In our rush to talk all about the extensive new features of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, most of us have forgotten that Mitsubishi has also announced the new Lancer Ralliart. The Ralliart is a detuned Mitsubishi Evo X, with a much simpler all-wheel drive (not from the Evo IX, as the press over-simplifies), no fender flares, smaller tires and wheels, smaller brakes, and much less HP and torque. You might compare it to the Subaru WRX in the marketplace, but it’s actually far more sophisticated than that car.
Expect a lot more detail from Mitsubishi soon, as it goes on sale in a few months.
Low res pictures follow:
Ralliart engine compartment
This will be a popular car with tuners, who will leverage Evo knowledge to unlock hidden horsepower.
How about the unusual new color?
Looks like an Evo inside! The Recaros are optional and the sophisticated TC -SST (minus the Super Sport mode) is the only tranny available.
- The Mitsubishi Evo section of our DrivingEnthusiast site, has an extensive collection of images and information going back to the Evo I.
- Our Pinterest site (>18,000 pins) has a Mitsubishi Evo Board (>110 pins).