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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X special edition launched in UK

27 Mar 2014 / 0

Mitsubishi Motors has launched the Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR special edition to celebrate the company’s 40-year presence in the UK. The Japanese firm will be producing only 40 examples of this special edition which will be priced at 50,000 pounds (Rs 49.9 lakh). The car is available only in frost white colour to be sold only in the UK.

The design remains the same with minor changes which includes bi-xenon headlights with adaptive front lighting system (AFS), 18-inch BBS alloy wheels, front fog lamps and motorsport spec wiper blades.

The interiors get Rockford Fosgate audio with eight speakers and subwoofer, 7-inch LCD touch screen with navigation,  leather-covered steering wheel mounted with audio and cruise control and Recaro bucket leather seats.

evo X special edition

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR special edition

The engine has been uprated to produce more power with a custom ECU remapping, the figures have been bumped up to produce 446PS and 558Nm of torque. The transmission is a six-speed twin clutch sports shift transmission (SST) which transfers power to the four wheels through super-all wheel control (S-AWC) full time 4WD system. Eibach coil springs have been employed for both the front and rear suspensions. Handling has been optimised further by lowering the front suspension by 35mm and the rear by 30mm. Janspeed has provided the exhaust system, intake piping kit and tubular manifold.

As part of the vehicle warranty, the car will be fitted with a data recorder that will be connected to the on-board diagnostic system. This system will collect and record information such as present location, vehicle diagnostics, driving style and performance. All of this data will be available to the owner of the vehicle for later reference.

Lance Bradley, MD, Mitsubishi Motors UK, said, “Mitsubishi Motors in the UK are pleased to announce that as part of our celebrations of being 40 years in the UK, we will be producing 40 special edition Evo Xs. The Lancer Evolution has always been a halo model for Mitsubishi and this special edition is no exception. More powerful than ever before and with a very limited availability, it will be a ‘must have’ for all die-hard Evolution fans!”

 

MITSUBISHI MOTORS IN THE UK ANNOUNCES SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY LANCER EVOLUTION X

CIRENCESTER – Mitsubishi Motors in the UK is pleased to announce details of the forthcoming Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR special edition which is making an historic return to help celebrate the company’s 40th Anniversary in the UK.

The Lancer Evolution X has already achieved legendary status thanks to its past rallying successes and this special edition will help push the boundaries even further with more power than ever before.

FQ-440 Specification

Technology:

Bespoke engine ECU re-map developing 440bhp at 6,800rpm and 412 lb.ft at 3,100rpm
HKS turbo
Janspeed exhaust system with a high-flow sports catalytic convertor
6 Speed Twin Clutch Sports Shift Transmission (SST)
Janspeed intake & intercooler piping kit
Janspeed tubular manifold
Motorsport specification high-flow fuel injectors
Alcon front braking system – 6 pot mono-block front calipers with floating disc and bell assembly
Alcon rear caliper with floating disc and bell assembly
Front suspension lowered by 35mm [1]
Rear suspension lowered by 30mm [2]
Eibach coil springs
Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) with full time 4WD system
Keyless Operation System (KOS) with push button start
CAT 1 approved alarm immobiliser

Exterior:

Forged 18” BBS alloy wheels
Bi-xenon headlights with adaptive front-lighting system (AFS)
Front fog lamps
PIAA motorsport silicone windscreen wiper blades

Interior:

Recaro branded leather bucket seats
Rockford Fosgate premium audio with SD card based music server – 8 speakers + subwoofer
Leather sports steering wheel with audio and cruise controls
SD Card based Navigation system with 7-inch LCD touch screen
Airbags – dual front, side, curtain and driver’s knee SRS airbags
Bluetooth handsfree system with music streaming
High contrast LCD Display
Climate control
USB terminal

Additional Equipment:

All vehicles will be fitted with a data recorder which is connected through the On-board diagnostic (OBD) system. This will record details such as driving style, performance, vehicle diagnostics, and present location. Details of the data will be available to both CCC and the registered owner of the vehicle. The fitment of, and reporting of data from this device is a condition of the vehicle warranty. A three year subscription to the service is included in the vehicle price.

Colours

Lancer Evolution will only be available in Frost White (W37)

Pricing

QG5 Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR will be priced £50,000

Servicing and Warranty

Servicing schedules for the Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR will consist of an initial 1,000 mile oil change, with further service intervals at 4,500 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. The FQ-440 is supplied with a comprehensive 3yr or 36,000 mile warranty.

Lance Bradley, Managing Director for Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said:

“Mitsubishi Motors in the UK are pleased to announce that, as part of our celebrations of being 40 years in the UK, we will be producing 40 special edition Evo Xs. The Lancer Evolution has always been a halo model for Mitsubishi and this special edition is no exception. More powerful than ever before and with a very limited availability, it will be a ‘must have’ for all die-hard Evolution fans!”

ENDS


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