Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR
2003 Mitsubishi Evolution VIII
2003 Mitsubishi Evolution VIII
2003 Mitsubishi Evolution VIII
2003 Mitsubishi Evolution VIII
2003 Mitsubishi Evolution VIII
2003 Mitsubishi Evolution VIII

 

Eligible for import from the Mitsubishi Evolution VI onwards to Mitsubishi Evolution VIII these four wheel Drive Turbo-charged sports cars are based on the Mitsubishi Lancer platform but with a lot more power under the hood. The Evo was originally produced for competing in the World Rally Championships in which Tommi Mäkinenit won 1996 - 1999 driving in the Evo.

The Mitsubishi Evolution VI (09/1998 - 12/2000) lineup comes in a GSR & RS model. The RS was the version that was void of the luxury features to lower weight. There was also a Mitsubishi Evolution VI RS-2 (an RS but with some upgrades from the GSR version) and the Tommi Makinen version or a Mitsubishi Evolution 6.5 in honour of the rally wins with a different front bumper, embossed Recaro seats (with "T Makinen), 17" ENKEI white wheels, a MOMO steering wheel and shift knob, a titanium turbine that spooled up quicker, front upper strut brace, lowered, a quicker lock to lock steering and came in the standard colours including an exclusive shade of red with special decals commemorating the Rally car.


The Mitsubishi Evolution VII (2001 - 12/2002) was the first model in the Evo range to have an automatic transmission (GT-A version) and sported a number of upgrades over a GSR such as:

Interior

• Velour, full leather or Recaro seats
• Chrome handles
• Sound Deadening

Exterior

• 17" alloys
• Clear rear light lenses
• all-in-one front headlights
• short spoiler
• smooth bonnet (no air holes)

Mechanical

• Sound deadening on engine manifold and downpipe
• 5-speed auto called "fuzzy logic
• Gear select buttons on steering wheel

The Mitsubishi Evolution VII version also had a GSR, RS, RS-2 & GT-A version.

The Mitsubishi Evolution VIII (01/2003 - 12/2004) had a Super Active Yaw Control to handle traction along with a 6-speed manual gearbox again in the GSR and RS models. This release seen the MR version with reduced weight enhancements such as an aluminium roof. Bilstein Shock Absorbers, overall mechanical improvements and BBS alloy wheels.

 


Mitsubishi Evolution VI RS Produced from January 1999

Body Type
Sedan
Doors 4
Seats 5
Frame
GF-CP9A-SNDF
Dimensions (LxWxH)
4350 x 1770 x 1415mm
Curb Weight
1260kg
Transmission 5-speed manual
Engine Model / Type
4G63T (turbo) / serial 4 cylinder DOHC16 valve IC turbo
Engine Displacement
1997 cc
Power 205.94 kW @ 6500 rpm
Torque 372.65 N*m @ 3000 rpm
Turbo Charger
Turbo with intercooler
0-100 -
1/4 Mile
-
Fuel Type Premium Unleaded
Standard Equipment Power steering, front spoiler, rear spoiler, LSD (limited slip differential), steering wheel tilt, leather steering wheel, rear ELR3 point seat belts & side impact bars.
Factory Options Front fog lamps, rear wiper & aluminium wheels.

 


 

Mitsubishi Evolution VI GSR Produced from January 1999

Body Type
Sedan
Doors 4
Seats 5
Chassis GF-CP9A-SNGF
Dimensions (LxWxH)
4350 x 1770 x 1415mm
Curb Weight
1360kg
Transmission 5-speed manual
Engine Model / Type
4G63T (turbo) / serial 4 cylinder DOHC16 valve IC turbo
Engine Displacement
1997 cc
Power 205.94 kW @ 6500 rpm
Torque 372.65 N*m @ 3000 rpm
Turbo Charger
Turbo with intercooler
0-100 5 seconds
1/4 Mile
-
Fuel Type Premium Unleaded
Standard Equipment Power Steering, rear wiper, front spoiler, rear spoiler, ABS (antilock brake system), LSD (limited slip differential), 17 inch standard aluminium wheels, full automatic air conditioner, central locking, power windows, steering wheel tilt, leather steering wheel, rear ELR3 point seat belts, side impact bars and driver and passenger airbags.
Factory Options Sunroof & front fog lamps.

 





 


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