Lancer EVO Specs, Info & EVO History 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 (2023)

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo specs, model information & history, from the EVO 1 to the EVO 9.

Includes Engine specs, transmission specs and details of general updates for each incarnation of the Lancer Evolution.


Lancer EVO 1/EVO I Specs & Info

In October of 1992 the EVO 1 went on sale with 2,500 examples being available to meet Group A Rally homologation rules. The first 2,500 cars sold out in 3 days which led to Mitsubishi making another 2.500 cars. The differences between the normal road going Lancer and the Lancer Evolution were huge. The 4G63 powerplant was thoroughly updated with improvements being made to the breathing, turbo, fuel injection as well as the engine internals. A larger front mounted intercooler was installed which included its own water spray system.

Although these changes only gave the car an extra 10bhp the engine was well capable of handling more power. As would be expected with a rally car the body shell was extensively stiffened to cope with the rigors of the Safari and Acropolis Rally’s. The EVO 1 came with a viscous centre differential and a limited slip diff at the rear.

The GSR version was the more focused version and this came with air conditioning, Recaro seats, Momo steering wheel. tinted glass, abs, electric windows and mirrors plus a 6 speaker car audio system. The body work also had to comply with the rally regulations which meant all the scoops and vents which would be used to full effect on the rally car were also present on the road going version of the Lancer Evolution.

The RS EVO was much more focused on the rally stage meaning that it came without ABS, air conditioning, the Recaro seats and the alloy wheels found on the GSR. Instead the RS came with steel wheels and the result of the systems being left off the RS led to a 70kg reduction in weight.

Lancer Evolution 1 Specs:
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 250PS @ 6000rpm
Torque: 228lbs/ft @ 3000rpm
Weight: 1240kg (RS 1170kg)
Top Speed: 143mph
0-60 mph: 5.1 seconds
Brakes: 276mm front, 260mm rear
Wheels: 6.5×15 front and rear
Tyres: 195/55 VR15
Weight: 1240kg
Power to weight: 202bhp/ton

Couple this remarkable agility and adjustability with an engine that gets going at about 3500RPM and climbs with ever increasing savagery to well over 7000rpm and you have a car that is devastatingly fast across the ground….Harry Metcalfe later admits to working pretty hard to keep in touch in the 403bhp EVO X – EVO Magazine Issue 181

Amateur vid showing a drive-by of each incarnation of the EVO

Lancer EVO Specs/Information – EVO 2/EVO II

Although the EVO 1 proved extremely popular there were many areas that were improved upon for the EVO 2. The EVO 2 went on sale in December of 1993 and had a production run of 5000 examples, these took just 3 months to sell out.

The improvements of the EVO 1 started with the chassis, the track and wheelbase were increased to give better stability and cornering performance for the road car and the rally car, these track changes allowed the EVO 2 to wear 205/60-R15 tyres without rubbing. The torsional rigidity of the EVO 2 was increased by 30 percent over the EVO 1. Engine power was increased by another 10bhp with the use of a redesigned performance exhaust system and an increases in boost pressure. The gearbox and clutch were uprated and the rear LSD changed meaning that the RS and GSR versions both used the same item. On the outside there was a lower front bumper and an extra element was added to the rear wing. The interior saw even more supportive Recaro seats. The RS now came with same Momo steering wheel as the GSR.

Lancer Evolution Specs – EVO 2/EVO II
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 260PS @ 6000rpm
Torque: 228lbs/ft @ 3000rpm
Weight: 1250kg (RS: 1180kg)
Top Speed: 147mph
0-60 mph: 5.0 seconds

Lancer EVO Specs/Information – EVO 3/EVO III

The EVO 3 was released in January 1995 again with 5,000 examples being available with these being bought up faster than the EVO 2. The exhaust systems was upgraded again for the EVO 3 as a new TD05-16G6-7 turbo was used, this along with a slight increase in engine compression led to a 10bhp power rise. Cosmetically the front of the car was opened up dramatically leading to a much more aggressive look. These changes gave much better cooling not only for the intercooler and engine but also for the brakes. To compliment the new look at the front new side skirts were adopted along with a new rear bumper and new, higher rear wing.

