The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution was developed in 1990 with intention to compete in WRC(World Rally Competition). Having a powerful turbo-charged engine and an all wheel drive, the Evolution became a highlighted rally car. This vehicle is mainly aimed at people who value speed and handling, more than anything else. As word is going rounds, this iconic rally, street legal vehicle will be discontinued shortly after the year 2015. Initially Mitsubishi planned on having this product on sale in the Japanese home market, but after demands globally arose the plans changed and the vehicles created storming sales. The car has featured in a few movies, the looks of this car makes it confusing for a regular person to understand if it's just a sedan or a sedan that has immense power under the hood.
On the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the company in Europe, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X was revealed. The concept of the X was revealed at the 39th Tokyo Motor Show named the 'Concept-X' it was designed at it's European designing centre. It's a lengthy car in an out, the Evo gets just about the right amount of spectators on the streets. Well again only petroheads intend to stare and drool when they spot the vehicle at corners, a reputed automobile reviewer described the Evo as “A wolf in a sheep’s disguise”. The DNA of the older generation Evolution's still exist in the present X model, but it has been slightly tuned higher in performance and certain parts of it's design.
The Mitsubishi Evolution X sedan features a newly designed 4B11T 2.0L turbo-charged, all aluminum inline-4 GEMA(Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance) engine. It also features Mitsubishi's new sequential semi-automatic six speed SST twin-clutch transmission with steering mounted magnesium alloy shift paddles. A five speed manual gear box will also be available in the market. The new Evolution also features Mitsubishi's next generation RISE(Realized Impact Safety Evolution) safety body. While it has unique talent for impossibly quick cornering speeds, the Evo is anything but slow in a straight line dash. The car being clocked 5.4 seconds at 0-100Km with the six-speed manual, while the MR edition with it's mandatory six-speed twin clutch transmission gets clocked at 5.6 seconds. The Evolution X is recommended as a moderate daily use vehicle. The driving and performance of the car differs to the two modes available in the car. When the car is put into drive mode, it sails smoothly though the busy streets in the city, when your on the open highway and switch to S-Sport mode then at that moment is when you feel Evolution Revolution.
The Exterior styling has taken a leap from the past models, but in the interior there are resemblances with the old Evolution's. The control layout is functional, and it differs from different variants, if the customer is looking for more luxury you are free to look somewhere else. It's sprouted a set of Recaro bucket seats in the front, which gives the driver and the co-pilot to feel the comfort a rally driver gets while driving one of the evolution's on the track. For people who love their music high and surrounding the vehicle is equipped with eight speakers, seven-inch satellite navigation quipped display for en route. Bluetooth with music streaming and climate control is also present. There are seven airbags fitted in the vehicle as a safety feature.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X is priced at 49.95 lakhs, after all if your looking for a new car and then customizing it into a sporty look, here you have a car that is factory made that way and would live up to your expectations of a modified sports car.
Tuned to produce more power than the old generations
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