JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Whether it’s between stock or modified cars, drag racing is always a good way to pit two (or more) machines against each other. It’s even more epic when said machines are some of the biggest rivals in rallying history. Today’s dose of drag racing comes from the YouTube channel Officially Gassed and is between a modified Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and a modified Subaru Impreza WRX STI with about the same power.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Isn’t Being Revived Because The Company Is Broke
The automotive industry is fast-paced and not everyone manages to adapt. Mitsubishi is a perfect example as the once glorious carmaker has gradually been reduced to making cheap and boring vehicles. Mitsubishi is not in a good place financially and axing their pride and joy – the Lancer Evolution – speaks louder than any words about Mitsubishi’s declining situation. Given the recent developments, it seems Mitsubishi’s future will involve a bland vehicle lineup and the obligatory electrification, probably with help from Nissan.
A New Mitsubishi Lancer EVO Isn’t Happening, But In Another Dimension, This Is What It Looks Like
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.
This Mitsubishi 4000GT Rendering Has Us Itching for a Nissan GT-R Fighter
The jury’s still out on the future of the Nissan GT-R but that’s not of utter importance right now. We’re here to talk about a nameplate and a digital successor to that nameplate that haven’t been yet twisted to denote a crossover or an SUV. That’s right, we’re talking about the Mitsubishi 3000GT and an artist’s vision of a would-be 4000GT.
Top 10 Fastest Used Cars Under $20K
With the prices of cars increasing, a $20,000 used sports car has become harder to obtain these days. Not too long ago, you could afford a decent runner for $20,000 and still have enough change to buy a few cosmetic kits. But that’s no longer the case today, or at least, not for the most part. Look hard enough, though, and you can still score some good deals on used sports cars for $20,000 or less. These cars aren’t world-beaters by any stretch of the imagination, but they should still have enough juice to get the adrenaline flowing. They’re out there in the world. All you need to do is look for them.
It was just a couple of weeks ago that Mitsubishi published that weird teaser of a new EV SUV concept for the 2019 Tokyo Motor show. You know, the teaser with four weird fans (we assume) on the rear? Now, Mitsubishi has released another teaser that was pretty dark, but we managed to light it up with a little bit of photoshop work. What we’ve found, however, leaves us wondering just what point Mitsubishi is trying to make here – this thing is clearly not set for production, and we’re not sure if it serves a real purpose at all outside of just being weird. Here’s a closer look at the brightened photo….
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Sedan Might Rise From the Dead, But How?
Fall of 2017 was a sad time for fans of Mitsubishi, the Lancer, and the Evolution name as a whole. That season marked the end of an icon in the rally world– the last thing we had to hold onto after Mitsubishi gave up its quest to dominate Rally. SUVs, poor planning, and a dated lineup took a hard toll on the company, and certain cars just couldn’t make the cut. Things got worse when Mitsubishi told us that the Evolution name would return, but it would probably be plastered to an SUV or crossover and not a proper rally sedan as we had all hoped. All of that could change, though, as a new report from Autocar points to the possibility that a new Mitsubishi Lancer – an 11th-generation model, to be precise – is in the works. How this is going to happen, and what makes it possible, however, is something none of us expected.
Mitsubishi’s Reasons For Not Building a Sports Car Will Leave You Longing For the Days of the Eclipse and Evolution
Mitsubishi’s sports car heritage is as rich as it is illustrious. But look at the automaker’s catalog of models these days, and guess how many sports cars you’ll see? Zero. None. Squat. Gone are the days when Mitsubishi could point to performance mavens like the Eclipse, Galant VR4, and the iconic Evolution and proudly call them one of its own. These days, Mitsubishi’s sole focus is on crossovers and SUVs, and that’s going to remain its focus in the foreseeable future. If that doesn’t answer the persistent questions on whether Mitsubishi is looking into a new sports car model, then this short three-word comment should do the trick: it’s not happening.
2019 Mitsubishi Lancer Edition R by Dytko and Proto Cars
Polish company Dytko Sport, who specializes in building parts for Mitsubishi Lancer Evo rally cars, created what can only be called the Lancer Evo XI. Partnering with the company Proto cars, Dytko Sport utilized the Dynamic Shield design philosophy of the latest Mitsubishi line of vehicles and slapped the parts on the Evo X. I can only tell you this - it looks the business. While the full reveal is still a few days away, the officially named Lancer Edition R has already gained serious Internet traction and fame, even waking up dreamy Lancer Evo X enthusiasts in the process. The stories about the comeback of the Lancer name are already swamping the Internet, but I can tell you right away that the only way Lancer Evo will ever come back is in the form of a Crossover. Nevertheless, Dytko Sport obviously formulated something awesome that undoubtedly took some time to build.
Craigslister Reposts Mitsubishi 3000GT For Sale, Doubles Price to $1 Million
One month ago, our friends over at Jalopnik spotted one of the more insane craigslist ads we’ve seen in quite some time – a ’98 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 with an asking price of a half-million bucks. American. Obviously, a figure like that leads us to ask a few questions. Did the car carry the world’s first fully self-aware AI? Did it run on starlight and unicorn dreams? Did past owners include Elvis, JFK, and Jesus? Unfortunately, the answer to each of these questions is a firm “no,” so what’s the justification here? Well, the car in question is undeniably clean and a top-notch example of one of Mitsubishi’s best ‘90s era sports cars, but you’ll have to forgive our incredulity at ponying up Lamborghini Aventador money for a 20-year-old Japanese import, no matter how well maintained it might be. Welp, it looks like the seller agrees, but not in the way you might expect, as the same Mitsubishi just reappeared on craigslist, this time tagged with an asking price of a cool million dollars. El. Oh. El.
Of course, the seller is eager to list some of the finer points of such a “legendary” vehicle, speculating that it could be “1 of 231” examples, and that it was “Featured in Glacier White Pearl in-car on a PS2 Screen Shot while waiting for the first Street Race of the first Fast and the Furious movie.” How prestigious.
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The Lancer Evo Could Come Back... As a Freaking SUV...
So, here I am reading through automotive headlines for the day, ready to see what this week will bring, and what do I see? “A New Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Could Happen…” After making the most lady-like squeal to come out of a man’s mouth, I clicked on the link with more enthusiasm than Donald Trump has for complaining on Twitter. But, I was let down, because we’re not talking about the rally-bred, dirt-chewing Lancer EVO. No; Mitsubishi is probably going to ruin yet another name and make the next EVO a freaking SUV.
Well, that’s the word anyway, after Motoring had a little conversation with Mitsubishi Global Boss, Trevor Mann. Apparently, he has said that a new performance flagship is one of many considerations on the table, but that the performance concept won’t necessarily be based on a sedan… sigh. Given the nature of the automotive market and the fact that every automaker is too dumb to realize that SUVs will eventually fall off the radar once again, you know that means another SUV. We could have already seen a hint as to what the next “EVO” model will be thanks to the 2015 eX Concept.