Lancer Evolution Specs: EVO 3/EVO III
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 270PS @ 6250rpm
Torque: 228lbs/ft @ 3000rpm
Weight: 1260kg (RS: 1170kg)
Top Speed: 149mph
0-60 mph: 4.9 seconds

Lancer EVO Specs/Information – EVO 4/EVO IV

Mitsubishi were really starting to hit their stride with the EVO 4, this version was built on the new model Lancer which was released in October 1995 with the first batch of 6,000 EVO 4’s arriving in July of 2006. This number was increased to a total of 9,00 cars as the first batch sold out within three days.

In the EVO 4 the engine was turned through 180degrees to the now familiar transverse layout to allow the use of a new 4wd system. The 4G63 motor in the EVO 4 was the first to use a red cam cover. The engine was also revised with new internals and turbo. The new engine hit the Japanese power ceiling of 280ps with torque increasing by 14 percent. The new turbo was a TD05HR-16G6-9T which was connected to the engine with a newly designed exhaust manifold and downstream to a new higher flowing exhaust system. As the EVO 4 was built around the new Lancer the external differences were many with new bumpers, side skirts and a hoop rear wing in contrast to the previous versions which used a rear wing with a separate element. The EVO 4 saw the first version of Mitsubishi’s Active Yaw Control (AYC). The first version only acted on the rear diff and allowed the torque output to be altered from left to right depending on the attitude of the car. This change basically led to increased traction out of corners and was probably the single biggest improvement made to the Lancer Evolution up to the present day with the later versions using more sophisticated versions of this original AYC system.

The weight of the EVO 4 also increased as did the size of the brake sand the stiffness of the body shell. The GSR got a Momo steering wheel which now incorporated an air bag, passenger side air bag, white faced instrument cluster, new Recaro seats and a bolt on strut brace. The RS version came with a Momo steering wheel minus the air bag.

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Lancer Evolution Specs: EVO 4/EVO IV
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 280PS @ 6500rpm
Torque: 260lbs/ft @ 3000rpm
Weight: 1350kg (RS 1260kg)
Top Speed: 145mph (RS: 128mph)
0-60 mph: 4.8 seconds (RS: 4.4 seconds)`
Brakes: 276mm front, 284mm rear
Wheels: 6×16
Tyres: 205/55 R16
Weight: 1350kg
Power to weight: 208bhp/ton
0-62mph: 5.5secs
Top Speed: 112mph

As an all rounder it’s a much better car than the first EVO, but perhaps I expected a bigger leap. Some of the wildness has been dialled out to make way for greater control –EVO Magazine Issue 181

Viki Butler Henderson – Fifth Gear EVO 6 vs EVO 9

Lancer EVO Specs/Information – EVO 5/EVO V

Mitsubishi really went to town on the EVO 5 exploiting many more of the Group A rally regulations. Body work and chassis dimensions were increased to the maximum allowed by the Group A regulations. The wider track meant the EVO 5 had to have flared wheel arches to cover the wider 7.5 inch OZ alloy wheels. The bonnet was now home to the largest bonnet vent allowed by the regulations and the rear wing now had two elements.

On the suspension side camber adjusters were now incorporated as standard and new inverted type suspension struts were now used. The EVO 5 also got a new power steering pump which saved a few kgs over the old design. The engine was again revised with new pistons, a new turbo, new intercooler as well as the cooling system allowing the extra torque of this car to be delivered reliably both on the special stage and on the road. Bigger Brembo brakes were used which included 320mm diameter discs and 4 pot calipers with 300m solid discs being found at the back clamped by 2 pot Brembo calipers. The RS came without ABS and came with steel wheels and the same brakes found on previous EVO’s leaving it open to buyers to choose their own brake set up.

