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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Autoart Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX

Autoart Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX, 1:18 scale. In one of my favorite colors in automobiles, yellow. Thanks for viewing.

Some facts from Wikipedia:
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, colloquially known as the Lancer Evo or Evo,
is a high-performance sedan manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors. There have been
ten official versions to date, and the designation of each model is most
commonly a roman numeral. All use two litre, turbocharged engines and four-wheel
drive systems.
The Evolution was originally intended only for Japanese markets, but demand on
the "grey import" market led the Evolution series to be offered through Ralliart
dealer networks in the United Kingdom and in various European markets from
around 1998. Mitsubishi decided to export the eighth generation Evolution to the
United States in 2003 after witnessing the success Subaru had in that market
with their Impreza WRX, a direct competitor in other global regions.
Japanese-spec cars were limited by a gentlemen's agreement to advertise no more
than 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp), a mark already reached by Evolution IV. Therefore,
each subsequent version has unofficially evolved above the advertised power
figures, with the Japanese-spec Evolution IX reaching an alleged output of
around 321 PS (236 kW; 317 hp). Various versions available in other markets,
particularly the UK, have official power outputs up to 411 PS (302 kW; 405 hp).
The tenth generation of the Lancer Evolution was launched in Japan 2007, and
overseas markets in 2008.
Mitsubishi introduced the Lancer Evolution IX in Japan on March 3, 2005, and
exhibited the car at the Geneva Motor Show for the European market the same
day. The North American markets saw the model exhibited at the New York
International Auto Show the following month. The 2.0 L 4G63 engine has MIVEC
technology (variable valve timing), and a revised turbocharger design boosting
official power output at the crankshaft to 291 PS (214 kW; 287 hp) and torque to
392 N·m (289 lb·ft).
The USDM Lancer Evolution IX models: standard (Grand Sport Rally or "GSR" in
some markets), RS (Rally Sport), SE (Special Edition) and MR (Mitsubishi Racing)
varied slightly in their performance capabilities. Subtleties unique to each
model accounted for variations in acceleration, handling and top speed. The RS
excluded features standard on the standard, SE and MR models (stereo system,
power windows and locks, rear wiper, rear wing, trunk lining and sound
insulation). The result is a weight savings of over 60 lb (27 kg). The fuel
capacity remains the same as the Evo VIII at 14 USgal (53 L).

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