2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR – Autos.ca

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Willow Springs, California When Mitsubishi arrived in in 2003, fans of the brand all asking the same question: the Lancer Evolution?#8221;

Not here, it out. Due to special Canadian requirements, the Lancer #8220;Evo,#8221; as affectionately called #8211; rally-winning, high performance machine #8211; would a promise for the distant future.

The news is that Mitsubishi has its promise. The 2008 Lancer is more sophisticated, more better handling and better than ever before, and now can get behind the wheel.

For those unfamiliar with the Evolution story, the first was introduced in 1992 (Evolution the second generation in 1996 and the third generation in 2003 The 2008 Lancer Evolution X is the version of the fourth generation. all-new, with no carry-over or components from the outgoing

Its natural competition is the Subaru WRX

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Click image to enlarge

makes the Lancer Evolution so In just about every country except Canada, is the car that defines the Mitsubishi Packed with performance the all-wheel drive, multiple-World Championship winning Evo is the stuff of on the international rally circuit.

From Mitsubishi#8217;s point of merely having the Evo in its vehicle can influence a purchasing decision.

In we#8217;ll see three Evolution levels, starting with the GSR, (for the #8220;purist#8221; according to Mitsubishi Canada), to the $47,498 MR and the fully-equipped $51,498 MR (MR models are available in May). The trim levels share the engine, but differ significantly in wheels, suspension, brakes and features.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

2008 Mitsubishi Evo GSR. Click image to

Three GSRs were for testing at the Evolution launch in and the 400-kilometre round trip to Springs Raceway, along track time, gave journalists a good introduction to the Under the hood, and mated to a close ratio five-speed transmission, is a 2.0-litre, all-aluminum, and intercooled engine making 291 at 6,500 rpm, and 300 foot-pounds of at 4,000 r.p.m.

The Super All Control (S-AWC) all-wheel system features anti-yaw on the rear differential to manage torque shifts, and an Active Differential (ACD) to handle the of torque front-to-rear. The system features active stability that can be disabled if desired, and a limited slip front Standard wheels are 18 x 8.5-inch alloy from Enkei, 245/40-18 Yokohama Advan tires that are specifically for the 2008 Lancer Evolution.

Since the launch of the latest Lancer, I#8217;ve been a big fan of its design; #8220;One of the nicest of the past few years,#8221; I wrote the Lancer#8217;s introduction. The Lancer builds on that design to one of the best looking hot-compacts you can From the technical grille to the wheels to the rear spoiler and exhausts, this is a deftly piece with great and dramatic curb appeal.

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo bottom photo courtesy Click image to enlarge

the Recaro cloth seats be described as racing seats for a sedan #8211; same the model-specific steering wheel. The employ anti-whiplash construction, a airbag, and aggressive bolstering to the driver in place. Seating for passengers is more conventional, accommodating two adults.

Trunk is limited (the windshield container is situated behind a back there, along drive-train hydraulics).

On the road, the Evolution GSR is by no means unrefined or but it does not drive like a family-oriented, compact car. The GSR has a very firm suspension directly communicates road variations to the driver (maybe a too much in some situations). noise is evident, even in gear at highway speeds, and is very sharp and precise darty, but instantly responsive).

Getting in and out of the driver#8217;s seat is a chore, as the side bolsters from them (but in position, the seat fits a glove). While the steering tilts, it does not telescope bad).

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

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