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The baddest Lancers you can ask for

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The baddest Lancers you can ask for -> NOT 56K friendly

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V

While being one of the most succesful rally cars of the last decade, the Lancer Evo V was produced for only 1 year starting in early 1998, for a total run of 6000 street-cars. On top of what the previous Lancer had to offer, the V has a larger radiator, a shorter intake manifold, new conrods/pistons, a different turbocharger as well as a much larger intercooler below the front bumper and new engine management system. The suspension was redesigned with new mounting points and larger 225/45ZR17 tires plus an adjustable spoiler with 4 available positions were fitted. Braking was also improved, the major differences being the larger 320mm (12.6 inch) rotors with Brembo 4 pot aluminum calipers up front and 290mm (11.4 inch) units with 2 pots in the back. Like all Evos, all four wheels receive power, which is split 50/50 front/rear through a central viscous coupler. In the end, the V provides a better package than the IV, an already excellent car, in every respect. It produces more torque (and possibly horsepower, but not on paper), stops better and provides more neutral handling with perhaps slight oversteer. Impersonating Tommi Makkinen has never been this easy!

Base Price, 76,560
Engine Type turbocharged dohc I4
Powertrain Layout front engine/awd
Displacement, cc 1997
[email protected] [email protected] Torque, [email protected] [email protected]
Curb Weight, lb 2998
0-60 mph, sec 5.1
1/4 mile, [email protected] - 600 ft slalom, mph -
Top Speed, mph 112

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but lets be realistic, there's only a couple parts near your city when you can really open it up in 6th pushing 120mph+
hmmm I'm not sure why the Evo and WRXs can't hang about at high speeds? I'm inclined to think that it's because it wasn't built for such speeds. If you think about it both Evos and WRXs are Rally-built rather than for the suburban domestic use. In rally it's more about cornering and traction and not speed so that might be the reason.

A fast car does not necessary means it can travel at higher speeds. It may well be the design of the car itself which allows it to travel at high speeds eg. weight, aerodynamics etc.
9000RPM said:

Displacement plays some role in this as well. can only get so much out of a 2.0L before things cut out but a 3.0+ V6 or 5.0L V8? well it's "potential" left right and centre.
9000RPM said:
Evo8 will use a completely new engine design from the ground up. I wonder what effect it will have.
Where did you hear this?
By the rate Mitsubishi is going there will be more evo cars than generations of Corollas. It's on par with Civic.:p
OMG i think im in love with the lancer evo v.....that is so phat, i really think it'll be kewl to see those on the roads, maybe i'll see more of those then the wrx's:D

any new news/info regarding the Lancer Evo that's gonna hit US?
new release date.. specs.. etc., thanks.
rumorsHG said:

if your refering to the zero fighter, then i dunno either?
9000, any ideas?

Alot of Japanese cars have those..They are reverse fog lights(you know, for backing up)

A good [email protected] idea...
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