Lancer Evolution Specs: EVO 5/EVO V
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 280PS @ 6500rpm
Torque: 274 lbs/ft @ 3000rpm
Weight: 1360kg (RS: 1260kg)
Top Speed: 145mph (RS: 128mph)
0-60 mph: 4.8 seconds (RS: 4.4)

Mitsubishi EVO Specs/Information – EVO 6/EVO VI

The EVO 6 looked basically the same expect for a few minor revisions which increased stability and downforce, these were to comply with the new WRC regs. Again the cooling system was further revised which included a new external oil cooler. On the RS the turbo was changed to a TD05HRA-16G6-10.5T item which used a titanium turbine impeller to reduce weight and for increased strength. Both cars were given a better flowing intake pipe. Chassis modifications included forged aluminium suspension arms, extra spot welding, thicker steel and improved adhesive to increase strength and torsional rigidity. The EVO 6 also came with a new design of alloy wheel in the same size as he EVO 5. The interior had blue detailing in the form of stitching, materials and gauge cluster faces. MOMO steering wheel and Recaro seats were still included in the GSR.

Lancer Evolution Specs: EVO 6/EVO VI
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 280PS @ 6500rpm
Torque: 275lbs/ft @ 3000rpm
Weight: 1360kg (RS: 1260kg)
Top Speed: 150mph (RS: 128mph)
0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds (RS: 4.2 seconds)

Mitsubishi EVO Specs/Information – EVO 6 Tommi Makinen Edition

Unlike most car manufacturers where special editions have only superficial differences from the rest of the model line-up the Tommi Makinen Edition included some core improvements over the standard EVO 6. This included a new TD05HRA-15GK2-10.5T with a titanium turbine wheel, a quieter exhaust system, 10mm lowered suspension and a quicker steering rack. The front bumper lost the large driving lights and were replaced by large vents. The Makinen edition came with Enkei 17inch alloy wheels. 2,500 were made with many believing this to be the best example of the EVO line.

Everything you touch seems to have been honed until it’s operation is smooth and seamless, from the steering to the Brembo brakes – EVO Issue 181

Lancer Evolution Specs: EVO 6/EVO VI
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 280PS @ 6500rpm
Torque: 275lbs/ft @ 3000rpm
Weight: 1360kg (RS: 1260kg)
Top Speed: 150mph
0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds
Wheels: 7.5×17
Tyres: 225/45 ZR17
Price New: 32,995 GBP 2000
Brakes: 263mm front, 252mm rear
Transmission: 5 speed, center viscous coupling unit, AYC rear differential

EVO 6 Ralliart Special Editions
RS II – RS version with some GSR extras
RS Sprint – 320PS with special ECU, exhaust and air filter.
RSX – GSR/RS cross over, no AYC or ABS but with electrics
ZeroFighter (eXtreme UK): 340ps, red and white colour scheme
RS450: Based on RS II with 380PS and 390lbs/ft.

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Mitsubishi EVO Specs/Information: EVO 7/EVO VII

Available in January 2001 and controversially based on the Cedia platform the EVO 7 was heavier, bigger and less focused than previous versions. The engine in the EVO 7 featured hollow camshafts and a magnesium alloy cam cover to reduce weight at the top of the engine. The biggest improvement came with the update of the AYC which now worked with the ABS and had manually selectable settings of Snow, Gravel and Tarmac. The chassis was reworked but still used MacPherson struts at the front and multi link suspension at the rear. Mitsubishi claimed that the EVO 6 was a better handling car than the Tommi Makinen edition but many disagree. The interior got super supportive Recaro seats a new design of MOMO steering wheel with the rev-counter now placed centrally in front of the driver but unfortunately tyre car lacked auxiliary gauges. A redesigned rear spoiler was evident which increased downforce without increasing drag.

Mitsubishi Evolution Specs: EVO 7/EVO VII
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 280PS @ 6500rpm
Torque: 282lbs/ft @ 3000rpm
Weight: 1400kg (RS: 1320kg)
Top Speed: 157mph
0-60 mph: 4.9 seconds (RS: 4.7)

Other EVO VII’s

RSII: Half way between GSR and RS

RS Sprint: 318hp, 327lbs/ft – Created by Ralliart (Xtreme Autos).

