The front grille is downright mean looking with a huge opening for air to get straight to the intercooler and radiator without any blockage. All together, the intake system, intercooler, and turbo-back exhaust system give the Evo approximately 40 hp on top of the 291 hp that it came with from the factory. It certainly serves its purpose, and basic amenities like satellite radio and climate control are to be found. That fairly thirsty little motor will be replaced by a or possibly all electric system. In Normal mode, the Lancer Evolution drives similar to most automatic transmission-equipped vehicles.
The 2013 model year will mark the end of an era for the Evolution, with it being the last in the line to use a traditional gas-powered turbocharged engine. Mitsubishi is recalling certain model year 2008-2013 Lancer Evolution vehicles manufactured from December 12, 2007, through March 5, 2013. This system allows for the car to be unlocked without direct contact from the driver. New For 2013 The aging Lancer continues with few changes for 2013. The noise only exacerbates this situation, which is why the extra sound insulation is so welcome.
In Evolution guise, the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer is as stiff, loud, raucous and fast as some real race cars. If a car is going to be driven aggressively, we believe that the exterior should reflect that while it's simply standing still. And like that younger fan base, the Evo has matured over the years. Under the hood sits a 2. Weight distribution has been further enhanced by locating both the battery and the windshield washer fluid tank inside the trunk area. Fit and finish is top notch, and the interior features are a class above the Japanese examples.
If you want the first package, you are required to also get the second package. Keeping drivers safe is a critical aspect of the design when creating a vehicle that will be pushed through the incredible challenges of world championship driving. The overall exterior aesthetic speaks volumes about what the driving experience is like. 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. The transmission is a close-ratio unit and when we say close, we mean microscopically close. This is what makes the car so much fun to drive. The Sportback's flexible configuration delivers an impressive 52.
It seems that this is a trait that cannot escape even the most high-end model. Fortunately, the car comes with race-ready Brembo brakes that help to stop you before driving into a ditch. It might be a bit on the expensive side, especially based on the lack of refinement in the cabin, but that suspension, all-wheel-drive system, and engine all help erase some of that feeling. Components such as the engine block and suspension control arms are composed of aluminum, as well as a good portion of the body the roof, hood, front fenders, and front and rear bumper beams to help reduce overall vehicle weight. This full system helps the turbo breathe easier and spool up 500rpms sooner than the stock restrictive system.
Mitsubishi says the massive front grille suggests the air intakes found on high-tech fighter jets. Put it in all the Evos, please. Premium also means chrome exterior trim, so get ready for the shiny bits. Those wanting something slightly more subtle may opt for the pristine Apex Silver or Cosmic Blue finishes. The system allows up to a 50:50 torque split between the front and rear wheels. These sports sedans both get from Point A to Point B with turbos whistling and all four wheels working to keep the metal away from the trees. That price makes it a bargain for the amount of performance you get, although it may seem a little steep if you just look at the trim level of the interior.
If you do not see it, you may have accessed a fake tradecarview site. We love the Evo X. In its most inelegant yet highly desirable form it arrives and rockets the Mitsubishi down the road. It's a visual representation of what's in store. With all the performance available when romping on the long and skinny pedal, you need some good brakes to slow you down. A car that is designed purely for performance is bound to offer a heart-pounding driving experience. No pressure and overall a laid back guy who answered all my questions and made the whole process painless.
The exquisite styling of this vehicle was carefully thought out to produce the highest impact. Performance — This Lancer has the base essentials covered in terms of engine performance. With a bore and stroke both measuring 86. This wing alerts anybody that wants to race that they had better have a decent car to keep up, but more importantly provides much needed down-force at high speeds. Unfortunately, this has come to be expected from the Lancer family. A new center console adds covered storage and somehow gets lumped in here as well. Along the side of the Evo are more sharp feature lines, as well as venting behind the front wheels that help keep air moving over the body.
In the affected vehicles, the clutch master cylinder can fail. Fortunately, Mitsubishi eventually brought it into the U. Came in to see a Lancer Evolution and was told if I was serious about purchasing the vehicle I should put down a reserve and then go to the bank and get a loan. Insert the key, twist it, and hear the hum of life burst forth from in front of you. It's loads of fun but not everyone's idea of everyday transportation. Additionally, unless you're on the smaller side, the seats get rather tiring after awhile.