The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, also
called the LanEvo, or Evo, is a car made by
Mitsubishi Motors. There have been thirteen
official models each recognized by a roman
All of them have a two litre,
turbocharged engine with a four-wheel drive
system. Evolution models prior to version
VII were for the World Rally Championship,
the rules dictating the Evolution being based
on the same body as the Lancer.
At the start the Evolution was intended
only for the Japanese. However demand on the
'grey import' market led the Evolution to be
offered through dealers in Europe from 1998.
Exports of the eighth generation Evolution
began in America in 2003 after the success
of the competing Subaru Impreza WRX.
Japanese cars were restricted by a
gentleman's agreement to promote no more
than 286 hp, already achieved by Evolution
IV. Newer versions had unofficially gone
beyond these limits. 2008 saw the latest
generation Lancer Evolution X launched
worldwide, with an all-new 291 hp
four-cylinder turbocharged engine.
World Rally Championship
The Lancer Evolution was successful in the WRC
Rallies from 1996-1999.
The Evolution was replaced in 2001 by the firm's
first World Rally Car, the Lancer Evolution WRC until
the end of 2002. Followed by the Lancer WRC04 in the
2004 Monte Carlo Rally. Mitsubishi pulled out of the
World Rally Championship after the 2005. The Lancer
WRC05 was still being driven by privateers after this.
The Lancer Evolution still races in the Group N
The Evolution I was changed in 1993 and was
produced until 1995. modifications included handling
improvements, minor wheelbase adjustments, larger swaybars,
bodywork tweaks including a larger spoiler, and bigger tyres 10
mm wider. Power output was increased to 252 hp from the same
engine. With a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h) it went from
0-60mph in 4.9 seconds
January 1995 saw the arrival of the Evolution 3 with
a production run of 5000. The Evolution 3 looked more
serious, with a new nose to channel air better to the
radiator, inter cooler, and brakes. New side skirts and
rear corners were added with the rear wings growing to
reduce lift. Under the bonnet, a new TDO5-16G6-7 Turbo,
new exhaust system and increased compression brought
another 10 hp/ power rise.
The specs on this vehicle where an engine 4G63T size
of 1997 cc, 270 bhp. With a maximum speed of 149 mph
(240 km/h) it went from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
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been the owner of several
in my younger years, 1300 L,
2x 1600 ghia's and a 1975
2.0 GT JPS limited edition.
They are Fantastic motors (
bit light on the rear end )
but total a joy to drive.
Maybe 1 day I'll give up the
modern cars an go back to
the ole faithful Capri
again. I miss driving them
the cars here in this page
are absolutely wonderful i
love the updated versions of
from the nineties as well as
the ones from the sixties
and seventies too
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