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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
edited March 15 in Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi Prototype-X

Mitsubishi Prototype-X

At NAIAS this January, Mitsubishi is set to unveil the prototype for the next generation Lancer Evolution X. As with the 2008 Lancer, it is highly anticipated that the Evo X will very closely resemble previous concept models.

The Evo X is not only important for Mitsubishi in terms of Passenger car sales, but also in its Motorsports involvement in the WRC. The Evo X will be the base for the upcoming Lancer WRC world rally car that Mitsubishi will use to compete in the WRC as a full manufacturer team, hopefully in 2008.
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  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    Is the car going to have leather seats or any other creature features ???? Just curious... ;)

    Rocky
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    It's not yet in production status, so I have no idea.No press release on trims and features yet. It's likely that the top of the line trim will have leather.
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    rcpax,

    Okay I was just hoping you might of had some inside info. I will definetly take a look at one when it becomes available. The cool AWD system has me licking my chops. I hope this car will run 0-60 in 4.5 or quicker. I also hope that the EVO-X gets the 350 hp. turbo engine. It might be able to turn Nissan Skyline GT-R type numbers which would be really cool for a car that costs several thousand dollar less. :shades:

    Rocky
  • guestguest Posts: 774
    The fact that the Lancer has doors that cut into the body frame disturbs me.

    The last Evo, and most new cars, have frameless doors. The market has left that practice about 15 years ago.

    Every picture shows frameless doors, but the production vehicle has frames.

    Evo X Concept had no frames. Hopefully, Mitsu won't drop the ball here. Definitely cheapens the look, and exposes it's econo-car roots, circa-1986. :confuse:

    DrFill
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    Love it or hate it. Here is the new Prototype X hinting the looks of the upcoming Evo X. IMO, this car looks menacing. Can't wait to get it homologated and start doing rallies in Europe and Asia. I hope Mitsu sticks to its plan to return to the WRC in 08 with the WR Car version of this machine.

    http://paxtech.blogspot.com/

    http://paxtech.blogspot.com/

    http://paxtech.blogspot.com/
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    Videos of the presentation at NAIAS is up at the http://www.lancerproject.com website. If you missed the webcast, here's your chance to see it. Go take a peek to see the videos and download pictures.
  • You know, this car does look okay (but not great). Now if it really can deliver performance a step up from the current Evo IX, I might have to give it a shot. I've got a feeling that the next STI is going to be another odd-looking critter.

    Byron
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    All I can say is it doesn't look like anything else on the market, so I think that's good. Because I hate it when people compare it with other cars and say Mitsu has stolen their design from this make and model, but I really think mitsu was right to make this one not boring. It's not for everyone though. I'd say if you can't appreciate the design, then this car is probably not for you. Subaru I doubt, they'll probably change a bit of this and that but nothing major. They can't afford to do a major overhaul in design when they need a new car for WRC in mid-season. No engineer would risk that. Mtsu on the other hand took a rest from WRC so they can work on a new car from the ground up. Hopefully this Evo will bring back the winning ways with Mitsu.
  • As long as the car isn't ugly... is good enough for me... after all, it's the driving & performance that are the key issues (give me an ugly woman that can cook :P ).

    In fact the current Evo is pretty tempting. I just wish that the interior was a little better with a vertical adjustment for the driver's seat (I'm 5'6").

    But as you probably know, the STI is scheduled for a major revision for '08 and at this time there really is only speculation as to what Subaru is going to do. We know that the current generation of Evo is a step above the current STI (but both are great). I've ridden in an Evo and was impressed and I've driven an STI, both yummy good. My present ride is an '06 Audi A4 with an ECU upgrade and virtually all the options so I'm a little spoiled on the aesthetics. The car handles great but I'm not kidding myself when it comes to the engines. Wish that EG63 Mitsu four was in my Audi!

    Byron
  • drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
    Will the Evo alwys be the ugly woman that cooks?

    Look like it.

    DrFill
  • "Will the Evo always be the ugly woman that cooks?

    Look like it.

    DrFill"


    Personally I think the Evo X show car is a considerable step up from the "bad hair day" look of the current Evo. And a dark body color should help to de-emphasize the snout. The interior seems to be better as well. Now if the handling is truly up from the present car, Mitsu will have a very interesting offering.

    Byron
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    I flat out really love this car.....Where's the EVO-X going to be made ?????

    I actually might consider buying one....FOR REAL..OMG It actually turned out way better than I ever thought possible !!!!! :surprise: I'm very shocked :surprise:

    Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    I expect you to keep me posted !!!!! :D

    When is this car (EVO-X) going to be out ???? When can I order one if I choose to do so ????

    I need info...... ;)

    Thanx,

    Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    Evolution X

    This article contains information about a scheduled or anticipated future automobile.
    It may contain preliminary or speculative information, and may not reflect the final version of the vehicle.

    Mitsubishi introduced a concept version of the next-gen EVO at the 39th Tokyo Motor Show named the Mitsubishi Concept-X.[1]

    It is said to be put into production by mid 2007. [citation needed] The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X (10) will feature a completely redesigned chassis and computer system. It will boast a new all wheel drive system that will control braking, throttle input, and real-time suspension adjustment (all together called S-AWC, or Super All Wheel control) simultaneously with the Active Center Differential. The S-AWC uses Torque vectoring to send different amount of torque to any wheel at any given time. It will also featue an auto-manual six speed transmission with shift paddles. It is also said that the next generation Evo is likely to feature a twin-clutch Direct-Shift Gearbox-style transmission option[1].

