The differential is geared at 50:50 and cannot be changed by the push of a button. The system can detect the presence of the Fast Key within a specific vicinity of the vehicle, and will automatically unlock the doors. Evolution and Ralliart models are the driving-enthusiast draws of the lineup. Meanwhile the Lancer Evolution, popular on the world rally scene, established itself as a performance workhorse that put other sportscars in its rearview mirror, and a smile on its drivers faces. Whether you choose the sedan or Sportback hatchback body style of the 2013 Lancer family, in its Lancer, Ralliart, or Evolution guises, what you get is a relatively boxy, straightforward cabin shape, and that brings impressive interior space, as well as good usability and versatility.
Fortunately, Mitsubishi eventually brought it into the U. The most common colours were Silver, Black, Blue, Grey. Provided you don't become obsessed over the details which will get you down --and provided you're a few paces away--the sporty layout, with a mix of darker surfaces and matte-metallic trims tends to look quite good. The Evolution has its own exclusive, stronger and performance-focused body structure. That is fast enough to keep all but the fastest sports cars at bay. The end of an era? In October 2011, the President of Mitsubishi Motors, Osamu Masuko, confirmed to that work on the next Evo will start in 2012 and will go on sale within the following three years. To finish off the rear end you have the rear diffuser around the exhaust pipes that will help clean up the airflow as it flows past the underside of the car.
This means it has very good performance with 305 horsepower on tap and it can go from 0 to 60 mph in a relatively quick 5. The North American markets saw the model exhibited at the the following month. When you reach over to rip through the gears, your right hand is greeted by a leather-wrapped shifter knob that makes shifting through all five gears a pleasure. He drove a yellow Evolution 7 which was lightly modified performance-wise but heavily modified when it comes to the aesthetics. The stainless steel exhaust manifold and turbocharger are located on the rear of the transversely mounted engine, close to the firewall, and help to improve weight distribution. The overall racing aesthetic of the exterior of the Mitsubishi Lancer Revolution is continued into the cockpit where incredibly supportive racing seats provide stability and comfort.
However, one of the producers claimed that they used a 2001 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart edition instead of an Evo as the car used for production and stunt scenes. Originally a one off model, sales were so successful in the U. A steeply angled windshield leads to a sharp front that gives an aggressive, speed-hungry look. Mitsubishi is continuously working to incorporate its performance heritage into its crossover and electric vehicle segments. The aggressiveness does not stop in the back, as a large wing sits atop the trunk. The slightly widened stance speaks to its powerful capabilities.
In manual mode, shifts can be made with the console-mounted gear selector or the magnesium-alloy steering wheel paddle shifters. New For 2013 The aging Lancer continues with few changes for 2013. Engineers have made the most of high-tech lightweight but exceptionally strong materials. The new Evolution also sported chrome housing taillights and headlights. From 2008-2015 the 4B11 turbocharged engine was the game changer. Each successive iteration of the car received new creative thinking: more power, more weight savings, brakes a little deeper, apex clipped a little tighter, built to come out of corners a little harder.
The Mitsubishi Evo has recently won and made runner-up in the 2011 Australian Manufacturers' Championship. Styled for superior aerodynamic drag and a robust monocoque chassis for increased performance, the very first Lancer was powered by engines using Mitsubishi Clean Air technology. While the five-speed is a pleasure to shift, we do wonder if a six-speed transmission would have been better to make the car more usable daily and to improve gas mileage. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice. Mitsubishi is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 Lancer Evolution vehicles manufactured from December 12, 2007, through March 5, 2013.
Because of the Lancer's rather tall beltline and thick rear pillars, it could be tough for some to see out when changing lanes or backing up taller drivers won't have issue. The nose of the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution can be described only as aggressive. Barring any further safety risks, the race will commence on August 12. Most of the controls are very simple and the interior has very generic lines and looks a bit like a sea of platic. This is what makes the car so much fun to drive. Optional all-wheel drive helps with traction control on slick or rainy roads. All of them are powered by the same 2.
All Evos have lightweight aluminum front fenders and hoods. A large part of this is thanks to its much softer ride that will make it no problem taking long trips. This car is also sometimes referred to as an Evolution 6½, Evolution 6. This car was created for the World Rally Championship, where it destroyed competitors and gained admirers. The Lancer family from the Mitsubishi line is a somewhat confusing grouping of vehicles.