Update this car brand like Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is far unenviable task. Having gone through three generations and nine models of cars, of which only representatives of the latter two models were sold in the U.S., the initial mission rallikara adapted for urban conditions, gradually become obsolete, and now it is difficult to improve by any manner of means. We apologize for the pun, but what is the evolution of Evolution? Found the answer embodied in the form of 10 versions, the car of the 4th generation, known in Japan under the name Evolution X. In the United States, this car will be called simply – Lancer Evolution, but just for the sake of clarity we keep the Roman numeral “X”, which underlines the efficacy everything to do with the car. Evo X less maneuverable, heavier and larger, as well as slow compared to their predecessors brand Evo. Therefore, at this auto tuning is inevitable compromise. As for example, management system, it is no longer that quick response to the helm, which makes the previous model in a fashionable thing. If you are a fan of the Evo, we advise you to leave this article immediately.
If you continue to read, then You will be interested to know that there are no analogues in the world system of governance Evo X. All that is required of you – indicate the target path of the car, and all-wheel drive herself “sort out” how do you reach it. As always, the foundation of a new Evolution models have become a standard sedan Lancer and two-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. However, it has undergone some changes and got the name – 4V11. The new engine, in contrast to the previous 4G63 is made of aluminum rather than cast iron, equipped with a chain drive rather than belt-driven, and customizable timing on cam shaft. Power of 295 horsepower and 422 Nm, and the engine is lighter by 12 kg. Housing has become easier thanks to the aluminum roof hood, front fenders and front and rear bumpers.
The new suspension also made of aluminum. However, this weight savings is compensated by a more rigid frame and wide (4 cm (1.6 inches)) salon. The model will be released in on sale early next year to complete GSR and MR. Base cost for GSR – set to fluctuate around $ 30 thousand, and MR – at least $ 5 thousand more. GSR model will come complete with a 5-speed gearbox, and MR will be equipped with modified sports transmission Twin Clutch-SST. In the MR equipment will also include shock absorbers Bilstein, lightweight wheels from Enkei (each 1 kg lighter), composite brake discs (1.3 kg lighter), chrome exterior trim, as well as system navigation (optional) and leather chairs. Software for dual-clutch transmission has not been completed prior to our review of the Japanese auto market, so we were able to test only a 5-speed manual