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Official Brochure Leaked of Mitsubishi Evo X before Tokyo Show: Good Move!

Posted in Auto Show, Concept Cars, Mitsubishi by will bee | August 27th, 2007 | 6 Responses |

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With so many cars lined up for their first public unveiling’s to occur in the final auto shows of the season the buzz competition is tight. While we spend months covering speculations, renderings and masked test mules any lull in that coverage can cause a trail to grow cold. So just in time to keep interest high and curiosity peeked an official brochure of the new Mitsubishi Evo X has been leaked out via a Lancer Forum and is building the buzz anew for the new car.

The brochure itself is in Japanese so some of the details will require translation. However with any familiarity with auto brochures the visual story and stimulation from the leaked brochure develops the Evo X into quite an interesting action packed-drama. Increasing the action are the reports of the horsepower and performance within.

Official performance numbers as translated over at the MotorAuthority  indicate the new Mitsubishi Evo X will be producing 276-hp at 6,500-rpm and 311 ft. lbs. of torque at 3,500-rpm. However with that significant horsepower increase from previous models the Evo X may suffer some drag from the increased weight it will be carrying. According to the forums that will be an extra 100-150 kg in heavy built in baggage. Whether the weight is from the powerful engine or increased safety features is difficult to speculate at this time.

What is fairly easy to speculate at this time is the aggressive nature of the shell of the Evo X. Mitsubishi now has a street sedan that will certainly turn heads (some away, while others toward it). As compared to other Lancer’s the Evo X is certainly grabbing my attention. It is a welcomed break from the bleak styling invoked in most other sedans (that are not in Australia).

Check back for more updates on the Mitsubishi Evo X as the Tokyo Auto Show gets under way in October. Below are a few more photos from the brochure. To view the full brochure follow the link at the bottom of the page to the LancerRegister.

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Source[LancerRegister via Motor Authority]

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6 Responses

  1. Dee says:

    I don’t like how the new Evo looks.. what’s up with the dual colored front?

  2. Brad says:

    In Regards to Dee…
    While I can’t say why they chose to keep it a different color other than perhaps to make it stand out… The front fascia where it is colored differently is all designed for air intake. Obviously the top nostrils are for air to the Radiator and general airflow, while the lower wide open area is the intercooler for the turbo. The Larger (in most cases) your intercooler is and the more air you can get into it, the cooler it will keep your internals as well as the turbo which increases performance as well as longevity.

  3. Dee says:

    I’m aware of the functioning of the front grille.. I just don’t like the fact that the black on the RS offsets the rest of the car, especially on the red color. Now the premium to me has a better appearance, the grill is less noticeable and lets you enjoy the rest of the car. Also the Evo looks more European to me rather than a Japanese car… like an audi or volvo.. but that’s just my opinion.

  4. Brad says:

    I apologize I didn’t answer much of your question earlier.
    I agree on a few colors… ok, all but black and perhaps blue it seems a little out of place but I think it adds to the aggressiveness. Saying I don’t need to look pretty with numbers like these. While still holding the look of the previous Evo’s. At least it seems to be all for function, I think I noticed in a few of the pictures on the original post that there are air rams on the inner side of the fog lights as well. Basically I would have to say its all there for function, that bad boy is going to be running HOT! Plus with a Universal Grille, that makes it a little easier and cheaper in the event of replacement, if those horses get away from you.

  5. Dee says:

    I won’t argue with you on the inside works of this car. Evo’s are great cars when it comes to power and being compact. They are the very few I like on the Japanese side of the house. I’m just more of a girl that goes for the combo of power and looks.. power over appearance definitely. Mmmm.. the more horses.. more happy pleasing driving for me.

  6. niz says:

    yea but its evo10