will be available to both CCC and the registered owner of the vehicle. The fitment of, and reporting of data from this device is a condition of the vehicle warranty. A three year subscription to the service is included in the vehicle price.
Lancer Evolution will only be available in Frost White (W37)
QG5 Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR will be priced £50,000