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Video: 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE

Video: 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE

The special edition Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE made its world debut just a few days ago. Now, the GT Channel has put together a promotional video of the car that 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.

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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE

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.

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Subaru STI and Mitsubishi EVO to get new motors

Subaru STI and Mitsubishi EVO to get new motors

Has the world turned upside down? The longtime rally inspired 2011Subaru Impreza STI is going to be offered in a diesel. Even madder is the fact that Mitsubishi is going to be offering theLancer Evolution as a hybrid.

Due in 2012, the next-generation STI will feature a better version of the 2.0-liter turbodiesel offered in the current base Impreza in the United Kingdom. The flat-four layout should mean that the STI could retain its superb handling and agility.

That doesn’t mean that the petrol engines are history. Insiders are reporting that Subaru is working on a downsized four-cylinder, that could be based on the 1.5-liter flat four that is currently used in the base Impreza.

Mitsubishi, on the other hand, is working on a diesel hybrid for the next-generation Lancer Evolution. Mitsubishi hopes that the change will save the Evo from tightening economy and emissions regulations.


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Video: Dodge Viper vs. Mitsubishi Evo 9

Video: Dodge Viper vs. Mitsubishi Evo 9

You might believe that a race between a Dodge Viper and a Mitsubishi Evo 9 is not exactly the most appropriate match-up, but you will be surprised to find out that the Evo 9 did quite well at the Blackhawk farms raceway.

The Dodge Viper is powered by an 8.4 Liter V10 power plant that produces 600 HP and 560 lb-ft of torque that rocket the engine with wheels from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 4 seconds, run the quarter mile in the mid 11 second range before hitting a top speed of 202 MPH.

The Mitsubishi Evo 9 is powered by an all-aluminum 2.0-liter turbocharged/intercooled engine that produces a measly 291hp at 6,500 rpm and 300 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,400 rpm.

Looking at the statistics on paper, one couldn’t even call this a contest. What could the Mitsubishi possibly have on the Viper? Well, we are happy to say that the EVO 9 actually held its own and the race was pretty interesting. Of course, we don’t know what kind of modifications took place under the hood of either one of the two cars, but the race was still fun to watch. We were even treated to some Viper sideways action and a little off course action by the EVO 9. Want to know how the race turned out? Check out the seven minute long video to find out!

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Video: Rally driver crashes his car after fan 'moons' him

Video: Rally driver crashes his car after fan ’moons’ him

One of the things that separates us mortal drivers from the really, really good ones that race cars for a living is their innate ability to completely zone out while they’re behind the wheel of their vehicles. Call it concentration or tunnel vision or whatever kind of description you can think of, these people are paid to drive for a reason.

That being said, rally driver, Mark Tapper, should have known better. While running Rally New Zealand on board his Mitsubishi Lancer, Tapper momentarily lost his concentration when some piss drunk fan decided to give Tapper quite a peep show by pulling down his pants and flashing his posterior for Tapper to behold. Distracted and surprised, Tapper ended up rolling his car and ending his otherwise stellar race.

You should have known better, buddy. Even if somebody pulls down their pants in front of you.

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sport back Edition

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sport back Edition

Since the debut of the Lancer Evolution back in 2006, we have seen the popularity of Mitsubishi’s all wheel drive sports sedan increase, however, it has always maintained the original 4 door sedan platform. This has allowed other automakers, like Subaru and Mazda, the opportunity to introduce a sport back version of their popular sport sedans with very good results. Last year, we saw the introduction of the Evolution MR and were intrigued when a rumor about a sport back version of the Lancer was in the works. With the success of the Lancer RALLIART edition last year, it was only logical for Mitsubishi to develop a Sport back version of the affordable sport sedan to compete in a market that is currently dominated by other Japanese automakers. The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer RALLIART Sport back edition features a combination of the ever popular Lancer sedan and the Lancer Evolution, bridging the gap between the track and the daily driven roads.

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Ralliart Ceases Operation, Mitsubishi Goes Untouched

Ralliart Ceases Operation, Mitsubishi Goes Untouched

Ralliart announces its officially closing its doors on April 1, 2010. No, it’s not an April Fool’s joke. In a letter to its customers, Ralliart Inc.’s president, Masao Taguchi blames the downward turn in the economy for the need to cease operations. Along with scaling down the business, Ralliart will also be ceasing its support to motorsport customers, stopping any new planning, development, and merchandising of Ralliart products, and discontinuing information of new products and web news.

Mitsubishi lovers will be happy to know that they will still be able to purchase the Lancer Ralliart and the Sportback Ralliart models. Maurice Durand, PR boss for Mitsubishi, said that the closure of the company will not affect the availability and the marketing of these models, as Mitsubishi owns the rights to the name and logo. He further explains that the closure is occurring with the subsidiary in Japan and that only companies that use official Ralliart products shipped from Japan will be affected. The Ralliart parts used for the models in the US are actually re-branded parts from another tuner.

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer

Already a name in the automotive industry, the Mitsubishi Lancer will be offered four different trim levels for 2010, with output ranging from 152 HP and going all the way up to 237 HP with prices ranging from $14,790 to $27,190.

