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#1 of 80 Mitsubishi Evo X Prototype to be unveiled at NAIAS
Dec 18, 2006 (8:05 pm)
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.
#2 of 80 Do you have any more info ?
Dec 21, 2006 (5:48 am)
Is the car going to have leather seats or any other creature features ???? Just curious...
#3 of 80 Re: Do you have any more info ? [rockylee]
Dec 21, 2006 (8:23 pm)
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.
#4 of 80 Re: Do you have any more info ? [rcpax]
Dec 22, 2006 (10:09 am)
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.
#5 of 80 Re: Mitsubishi Evo X Prototype to be unveiled at NAIAS [rcpax]
Dec 25, 2006 (7:31 am)
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.
#6 of 80 Mitsubishi Prototype X
Jan 09, 2007 (12:52 am)
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.
#7 of 80 videos of the NAIAS presentation
Jan 09, 2007 (8:32 pm)
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.
#8 of 80 Re: videos of the NAIAS presentation [rcpax]
Jan 11, 2007 (12:38 pm)
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.
#9 of 80 Re: videos of the NAIAS presentation [byronwalter]
Jan 11, 2007 (7:12 pm)
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.
#10 of 80 Re: videos of the NAIAS presentation [rcpax]
Jan 12, 2007 (4:46 am)
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 ).
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!