Basis is a lightweight Japanese Spec EVO without ABS and AYC, shorter gearing than a GSR & has wind up windows. Xtreme Autos adds Recaro seats , firmer suspension, faster steering, 2.2 turns lock to lock and stronger con rod bolts to allow 1.4 bar of boost and a HKS Super Flow filter. Peak power is 320bhp and 327lbs/ft up 40bhp and 40 lbs/ft.

EVO End of Term March 2003 EVO Magazine – John Barker

“11 months has been like living life with a finger on the fast forward button…….its resillient ride, neck snapping on/off power delivery, manically short gearing & intake blare left me feeling as if I’d been assaulted….Co-ed Richard Meaden wrote, its like being caught up in a series of explosions…you can’t expect more than 20mpg…..only a hardened Caterham or Radical driver would complain about lack of sharpness because the EVO RS is full on whether your going to work or down the Craner Curves”

GT-A: More weight, less torque, semi auto gearbox

Extreme Autos: 339bhp

Extreme S: 357hp

Extreme SC: 458hp

2 Official versions in the UK: RSII & FQ-300 RSII equivalent of GSR

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Mitsubishi EVO/Specs Information: EVO 8/EVO VIII

Restyled exterior but with the new Super AYC.

Peter Lyon EVO – 6 Speed gearbox, triple cone syncros on first and second instead of double. Super AYC with double computing power of AYC & more efficient planetary gears. Cornering limits lifted to a new level (in back to back test with EVO 7). Super AYC sends more power to the outer rear wheel. 10kg heavier than EVO 7.

Mitsubishi Evolution Specs: EVO 8/EVO VIII
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 280PS @ 6500rpm
Torque: 282lbs/ft @ 3000rpm
Weight: 1410kg
Top Speed: 157mph
0-60 mph: 4.7 seconds

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Mitsubishi EVO/Specs Information: EVO 8 MR/EVO VIII MR

Billed as the ultimate EVO 8. Came with an aluminium roof, lightweight suspension, Bilstein dampers, anthracite alloys, carbon fibre rear wing element.

Mitsubishi Evolution Specs: EVO 8 MR/EVO VIII MR
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 280PS @ 6500rpm
Torque: 282lbs/ft @ 3000rpm
Weight: 1400kg
Top Speed: 157mph
0-60 mph: 4.7 seconds

Mitsubishi Evolution Specs: EVO 8 VIII 260/EVO VIII 260
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 265PS @ 3600rpm
Torque: 262lbs/ft @ 3200rpm
Weight: 1470kg
Top Speed: 157mph
0-60 mph: 5.9 seconds

Mitsubishi Evolution Specs: EVO 8 FQ-330/EVO VIII FQ-330
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 335PS @ 6800rpm
Torque: 315lbs/ft @ 5000rpm
Weight: 1410kg
Top Speed: 157mph
0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds

Mitsubishi Evolution Specs: EVO 8 FQ-340/EVO VIII FQ-340
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 345PS @ 6200rpm
Torque: 320lbs/ft @ 4985rpm
Weight: 1400kg
Top Speed: 157mph
0-60 mph: 4.3 seconds

Mitsubishi Evolution Specs: EVO 8 FQ-400/EVO VIII FQ-400
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 410PS @ 6700rpm
Torque: 355lbs/ft @ 5400rpm
Weight: 1400kg
Top Speed: 175mph
0-60 mph: 3.8 seconds

Mitsubishi EVO Specs/Information: EVO 9 /EVO IX

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MIVEC, Mitsubishis innovative variable valve timing technology was first seen on the EVO 9. In Japan the GT replaced the RSII. An estate version was also available. In the UK only FQ models were available.

