A New Mitsubishi Lancer EVO Isn’t Happening, But In Another Dimension, This Is What It Looks Like
We’re still hoping that Mitsubishi has plans to revive the Lancer in sedan formby Tudor Rus, on
Looking at the recent industry trends, the Lancer nameplate has more chances of being brought back as a crossover/SUV than in a continuation of a legendary lineage of cars. For the time being, the Mitsubishi Lancer is not making a comeback in any form, but we’d love it if it looked like this.
It’s again Rain Prisk that delights the eye with one of his renders. This one explores the visual avenues of a potential new-generation Lancer Evolution. You’ve got angular headlights, a mean face, sportier spoilers and side skirts, as well as an Evo-style rear wing.
There’s obviously enough Mitsu Lancer Evo DNA in this render to get us excited, but the cruel reality is that Mitsubishi’s attention sits with SUVs and crossovers these days.
The last Mitsubishi Lancer Evo was the 2015 Lancer Evolution Final Edition which came with at $40,000 sticker price in the US. Its 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged 4B11 engine cranked up 303 horsepower and received aluminum front fenders, hood, and roof.
Power went to the wheels via five-speed manual transmission with enough efficiency to allow a 0-60 mph sprint time of just 4.4 seconds, according to Car and Driver’s independent tests. Torque came in at 305 pound-feet unlocked at 4,000 rpm and together with power, did a good job in making buyers forget about the cheap interior and the lack of a navigation system and backup camera.
|Engine||2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged 4B11|
|Torque||305 LB-FT @ 4,000 RPM|
|0 to 60 mph||4.4 seconds|
Technicalities aside, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo is also tied to a monumental name in rally racing and racing in general: Tommi Makinen, who secured WRC drivers’ championships four years in a row, between 1996 and 1999 behind the wheel of four Lancer Evo generations: III, IV, V, and VI.
Source: Rain Prisk