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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Sports Car

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, also called the LanEvo, or Evo, is a car made by Mitsubishi Motors. There have been thirteen official models each recognized by a roman numeral.

All of them have a two litre, turbocharged engine with a four-wheel drive system. Evolution models prior to version VII were for the World Rally Championship, the rules dictating the Evolution being based on the same body as the Lancer.

At the start the Evolution was intended only for the Japanese. However demand on the 'grey import' market led the Evolution to be offered through dealers in Europe from 1998. Exports of the eighth generation Evolution began in America in 2003 after the success of the competing Subaru Impreza WRX.

Japanese cars were restricted by a gentleman's agreement to promote no more than 286 hp, already achieved by Evolution IV. Newer versions had unofficially gone beyond these limits. 2008 saw the latest generation Lancer Evolution X launched worldwide, with an all-new 291 hp four-cylinder turbocharged engine.

World Rally Championship

The Lancer Evolution was successful in the WRC Rallies from 1996-1999.

The Evolution was replaced in 2001 by the firm's first World Rally Car, the Lancer Evolution WRC until the end of 2002. Followed by the Lancer WRC04 in the 2004 Monte Carlo Rally. Mitsubishi pulled out of the World Rally Championship after the 2005. The Lancer WRC05 was still being driven by privateers after this. The Lancer Evolution still races in the Group N category.

Evolution I

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution I 1993 - Silver

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution I 1993

The Evolution I was introduced in 1992 to compete in the World Rally Championship. It used a 2.0L turbocharged DOHC engine sold in GSR and RS models.

The RS was a racing version that had no power windows, anti-lock brakes or rear wiper. It had steel wheels to save weight. The GSR had all the bells and whistles of a normal street car.

It came with Mitsubishi's 4G63 engine producing 244hp along with four wheel drive which became standard to Evolution models.

5,000 Evolutions were sold from 1992 to 1993. They had a top speed of 149mph (240 km/h) and went from 0-60 in 4.9 seconds

Evolution II

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution II GSR Sports Car

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution II GSR

The Evolution I was changed in 1993 and was produced until 1995. modifications included handling improvements, minor wheelbase adjustments, larger swaybars, bodywork tweaks including a larger spoiler, and bigger tyres 10 mm wider. Power output was increased to 252 hp from the same engine. With a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h) it went from 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds

Evolution III

January 1995 saw the arrival of the Evolution 3 with a production run of 5000. The Evolution 3 looked more serious, with a new nose to channel air better to the radiator, inter cooler, and brakes. New side skirts and rear corners were added with the rear wings growing to reduce lift. Under the bonnet, a new TDO5-16G6-7 Turbo, new exhaust system and increased compression brought another 10 hp/ power rise.

The specs on this vehicle where an engine 4G63T size of 1997 cc, 270 bhp. With a maximum speed of 149 mph (240 km/h) it went from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds.

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