Mitsubishi Evolution Specs: EVO 9 /EVO IX
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 286PS @ 6500rpm
Torque: 289lbs/ft @ 3500rpm
Weight: 1400kg (RS: 1310kg)
Top Speed: 157mph
0-60 mph: 4.4 seconds (RS: 4.2)

Mitsubishi Evolution Specs: EVO 9 FQ-300/EVO IX FQ-300
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 305PS @ 6950rpm
Torque: 297lbs/ft @ 4400rpm
Weight: 1400kg
Top Speed: 157mph
0-60 mph: 4.7 seconds

Mitsubishi Evolution Specs: EVO 9 FQ-320/EVO IX FQ-320
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 326PS @ 6700rpm
Torque: 305lbs/ft @ 4300rpm
Weight: 1400kg
Top Speed: 157mph
0-60 mph: 4.5 seconds

Mitsubishi Evolution Specs: EVO 9 FQ-340/EVO IX FQ-340
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 345PS @ 6800rpm
Torque: 321lbs/ft @ 4600rpm
Weight: 1400kg
Top Speed: 157mph
0-60 mph: 4.3 seconds

Mitsubishi Evolution Specs EVO 9 MR FQ-360
Engine: 1997cc
Power: 366bhp@6900rpm
Torque: 363 lbs/ft @ 3200rpm
Transmission: 6 speed manual, front LSD, Active center diff, Super AYV rear diff
Front suspension: McPherson struts, coil springs, dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear: Multi link, coil springs, dampers, anti-roll bar
Brakes: Ventilated, 320mm front, 300mm rear, ABS, EBD
Wheels: 8×17 front and rear
Tyres: 245/40 -18 front and rear
Weight: 1400kg
Power to weight: 266bhp/ton
0-62mph: 3.9 secs
Top speed: 157mph
Price New: 34,529GBP 2006

The result is immense turn-in agility and a frankly astonishing economy of input required to blast across these wet, freezing roads at breakneck speed. However, if you examine the detail, you find that not so much has changed from that first EVO – EVO Issue 181

see also:
EVO Tuning Specs vs Power
EVO 9 Performance Part Power Test
Mitsubishi EVO FQ300 Review
Mitsubishi EVO VII RS Sprint Review
Mitsubishi EVO Buying Guide
Mitsubishi EVO Tuning Specialists
EVO Tuning Guide

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What is the difference between Evo 8 and Evo 9? ›

So there's a little bit difference in power the Evo 8 has 206 kilowatts whereas the Evo 9 has 214

What is the fastest Evo model stock? ›

The quickest 0 to 60 mph times are:
  • #1 Lancer Evolution X FQ440: 3.6 seconds.
  • #2 Lancer Evolution VIII FQ400: 3.8 seconds.
  • #3 Lancer Evolution IX FQ360: 3.9 seconds.
  • #4 Lancer Evolution X FQ360: 4.0 seconds.
  • #5 Lancer Evolution IX FQ340: 4.3 seconds.
  • #6 Lancer Evo X FQ330: 4.4 seconds.

What is the rarest Evo? ›

The Evo VI Extreme is the rarest Evo of them all, with only 29 being built, which also makes it one of the most collectible. It was built by Ralliart UK and launched in 1999. The Extreme was based on a tuned RSII model that produced an incredible 350 hp, it did 0-60 mph in just 4 seconds and cost £41,995.

Which Evo engine is the best? ›

The best evolution has to be the Evo 8. It combines the redesign following the sixth generation with the power and comfort of the new age. It may not measure up to cars within the last decade when it comes to luxury but it is above par within its series.

What is the difference between Evo 8 and Evo 8? ›

Both cars have the new differential. The difference is the MR has an aluminum roof, comes stock with a 6-speed and it comes with the vortex generators on the roof. Oh, and it also comes with Bilstein shocks which makes the ride smoother and makes the car corner better. Oh, and also the MR has BBS wheels.

What does Mivec engine mean? ›

Variable Valve Timing Mechanism "MIVEC" Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system. The new MIVEC is a variable valve timing mechanism for minimizing fuel consumption. The intake valve lift is continuously varied according to the operating condition to reduce intake resistance.