The Lancer DE and SE versions are powered by a 2.0 Liter DOHC MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system) four cylinder engine pumping out 143 HP at 6,000 RPM and 143 lb-ft of torque at 4,250 RPM. The GTS version will get a 2.4 Liter DOHC MIVEC four cylinder making 168 HP and 167 lb-ft of torque, finally the top of the line Ralliart model gets a turbocharged and intercooled 2.0 Liter four cylinder boosted to 237 HP and 253 lb-ft of torque.

The 2010 Lancer features a a shark nosed front end, distinct wedge like profile and crisp, taut lines. Each model is now equipped with Active Stability Control (ASC) and an anti lock braking system (ABS) as well as electronic brake force distribution (EBD) all standard.

Full details after the jump.

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Mitsubishi Evo IX Blue Demon by AMS

Mitsubishi Evo IX Blue Demon by AMS

Avus Performance revealed the Mitsubishi Evo IX Blue Demon - a new racing car with no less than 650 hp. The aerodynamic kit includes: a Voltex body kit, carbon fiber doors and mirrors casings and Lexan windows.

Under the hood there is a 2,27 liter 2.3RR engine that with a little modifications made to the ECU, a turbo system, intercooler and a new cooling system now delivers 650 hp. The car also features a Brembo Monobloc GT front and rear brake kit, an upgraded suspension, Forgeline EV3 18x9.5 rims and Hankook Ventus competition tires.

Video after the jump.

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring

The market for Japanese turbocharged all wheel drive sport compact cars will forever be dominated by the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and the Subaru Impreza WRX STI. These cars were introduced to the U.S. enthusiasts long before either manufacturer decided to bring their cars stateside thanks to videogames like Gran Turismo. However as the Playstation generation grows up these daily driven rally cars must do so as well. Just like Subaru came out with the leather wrapped much more refined STI Limited back at the New York Auto Show in 2007, Mitsubishi is suppressing the attitude of their wild winged wonder in order to create an EVO MR Touring model. Just like the STI, this EVO exchanges its oversized aerofoil for a subtle trunk spoiler that massively tones down the EVO X’s appearance.

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR Touring is powered by the same turbocharged 4B11 2.0 Liter MIVEC engine that puts down a total of 291 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque in the standard EVO X. Like all 2010 X’s, the MR Touring comes standard Mitsubishi’s new 6 speed Twin Clutch SST gearbox that is shifted via a pair of magnesium paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel. Other standard items include the EVO’s vented hood, a set of oversized Brembo brakes, 18 inch BBS wheels and Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control system.

The last time that Mitsubishi clipped the EVO of its wing they were aiming at selling the stripped down lightweight RS to hardcore racers that wouldn’t mind that the car had one less gear than it could and that there wasn’t even any sound deadening. However the MR Touring model is based upon the top of the line EVO X and caters towards customers who are looking for leather wrapped Brembo racing buckets and a full stereo system. The new MR Touring is the perfect vehicle for any aspiring EVO owner who wants to fly under the radar in both style and comfort.

Standard features and accesories after the jump.

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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback prices announced

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback prices announced

The Japanese automaker Mitsubishi has just announced prices for the 2010 Lancer Sportback GTS and Ralliart. The GTS version is priced from $19,190 for the five-speed manual transmission, and from $20,190 for the six-speed CVT automatic transmission. The Ralliart version is priced at $27,590.

The Lancer Sportback GTS is powered by a 2.4-liter engine with 168 hp and 167 lbs-ft of torque. The Lancer Sportback Ralliart is powered by Mitsubishi’s 2.0-liter MIVEC turbocharged engine that pumps out 237 hp and 253 lb.-ft. of torque.

Press release after the jump.

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Mitsubishi EVO X by AMS Performance

Mitsubishi EVO X by AMS Performance

It has been a while since we have heard anything about a modifiedMitsubishi EVO X here on Top Speed, so we were ecstatic when the American tuner AMS Performance shared the news about their new tuning program for the rally bred rocket. The AMS package transforms not only the appearance of the turbocharged all wheel drive diamond star powerhouse, but refines every aspect from handling to horsepower.

The exterior modifications include a carbon fiber rear spoiler made by the lightweight experts at APR as well as a trunk, made from the wavy black stuff. Up front air is motivated away from the underside of the car resulting in an increase in down force thanks to a Voltex front splitter. The carbon fiber theme continues with the hood, but the piece de resistance are the 18 inch rims wrapped in so much Dunlop Direzza rubber that AMS had to spend some time rolling then fenders. Inside of the oversized rollers AMS decided to go with a big brake kit from Stoptech consisting of a pair of six piston calipers up front and two more four pod units in the rear.

Under the hood AMS reworked the 4B11 to handle big amounts of boost by starting out with a set of stronger valve springs to eliminate any possible power robbing valve float, a set of ARP head studs to keep the two machined aluminum ingots together no matter how much compressed air pushes them apart. After significantly strengthening the engine, AMS focused on making power. A reprogrammed ECU controls four 800 cc injectors that are fed by a CNC fuel rail that supplies enough go juice so that the Forced Performance Red turbocharger can compress enough air to make 385 HP.

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