Skidpad grip also increased, from a strong.93 g to an astonishing.96, and braking from 70 to 0 mph was consistently impressive, at 158 feet when new and 162 feet in our final test.
This is not a model for the masses, but, if you prefer taking the long way home because the twisty route is more fun than a mundane freeway, youll appreciate the Evo.
But we wanted to try the new TC-SST dual-clutch gearbox that is offered only on the MR, which also includes upgrades such as Bilstein shocks, lightweight wheels, HID headlamps, and keyless ignition.
Americans, however, started embracing it when the model was introduced there in 2003.I was told I had a grin on my face every time I climbed out of it and that says more about this car than any words can convey.Under the aluminum hood, with its functional vents and air duct, is an all-new,.0-litre four-cylinder.The ride may be a bit firm for some, but the payoff in handling is worth that price.At highway speed, just tickle the accelerator and you instantly have increased speed to make a safe lane change or merge.The handling, with a new suspension system plus high-response performance shocks, wider track and larger wheels, is amazing.Choose makeAbarthAlfa RomeoAlpineArielAston model.With that of our previous long-term Evo viii, a 2003 model, which rang up 3706 in bills over the 40,000-mile test.For 2010, Mitsubishi has added the MR Touring model that loses the juvenile rear wing and adds some luxury trappings, but it costs 2000 more than the standard.
Especially at the gas pump.
At 100 kilometres an hour, the fourbanger was spinning at 3,000 rpm, creating a din throughout the cabin.
This dynamic stability control system made me look and feel like a rally-driving pro while tossing the tester around some remote roads.The rack-and-pinion steering is so direct that guiding the Evo through anything twisty is sheer joy.With help from a turbocharger and intercooler, the motor cranks out just a tick less than 300 horsepower and there are rumours that this output is just a starting point for future versions.It can be tuned to be very quick, and will make you smile every time you drive it!Price: base/as tested: 41,498/same, destination charge: 1,245, transport Canada fuel economy: L/100.9 city,.0 hwy.When its time to throw out the anchor, massive Brembo brakes front and rear haul the Evo down in short order.THE specs, type of vehicle: All-wheel-drive, compact sports sedan.Standard features: Recaro sport seats, dual exhaust, Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) the passion test ebook with steering wheel-mounted switch, 18-inch Enkei alloy wheels, seven air bags (dual front, side impact, side curtains and drivers knee bag automatic climate control, aluminum pedals, power windows and door locks, cruise control, fog.Compare that 5059 sum3128 in tires alone!