Is Evo faster than STI? ›

The Evo averages an astonishing 4.6 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. It might only beat the Subaru STI to that mark because the Evo can get there, just barely, in second gear, although it also holds a slight advantage through the quarter-mile, too. That's despite ceding 10 horsepower and 192 pounds of curb weight to the STI.

What is Mitsubishi's fastest car? ›

The Evolution X (FQ 440) is the fastest Mitsubishi cars ever made with a 0-62 time of 3.6 seconds and had an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. The FQ 440 used a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine like all Lancers, but it made 440 hp with a torque output of 412 lb-ft.

Are Evo cars fast? ›

Starting from 30 mph, the insane Evo blasts to 170 mph in just 23 seconds. The digital readout on the right reveals just a little bit of speedometer error that far around the dial, but the takeaway is still the same. This car is seriously quick.

What was the best year of Lancer Evolution? ›

If you want an Evo for track use or as a fun weekend car, Evo X Forum and r/Mitsubishi sub-Reddit users recommend the 2003-2005 Lancer Evo VIII. The 2005 MR version is particularly desirable, due to its various factory mods.

What Evo is in Tokyo drift? ›

The 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX is a major car in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

How do you tell the difference between a Lancer and Evo? ›

engine: evo has forced induction, regular lancer does not. evo has big boy twin scroll turbo, ralliart has smaller single scroll. evo has oil cooler, ralliart/lancer do not. 4b11t (evo/ralliart engine) has different internals than base lancer motor (4b11 or 4b12) to support boost.

How many Evos are there? ›

There have been ten official versions to date, and the designation of each model is most commonly a Roman numeral.

Why is the Evo so popular? ›

Beyond the pure speed and handling prowess, the Evo is also popular and desirable due to the “raw” nature of its performance. While many modern cars are more then capable of similar turns of speed (both in a straight line and around corners) there are few cars that do it with such excitement and purity as the Evo.

What's the difference between GSR and Evo? ›

The GSR is part of the Evolution I models of the Mitsubishi Evo, while the MR belongs to the Evolution VIII group. The first generation Evo I cars, which include the GSR, have 5-speed manual engines, and were produced from October 1992 up to January 1994.

Are evos better than STI? ›

Fact is the Evo's 122 horsepower per liter easily bests the STI's 102 horsepower per liter. But it's not that simple either, as another important ratio to examine is weight to power. And no matter where it's measured-from the crankshaft or wheels-the STI has at least a 1.2-pound-per-horsepower advantage over the Evo.

What does Evo mean in cars? ›

“EVO” stands for “evolution,” since it's the latest iteration of Lamborghini's hugely popular V-10 Huracan. The “RWD” officially stands for “rear-wheel-drive,” since Lamborghini stripped the power from it's all-wheel-drive Huracan EVO to distribute all the power to back.

How much horsepower does a 4G63 have? ›

The last version of the factory turbocharged 4G63T engine that came with Lancer Evolution IX can deliver up to 287 hp and 289 lb·ft of torque.

What does MR mean in Evo? ›

However, in the case of the Evo, MR stands for Mitsubishi Racing. Mitsubishi MR platform.

What is an Evo 8 MR? ›

Evolution VIII MR is the first steel monocoque body Japanese production car to use an aluminum roof panel, reducing vehicle weight by some 4 kg.

What is GSR in Evo? ›

GSR is the 1st generation Evo car while MR is the 8th generation of the Evo cars. GSR was manufactured and launched by Mitsubishi in October 1992. It was produced till January 1994. the GSR model of Mitsubishi Evo cars has a 5-speed manual engine. The GSR model also comes with an OBP for USDM.

What Evo did Paul Walker Drive? ›

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII is major car 2 Fast 2 Furious driven by Paul Walker and was the stand in car that was not raced.

What motor is in the Evo 8? ›

Evo 8 & Evo 9 Built Engine Shortblocks for Sale

One of the most capable engines ever made is the Mitsubishi 4G63, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is most well known for its turbocharged variant found in the Lancer Evolution.

