Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII – WRC – Sport Compact Car Magazine

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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII

WRX-Effects – Shifting

Watch out all you Subaru Impreza WRX the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII is coming to the States.

The launch of the WRX had just the effect that of us predicted it would. I figured no self-respecting automaker was going to let just waltz in and monopolize the enthusiast market, without at putting up a decent fight. Mitsubishi appears to be up to the challenge its mighty Lancer Evolution

To be honest with you, word got out that the Lancer EVO VII be coming to the United States in 2002, I about fell out of my I knew the introduction of the Impreza WRX create some excitement, but I didn’t expect an immediate to it!Our sister publication, first broke the story in its 2001 issue-of course, it was a we felt we had to investigate further.

After all, Mitsubishi has tight-lipped about the whole from the beginning, feeding us enough inside secrets to our American appetites, but corporately enthusiasts at arm’s length. the rumors began to swirl.

we heard that the U.S. would simply be a re-badged Then there were that an outside motorsports would possibly bring the EVO VII into the states.

Well, reading Peter Nunn’s in Automobile, the story gets more exciting.

According to Automobile, The Lancer VII GSR has two missions in life: to outgun Impreza WRXs and to put Mitsubishi the World Rally Championship once again.

The article into great detail the drivetrain, specifically that the EVO VII is going to retain the 2.0-liter and all-wheel-drive layout-although it will be boy racer-like than its Japanese Gleaning more details, the stated that the new entry be a new car from the wheels up. It’ll be stiffer and much more

Horsepower will remain at while engine torque increase to 283 lb-ft. The clutch will be beefed up using internals and the suspension will see The cool thing, Nunn the driver can even adjust the setting for pavement, gravel or

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII

Obviously, the content seemed and so I placed a call to Mitsubishi to or deny the rumor and within a time, the phone rang.

Janis Little, Mitsubishi’s and brand communications manager We’ve had meetings in Japan to the homologation standards around the and it is truly under study. added that indeed an Lancer (Cedia in Japan) is coming to U.S. soil year, and it will replace the Then another source at added, We’re having with the placement of the turbo’s to meet U.S. bumper

OK, there you have it. the answer answers nothing.

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