Quick, but not exactly awe inspiring.
With the 2008 Evolution X, Mitsubishi attempted to rectify some of the Evo's (perceived) shortcomings by equipping the range-topping MR with more amenities, more sound-deadening material, a more compliant ride and a new twin-clutch transmission to balance back-road thrills with daily livability.
The turbo'd four is churning out 291 hp at 6,500 rpm, while peak torque 300.-ft.Skidpad grip also increased, from a strong.93 g to an astonishing.96, and braking from 70 to 0 mph was consistently impressive, at 158 feet when new and 162 feet in our final test.Weve already done more than a few hot laps.A quick call to The).Dohc, 4 valves/cyl, displacement 121.9 cu in/1998 cc, compression ratio.0:1.
Although that may not seem like many miles for a set of tires, it does represent more wear than the last-generations's even softer Advans could endure; they were lucky to accumulate 10,000 miles.
Test editor Scott Mortara cant say enough about it, The Evo has the best version of this kind of transmission to date.
GT-R debate, it comes down to what you value in a vehicle and your proclivity for power delivery.
It has a planted feel and little body roll, which means 115-mph entries into the double S-turns can be taken with a lot less pucker.
If you're looking for a quick and sporty four-door with a more raw appeal than those premium sedans, the Subaru WRX STI and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution are ready to rhaps you've seen our latest comparison of these two.
The second wave of sticker shock came from running costs, starting with the grippy Yokohama Advan A13C tires, which wore out in 16,000 miles and run 351, each.Motor Trend, long Term Update 4: 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.Buyer'S guide, we took the MR out to the track to see how the top-tier Evo with Mitsu's new twin-clutch transmisson stacks.Driving around town and blasting down off-ramps, the TC-SST proves to be a remarkably competent newest quicktime player for mac and engaging gearbox.With a revised.0:1 compression ratio, a semi-closed deck, an aluminum block and a twin-scroll turbo, the new mill has proven to be incredibly capable and eminently tweakable.Smooth, precise inputs may be the best way to lay down quick lap times, but with this much technology available to our extremities, we couldn't help chucking the steering wheel left to right and seeing how the electronics sorted things out.