Friday, December 19, 2008

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

The all-new tenth-generation Lancer Evolution was introduced by Mitsubishi for the 2008 model year, offered in two versions: the trimmed version GSR and the upgraded MR includes Mitsubishi's new Twin Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST) feature.

Both trim levels feature the new all-aluminum 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder MIVEC4 motor producing 295 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque and Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) drive system.

The S-AWC system, which regulates torque and braking at each wheel includes a bevy of acronyms: ASC (Active Stability Control), ACD (Active Center Differential), AYC (Active Yaw Control) and Sport ABS, an ABS system designed for aggressive driving. The biggest difference over the outgoing car is the large number of yaw sensors included in the system, all designed to keep the Evo X on its intended path. The S-AWC system can be set for three different road surfaces: tarmac (standard), ice and gravel.

The Twin Clutch SST on the MR appears similar to Audi/VW's DSG system; even and odd gears are on separate clutches for rapid-fire shifting and no torque loss between gears. Shifting of the TC-SST is controlled by alloy paddles on the steering wheel or the gear shift lever when in manual mode, and by the engine computer in automatic mode. The system has three modes: Normal, Sport and S-Sport, the latter providing the most aggressive, fast shifts.

The EVO X is rich in features.... I wish I could own one 1:1.... Anyway that's just a dream, in order to fulfill my little dream I just bought one 1/43 scaled for my collection....









1 comment:

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