Tuesday, November 20, 2007

2008 Mitsubishi Evolution X

Here are the specs of the new 2008 Evolution X:

-Wheelbase 104.3 in. Length 177.0 in. Height 58.3 in. Width 71.3 in.

-Engine DOHC MIVEC 2.0-liter inline 4; intercooled/turbocharged Horsepower 291 @ 6,500 rpm Torque 300 lb.-ft. (est.) @ 4,400 rpm

-Transmission GSR: 5-speed manualMR: 6-speed TC-SST with magnesium steering wheel shifter paddles

-Dynamics Super-All Wheel Control with Active Center Differential (ACD) 4-wheel drive, Active Yaw Control (AYC) rear differential, Active Stability Control (ASC) and Sports ABS

-Wheels GSR: 18 x 8.5 Enkei cast alloyMR: 18 x 8.5 BBS forged alloy Tires 245/40R18 Yokohama ADVAN asymmetrical performance tires

I hear weight is up to 3400-3500 lbs compared to 3200-3300 lbs of the previous models. The S-AWC is going to make for a better handling car all around, but its a bummer to see the weight go up every year. The original Evolutions weighed 2900-3000 lbs. But, looking at the new GT-R from Nissan, it follows the same pattern, going from 3400+ lbs to 3800 lbs. Ouch! But, it also picked up 200 rated hp (480 from 280hp(we all know they were more like 350)).

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