Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX

The "Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution", also known as the "Lancer Evo" or simply "Evo", is the racing version of the Mitsubishi Lancer produced from 1992 by "Mitsubishi Motors Corporation". Were produced ten versions and the numerical designation is given by a roman numeral. The Evolution models up to "V" were the basis of the rally car with which Mitsubishi was running in Group A of the WRC. Just to fit with prevailing regulations, the rally version was based on the road, although in reality the body was the only thing in common.

MMC introduced the Lancer Evolution IX in March 2005 in Japan. On the same day also is been presented it in the Geneva Motor Show for the European market. The North American market had to wait a month before admire it at the show in New York.

The 2.0 liter engine suffered, with the entry of the new version, the adoption of the system MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system, electronic system of the lift of the Mitsubishi valves) and ensured the official power of 280 hp and a torque of 392 N • m (355 for the European market due to the adoption of the prerogatives to comply with the Euro 4). In Europe, the Lancer was available in three versions, the GSR, RS andGT. The GSR was, as usual, the best equipped, so as to "afford" the presence of an automatic air conditioning, manual 6-speed gearbox, the Super AYC system (once again improved compared to the Evo VIII), the aluminum roof. The RS, like the GT, had a manual 5-speed close-ratio, the aluminum roof, interior decidedly minimalist, the turbine titanium for racing (provides greater response at low rpm and improved recovery). The difference is that the GT was inspired interiors GSR. The Lancer Evolution IX was also built in station wagon version: had the same front of Evo, while behind it was inspired by the Lancer series quieter, with the cut of the tail. Of this model were introduced two versions: the GT with a 6-speed manual transmission and the GT-A, incorporating the automatic Evo VII GT-A with 5-speed transmission. An important prototype based on the Evolution IX was the Evolution MIEV that, based on the platform of traditional Evo, had 4 electric motors attached to each wheel. The engines of the MIEV present an innovation compared to the classic electric motor adopted by some other cars: it was based on a system that poses the rotor outside the stator, that is exactly the opposite of the classical position. In total, the engines of MIEV guaranteed the power of 275 hp, more or less the equivalent petrol version than classic. Note that it also participated in the Shikoku EV (Electric Vehicle) Rally 2005.


Length: 4490 mm
Width: 1770 mm
Wheelbase: 2625 mm
Weight: 1310 kg

Layout: front transverse
Number of cylinders: 4 in line
Displacement: 1997.4 cc.
Maximum engine power: 297CV at 4570 rpm
Maximum torque: 56.7 kgm at 3750 rpm

Bore and Stroke:
85x 88 mm
Compression ratio

Double overhead camshaft with variable valve timing MIVEC 16-valve

Electronic injection, turbocharger

Wheel drive
Transmission speed gearbox 5-speed

McPherson type front suspension, independent rear multi-link double wishbone

Front brakes:
Asphalt: ø320 mm ventilated discs
Earth: ø276 mm ventilated discs

Rear brakes:
Asphalt: ø300 mm discs
Earth: Disc ø284 mm

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