Why did Mitsubishi stop making Evo? ›

According to Mitsubishi Motors CEO and President, Takao Kato, the Lancer Evolution simply does not make any financial sense, despite investors pushing for the resurrection of the iconic model, discontinued in 2016.

What RPM does MIVEC kick? ›

While the conventional 4G92 engine provided 145 PS (107 kW; 143 hp) at 7000 rpm, the MIVEC-equipped engine could achieve 175 PS (129 kW; 173 hp) at 7500 rpm.

Is MIVEC the same as VTEC? ›

Long story short, MIVEC and VTEC are brand names of the same thing – variable valve timing technology.

Does VTEC make a car faster? ›

Honda developed its Variable Valve Timing & Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) technology to make its cars quicker, more efficient, and more enjoyable to drive overall.

How many Evo models are there? ›

There have been ten official versions to date, and the designation of each model is most commonly a Roman numeral. All generations use two-litre intercooled turbo inline four-cylinder engines and all-wheel drive systems. Japan: Okazaki, Aichi (Nagoya Plant) (first to ninth generations)

What Evo was in Tokyo drift? ›

The 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX is a major car in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

What Evo did Paul Walker Drive? ›

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII is major car 2 Fast 2 Furious driven by Paul Walker and was the stand in car that was not raced.

How many Evo 5 RS are there? ›

According to the Mitsi book by Brian Long 6000 Evolution V's were produced of which 777 were officially exported.

How do you tell if a Lancer is an Evo? ›

The Differences Between An Evo X and Lancer Ralliart - YouTube

Are evos reliable? ›

It's quieter, less frenetic, and has more modern amenities. The Recaro seats are also more comfortable, and it has a more advanced traction control system. However, as long as the car you buy hasn't been overly modified, the Evo can be a surprisingly reliable performance car.

Why did Mitsubishi stop making Evo? ›

Why did Mitsubishi discontinue the Lancer and Lancer Evolution? As efficiency and versatility became increasingly important to consumers, Mitsubishi decided to focus their efforts on crossover vehicles or hybrid cars in order to meet customer demand.

Can you drift a EVO? ›

Video guide to drifting in the Lamborghini Huracan EVO

Yes, this supercar can drift, and you can see it in action with the video guide from Lamborghini below.

What year was Paul Walker's EVO? ›

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Who killed Han Tokyo Drift? ›

Yet he then reappears in the next three Fast and Furious movies, which were set before Tokyo Drift. The circumstances of his death were clarified in Fast & Furious 6. Jason Statham's Deckard Shaw killed Han.

Is Lancer Evo fast? ›

Starting from 30 mph, the insane Evo blasts to 170 mph in just 23 seconds. The digital readout on the right reveals just a little bit of speedometer error that far around the dial, but the takeaway is still the same. This car is seriously quick.

How much horsepower did Brian's Evo have? ›

Mechanically, this EVO VII is stock, from the Brembos doing the stopping to the turbocharged 276-hp, 2.0-liter, DOHC, 16-valve four, five-speed transmission and all-wheel-drive system responsible for propulsion. Whatʼs not stock is the House of Kolor lime gold paint, the custom graphics, the Dream (D.A.M.D.)

What color is Paul Walker's EVO? ›

If you've seen the movie, you will certainly remember Paul Walker drove this lime-green Evo VII fitted with a big rear aluminum spoiler, custom side skirts and neon lights.

What does Evo stand for in cars? ›

Instead, it picks up on a naming scheme from the Lamborghini Huracan racing series specifically with the Huracan Super Trofeo EVO. In this case, EVO is short for evolution. The Huracan EVO is clearly an evolution for Huracan and the Lamborghini brand in general, and we can tell you why.

Is the 4B11T a good engine? ›

In stock trim the 4B11T engine generates substantially better low- end and mid-range power than the 4G63 engine. The 4B11 also realizes a 13.4 wheel horsepower advantage in peak power.


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