Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII – Car News – Car and Driver

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII

Hot Evolution may challenge WRX.

been just ecstatic Subaru’s decision to finally the remarkable Impreza WRX on American a car that has been kept us for years. Now there’s a good another affordable screamer, one from Mitsubishi, may be headed our

Mitsubishi has had a lot of success in recent in World Rally competition four straight championships won its line of Lancer (Mirage) models. The Japanese automaker introduced another Evolution, one officially No. VII, and we think it has a shot of making it to the United Sources say Mitsubishi will the standard new Mirage a Lancer it’s introduced at the New York in April.

The specific car on the stand will be this Evolution model.

The Evo VII is on the new Lancer sedan platform but essentially like the previous the Evo VI. The huge bumper-mounted spotlights are the edges have been a bit, and the overall package is a larger than before, but the Evo VII has the same compact technolook defines Japanese rally But don’t let the compact-car looks you.

On the road, you can expect something incredible.

The VII is powered by a reworked of the twin-cam, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine (from the Evo), mounted onto a layout with the standard GSR and RS variations.

The little four-banger is at the maximum power output in the home market of 276 hp at 6500 although one insider says the car is developing in excess of 295 horses. The power remains the same as of the current Evo VI Tommi Makinen but torque is now 282 pound-feet at 3200 up seven.

With the new body, the VII may be 154 pounds owing to enhanced crash-safety but insiders insist its 0-to-60-mph and times will be quicker the old car’s. The fastest Evo VI got to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and the quarter-mile in 13 seconds flat, to Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII

The GSR model, with all the bells and comes standard and ready for driving with 17-inch alloy wheels carrying front and 235/45ZR rear

Filling out the package are massive Brembo brakes on the front and on the rear, front crossmembers, a helical limited-slip differential, Center Differential, Active Yaw sport ABS, and electronic distribution. ACD has been newly to the Evo VII and, according to Mitsubishi, handling and steering response.

Mitsubishi’s rally racing is expected to export the Evolution VII to and Australia in small numbers this year. In all, will be limited to just units this year. said it had 4000 orders the car was even introduced at the Geneva show.

The GSR model is expected to cost the of $26,000.

As for the spartan competition-slanted RS, will be able to purchase the outlined here as desired. A alloy turbocharger will be on the RS and optional on the GSR. In addition, a super-close-ratio manual gearbox a reinforced multiple-plate clutch be optional on the RS but unavailable on the GSR.

On the luxury side, the GSR model central locking, power and a Momo wheel as standard and either a four-speaker FM/cassette or a six-speaker CD player. Both systems are optional. The RS, however, none of these options.

finally, though, Americans get some sort of choice. You can bet Mitsubishi will be closely how the WRX fares in this market.

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