    Mitsubishi debuted the Prototype-X concept at the 2007 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan, USA.[2] There is speculation among the press that the concept is in fact a lightly disguised Lancer Evolution X, and the production model will have minimal differences at most.[3]

    Awards

    The 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution won ConsumerSearch's best Aggressive sports sedan in Best Sports Sedans in June 2006. [4]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Lancer_Evolution

    :shades:

    Rocky
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    It will probably be out late 07 to first quarter 08. Dan Sims made a strong statement that 90% of the prototype-X will make it to production. Features that won't will include the fancy headlight innards, some details in the interior which are too good to be in production. But the overall shape is what you see now.
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    Edmunds.com review......

    This new, larger and more sophisticated Evo X might not be the rally-bred car we remember, but its sophisticated all-wheel-drive performance should shame its competitors, whether they come from Europe or Japan.

    Might not be? This is the current Evolution of the Evo line of performance cars, and I tell you it will remain a rally-bred car as all of its predecessors. I'm pretty sure Mitsu has something brewing in the drawing board for a World Rally Car version of the Evo X, and none of the current WRC cars even come close to its looks. Subaru has been lame this past 2 seasons, so I don't know if they can even make a winning rally car this 08 season.
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    Any power and price numbers yet ? When will the EVO-X be available ?

    Rocky
  • tooony3tooony3 Posts: 3
    about 320bhp to 350 bhp i take delivery of one around 05/2008 its a 5 speed though
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    Mitsubishi Makes Lancer Evolution X Official in Japan

    http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=115886

    Lots, of pics. and a small story.

    You got yours ordered already ? :surprise: Can you please tell us all how much one cost (ballpark) ????? I hope your dealer can't take the car from you if demand gets high enough and he sells your off.

    Rocky
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    Lancer Evolution X will debut in Japan this spring. 08 Lancer to be named as Galant Fortis in the Japanese market.

    Lancer Evolution X [JP]

    paxtech.blogspot.com

    paxtech.blogspot.com

    Galant Fortis [JP]

    paxtech.blogspot.com

    paxtech.blogspot.com
  • volosvolos Posts: 1
    I have to admit, the design changes from the Concept X body to the Prototype X (and very likely, the actual production Evolution X) have disappointed me. I really liked the very aggressive head lamp treatment, and the crisp body line that was maintained down the side of the car with the circular wheel arches. The intact body line especially reminded me of the BMW M3.

    The current head lamp treatment (that is to say, the shape of the body around the lamps, not the lost LED's) has cost the car some of its character in my opinion. And the boxier wheel arches have interrupted that line. The greenhouse also has a new shape, I'm supposing to give the rear seat occupants some actual headroom. It seems to me that Mitsu transfused the BMW genes with Evo 9 genes, and they haven't done themselves any favors.

    Its not a bad looking car now, but its lost alot of the magic to me. The Concept X actually managed to replace my computer's GM backgrounds for a month, as I seriously considered the possibility of buying a Japanese car when it was released. I don't think thats a possibility anymore.
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    To me it has not lost any of it's magic, and I always bought Japanese, so yes I will buy this car if I had the money, but that would be after I'm done with my current Outlander loan. So in 5 years I'd be looking at either a 12 or 13th encarnation of the Evo. And talking about GM, I don't see anything on their lineup that would make switch wallpapers. :-) But that's just me and my 2 cents worth.

    And may I ask what are you considering instead if you don't buy the Evo?
  • tooony3tooony3 Posts: 3
    The dealer has taken a deposit already so the can't take it from me.And the price I'm told around $50,000 canadian with 14% tax included.
  • rastfoxrastfox Posts: 16
    It's actualy 4G63T engine in the Evo, EG6 is an early 90's Civic, popular with the ricer crowd, and with the potential to actualy perform if properly modifed. The Evo X will sport the 4B11 engine which will sport an aluminium block. Actualy the block is a Gema block also used by Chrysler and Hyundai. But the rest of the engine will be designed and tuned by Mitsubshi. The 4B11T is reputed to be roughly 50 lbs lighter than the engine it replaces. Rumored power is between 300~329 BHP and roughly 300~325 lbft, The most recent rumored spec's i saw were 300 bhp and 325 lbft of torque.

    I love the idea of a DSG, but traffic is a real issue where I live now, it commonly takes 35~50 minutes to commute 6 miles to work.

    My real concern is weight, The new Subie is actualy going to loose 50 lbs, but carry over an unchanged powertrain. The Evo may end up as fat as 3500 lbs. I however still rember that Mitsubshi said early on that they were making far more extensive use of aluminium on the Evo X than ever before, I was shocked by how much of a weight gain the new lancer got over the stock car, and I realy hope that Mitsu keeps the weight down this time.
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    I'd like to see at least 325hp and 325 lbs. Tq. ;)

    Rocky
  • rcpaxrcpax Posts: 580
    This is the real stuff.

    image
    Evo X GSR (US)

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    Evo X MR (US)
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    the Edmunds First Drive? You can get to the article from the following discussion and then you post what you think about it right there.

    KarenS, "Article Comments - 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution First Drive" #1, 25 Sep 2007 1:02 pm
  • whats up with the cheap lookin plastic on the rear and front? Cant they paint the whole car? :mad:
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