2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X MR: Grassroots Motorsports New Car Reviews

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New car reviews 2009 Mitsubishi Evolution X MR

Better than: Lancer Evolution Ralliart

But not as as: Nissan GT-R

GRM Bang For The Index: 81.10

Last we had a manual-transmission Evo GSR. and more we had a dialed-down Evo Ralliart, but finally the GRM has spent some time the full-tilt Lancer Evolution X MR. the Ralliart shares the MR #8217;s six-speed twin-clutch manumatic the gearbox is somewhat neutered in trim.

The MR #8217;s transmission, on the hand, can operate in full-anger Sport mode. This press fleet Evo came the optional technology package and navigation, bringing the sticker to more than $44,000.

The MR is distinguished from its lesser thanks to its standard fitment of springs, Bilstein dampers, forged BBS wheels and HID lights. The hike over the five-speed GS -R model is no small sum, but the TC SST doesn#8217;t give up anything to the car in performance; for many, the joy of shifting a proper paddle gearbox be worth the price of admission.

we couldn#8217;t find much to take the car out of its fully automatic it allows the driver to concentrate on the and braking points. In Super mode, the transmission chooses more aggressively than the driver would.

Other staff views:

the MR was in town, we happened to have an CFR Solo practice day out in Ocala. our responsibility as automotive journalists to try stuff out for our readers, right? We the tires up a few PSI. grabbed our and magnetic numbers, and headed to the

Naturally, it#8217;s our duty as to try out every feature on a car to make it#8217;s working, and that the MR #8217;s launch control. a lot of buzz on the internet about cars with launch and the warranties that no longer them, but frankly, it seemed to us the launch control was the least way to get going at anything other a snail#8217;s pace with the MR. kind of a dog off the line otherwise.

you cringe, hear my story. At a press event where an MR was in an autocross situation, the folks the autocross asked the journalists not to use the control. So, being journalists, did their best to launch the car the way they could figure out

They#8217;d apply the brake and the gas at the time until some built#8212;usually 3000 or so#8212;and they motored away slightly more quickly with no brake at all. after two or three of these abusive launches, the TC – SST go into limp mode it cooled down, because the was slipping the entire time. a couple of minutes of regular the transmission would cool off and all was but it can#8217;t have been for the unit.

Launch mode, on the hand, gets the whole process over with in than a second, and gives you meaningful acceleration as well. To use the put the TC – SST control into Then, deactivate the Active Control: one touch for regular or press and hold for super mode extra off. the brake VERY FIRMLY. stab the throttle to the floor.

The will rapidly jump to and when they#8217;re there, release the brake and you#8217;re on way in a good hurry. If the revs climb quickly, your isn#8217;t on the brake hard and you#8217;re abusing the hell out of clutch. You#8217;ll know you#8217;re doing it right.

At the Deland autocross, We did three with the ASC in super jackass extra off, and the Evo MR was an absolute four-wheel drifting through the section and proving to be quite a (the spin in the video on our run is some indication). Our quickest came with the ASC in regular off Keep in mind, the ASC computer is actually all the way off, since married to the ABS and a variety of other it just gives you more or slip angle.

This car is a to run hard, and it feels like a set of R-compound tires away being at the top of the time sheets. I preferred the raw edge of the Evo IX. but the Evo X MR #8217;s comfort was welcome on the drive

Joe Gearin Associate Publisher :

The Evo X is a fun It handles well, goes and offers enough practicality to it a rational daily driver. the interior is cheap and crappy, but I can past that seeing how it goes. I wasn#8217;t a fan of the computer/ interface part of the machine Just changing a radio requires using the display and can be infuriating.

During my time with the car it like it was constantly trying to it was smarter than I. The manumatic works well, but doesn#8217;t the same interaction a true (pedal) can provide. After a all the electronic gadgetry really thin, and I found myself for the manual trans, stripped out

Case in point: To use the launch, put the TC SST control into S-Sport. deactivate the Active Stability one touch for regular off, or and hold for super jackass extra off. Apply the VERY FIRMLY. then the throttle to the floor.

The revs rapidly jump to 5000, and they’re there, quickly the brake and you’re on your way in a hurry. If the revs don’t quickly, your foot on the brake hard enough and abusing the hell out of your You’ll know when doing it right.

I#8217;d just use a clutch pedal, and all the digital nonsense.

Cool but $44K is a lot to spend. The less and more direct manual model would be my choice. was also quite a bit of driveline and odd noises (clunking) coming the chassis and powertrain.

This didn#8217;t make me confident in it#8217;s long reliability.

Tom Heath :

I really the Evo X, but can#8217;t seem to get over the shock. Aside from the I can#8217;t fault the car for anything I love the styling, acceleration, and Even the car#8217;s street are very good, making it a choice for people who can#8217;t a second, dedicated track/autocross I can#8217;t get past the price though—40k is simply too much in my

I suppose that#8217;s why they the more inexpensive Evo Ralliart.

Joe had a interesting observation—the TC – SST and two-pedal operation make the new Evo a choice for conversion to hand for people who need it. Something this kempf setup be perfect- http://www.kempf-usa.com/Handcontrols_description.html

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InigoMontoya. Jan 31, 2009 10:31

I would really like to on a brochure- #8220;Now Equipped Super Jackass Mode control#8221;

That would make my

Javelin. Feb 5, 2009 1:07

By the time you figure out how to turn on the control I#8217;d already be at the line. Regular clutch and NO for me, thanks.

Scott Lear. Feb 11, 2:36 p.m.

Actually, a few practice runs under my I was able to stage at the AutoX and with zero delay. you have the two modes selected, you stand on the brake and nail the gas stopped, no further fiddling

wemay. Apr 26, 2012 6:05

The best car in the world? EVO VI. EVO X comes a second. Can you tell i love )

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer X MR Specs:

Drivetrain Layout: all-wheel-drive Engine: 2.0 liter Horsepower: 291 bhp at 6500 rpm Torque: 300 at 4000 rpm Transmission: manumatic inverted MacPherson strut forged aluminum control Eibach springs and Bilstein Wheels: 18×8.5-in. Tires: Brakes: 13.8-in. (front)

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