Today Mitsubishi Motors Inc. in the UK has officially unveiled the details and images of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-400 which the company claims as the fastest and most extreme Lancer Evolution ever released.
The FQ-400 is powered by the 2.0-liter turbocharged MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control) petrol engine that produces 403 bhp at 6,500 rpm and 525 Nm (387 lb-ft) of maximum torque at just 3,500 rpm. The Evolution X accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds (est.) with an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.
The figures above are made possible with the installation of high-flow fuel injectors to the aluminum cylinder head and a new hybrid turbocharger that comes with low-friction bearings, a high temperature turbine and strengthened thrust bearing to increase response and reduce turbo lag. Apart from that, the FQ-400 also features an enhanced intercooler, a 3-inch diameter high flow stainless steel pipe and catalytic convertor and a remapped Engine Control Unit (ECU).
The Mitsubishi Evolution X FQ-400 uses Mitsubishi’s sophisticated Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) four-wheel-drive system coupled with a number of electronic systems that both enhance the car’s performance and safety, with Active Stability Control and Active Centre Differential, Active Yaw Control and Sport ABS for greater cornering ability, traction and grip. The driver can select via the wheel-mounted button for the most suitable setup (Tarmac, Gravel and Snow) for the S-AWC system.
Inside, the Evo X features Recaro bucket sport seats, liveried handbrake handle and carbon fiber gear knob, Bluetooth hands-free telephone connection, a CD-tuner with 30Gb hard drive, DVD satellite navigation and privacy glass, remote central locking, automatic headlamps and windscreen wipers and comfortable seating for five as well as a usefully sized boot.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-400 will be available from June 2009 for £49,999.
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