2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR review notes – Autoweek

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2012 Mitsubishi Lancer MR review notes

Maybe the doesn#8217;t deserve a valet space up there by the 911s, but you know it by the way people check car Photo by Mitsubishi.

Output for the Evo is 291 hp and 300 of torque. Photo by Mitsubishi.

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EDITOR BOB GRITZINGER: At nearly as equipped, I hate to call 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer MR a poor man’s Porsche, but by pricing standards, it’s And for the money, you get a masterpiece of turbo-blasted, engineering that, like a all-wheel-drive Porsche, seems tuned to the pavement (or gravel) and instantly to every driver

Maybe the Evolution doesn’t a valet parking space up by the 911s, but you wouldn’t know it by the way check this car out#8212;especially in the know. The car is definitely something And when you’re behind the hammering it in high-revving #8220;super mode, it makes a strong for Mitsubishi’s take on performance vs. the from Zuffenhausen.

The car is quick, light on its suspension yet stuck to the like Spiderman, keenly to accelerator, brake and steering There might not be quite the Porsche steering feel in the but based on dour reports on the new steering, maybe the Porsche is a step. The Evolution’s steering has a mechanical feel that, on the hand, only seems to get

Before all the haters go bat-crazy, I an Evo is no Porsche. And I doubt anyone is an Evo vs. a 911 or any other Porsche. But owners of screaming Mitsubishis can rest knowing they own a top-notch of performance hardware that, for dollar, is on par with just anything in the world.

On the value for enthusiasts, this car is a 10.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR JAKE Fun is what the Lancer Evolution MR is. it rides like a wooden-wheeled on Detroit’s streets, and if you have any you should put them in your before you drive, but those are minor details.

The fact is this car, maybe more than the Subaru WRX STI, feels like a car. I know it’s and getting it off the line quickly well, there’s really no way to do it. But from a roll?


I’d like to test how many forward Gs it takes for a car to #8220;fast.#8221; The Nissan GT-R forces your tongue your throat when you use the control. From a roll, the Evo the same thing. The Evolution too much different, working less horsepower.

At a 10- or 15-mph roll, pounding on the gas slingshot you forward, sending all organs to the rear of your

It sounds angry, too. to five grand and even at wide-open throttle are rewarded a menacing growl or a mid-pitched

The flat, wide tires the Evo handle like a scalpel, and the can slow things down as as the engine gets you going. It me miss our long-term tester we had a few ago.

It took me some time to up to the body of the Evo X. Now, when I at the older ones, they dated. It’s too bad this is the enthusiast-approved ride from They can definitely do it right. back the Eclipse!

And while at it, give us another 3000GT.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR

Price: $38,490

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As-Tested $40,785

Drivetrain: 2.0-liter I4; AWD, six-speed dual-clutch manual

Output: 291 hp @ 6,500 rpm, 300 @ 4,000 rpm

Curb Weight: lb

Fuel Economy (EPA/ AW ): mpg

Options: Navigation System including 40GB HDD navigation, server, real time ($2,295)

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