Mitsubishi Evo IX (2005–2008)
Mitsubish Evo IX launched
For EVO IX, Mitsubishi carried over Bilstein suspension and Active Centre Differential of the EVO VIII MR range, with new rear springs which reduce height of car and enable ‘Super Active Yaw Control’ to work better. New MIVEC variable valve timing improves breathing at high revs and throttle response from low engine speeds. Outside, subtle revisions to front grille and rear bumper diffuser, carbon fibre look to spoiler and interior trim, and new Enkei 17” 5-spoke alloys with ADVAN AO46 235/45ZR17 tyres. Aluminium roof and side impact bars that complement the aluminium bonnet introduced on the EVO VIII.
- FQ 300: 1,997cc 16 valve DOHC MIVEC turbo intercooled: 228kW (305bhp) at 6,950 rpm; 403Nm (297 lb ft) torque at 4,400 rpm. 0-60 4.5 seconds; top speed 157 mph (rev limited); combined mpg: 20.5; CO2 emissions: 334g/km. Duty Band F £165pa. IG20D. Price £27,999.
- FQ 320: 1,997cc 16 valve DOHC MIVEC turbo intercooled: 243kW (326bhp) at 6,700 rpm; 415Nm (305 lb ft) torque at 4,300 rpm. 0-60 4.3 seconds; top speed 157 mph (rev limited); combined mpg: 21.6; CO2 emissions: 334g/km. Duty Band F £165pa. IG20D. Price £29,999.
- FQ 340: 1,997cc 16 valve DOHC MIVEC turbo intercooled: 257kW (345bhp) at 6,800 rpm; 435Nm (321 lb ft) torque at 4,400 rpm. 0-60 4.1 seconds; top speed 157 mph (rev limited); combined mpg: TBA; CO2 emissions: 334g/km. Duty Band F £165pa. IG20D. Price £32,999.
FQ 360 announced at the London Motor SHow
FQ-360 made debut at London Motor Show in July 2006 with first deliveries September 2006.
Full Evo model range now
- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX FQ-300 £28,039
- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX FQ-320 £30,039
- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX FQ-340 £33,039
- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX FQ-360 £35,504
FQ-360 developed by Ralliart, which was also did the limited edition FQ-400. The FQ-360 shares some of its key components. Mitsubishi’s engineers sought to improve the performance of the 1997cc 4-cylinder 4G63 twin scroll turbo engine with the a high pressure fuel pump and a high-flow catalytic
converter, both of which were employed in the FQ-400. The ECU has been fully reprogrammed to create a car that delivers 366bhp at 6,887rpm and 363lb ft of torque at 3,200rpm.
The torque output is the key to this car’s character. The peak output of 363lb ft is 8lb ft more than the FQ-400 produced and is delivered 2,200rpm lower down the rev range. It’s also 18lb ft more than the FQ-340 to optimise the FQ-360’s driveability. 0-60mph in an estimated 4.1sec and top 160mph.
Warranty: 3 years unlimited mileage warranty, 6 year anti corrosion perforation warranty, 3 year pan-European breakdown & recovery service
Servicing: Every 4,500 miles or 12 months.