Victoria Mitsubishi Evo X Mitsubishi Evolution 10 with Super All Wheel Control
 

Start Your Own Revolution at Victoria Mitsubishi
Let them eat dirt. The technologically advanced 2011 Lancer Evolution is ready to roll. Feel the unbridled power of the revolutionary 2.0-litre turbocharged and intercooled engine. Packing 291-horses worth of power, no one even comes close to the Lancer Evolution.

MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION

 
Start Your Own Revolution

Let them eat dirt. The technologically advanced Victoria Mitsubishi 2012 Lancer Evolution is ready to roll. Feel the unbridled power of the revolutionary 2.0-litre turbocharged and intercooled engine. Packing 291-horses worth of power, no one even comes close to the Lancer Evolution.

Push The Limits

Drop the hammer, seamlessly shifting gears with the Twin Clutch Sportronic® Shift Transmission (TC-SST). Switch gears in milliseconds with advanced gear options - choose from Normal, Sport and Super Sport. Corner your chosen circuit with ease and the sophisticated handling of Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC). So even when you’re flying, it keeps your wheels on the road.

Own The Road

Race cars use the best parts for every purpose no matter what the brand. Same goes for the Victoria Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR. EIBACH® springs and BILSTEIN® struts give uncompromising performance and handling. This suspension also keeps the ride supple over real-world pavement, with tough forged-aluminum control arms and enough travel for tough roads. The Lancer Evolution MR's racing-inspired Brembo brakes feature 2-piece front rotors with aluminum hats. This reduces un-sprung and weight for better handling and performance without sacrificing braking ability.

 

 
 
 

Why a Victoria Mitsubishi Evolution and not other sport car? Here is WHY!!

 

 
 
 

Here is how TOP GEAR compare Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution against other sport car.

 

 
 
 

Push The Limits
Drop the hammer, seamlessly shifting gears with the Twin Clutch Sportronic® Shift Transmission (TC-SST). Switch gears in milliseconds with advanced gear options - choose from Normal, Sport and Super Sport. Corner your chosen circuit with ease and the sophisticated handling of Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC). So even when you’re flying, it keeps your wheels on the road.

 

Own The Road
Race cars use the best parts for every purpose no matter what the brand. Same goes for the Lancer Evolution MR. EIBACH® springs and BILSTEIN® struts give uncompromising performance and handling. This suspension also keeps the ride supple over real-world pavement, with tough forged-aluminum control arms and enough travel for tough roads. The Lancer Evolution MR's racing-inspired Brembo brakes feature 2-piece front rotors with aluminum hats. This reduces un-sprung and weight for better handling and performance without sacrificing braking ability.

Canadian sports car enthusiasts have been blessed this year, as two new video game celebrities finally arrived in our market: the Nissan GT-E, and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. We've been taking them on the tracks in such games as Gran Turismo, and now, we have a chance to park one in our garage.

Obviously, the Evolution is half the price of a GT-R, but you get much more than half its performance. There are two versions of the Evo, the GSR tested here with the 5-speed manual, and the double-clutch MR.

 

Turbo boost
For Evo duty, the Lancer's 2.0-litre engine is turbocharged and intercooled to produce 291 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. That's over 145 horsepower per liter, and more than any other turbo four on the market, including GM's 260-hp 2.0L, Chrysler's 285-hp 2.4L motor and Mazda's 263-hp 2.3L.

Launching the GSR is actually tricky; press the gas and drop the clutch, and the car bogs down for about 2 seconds before blasting off like a rocket. That's quite irritating, like if the driveline needed some time to digest the incoming power surge. We tried to launch the car a few different ways, including revving the engine at 4,000 rpm for maximum torque before launch, but when we started smelling something toasting, we stopped.

The result is 0-100 km/h times of 6.6 seconds. Normally, the MR model we are actually testing the same week should be quicker with its sequential tranny, and it is; still, its recorded time of 6.1 seconds is slower than what we expected.

On the other hand, the Evo's passing power is remarkable. 80 to 120 km/h bursts take only 2.8 seconds; in the recent cars we've tested, only the Nissan GT-R could do better. Between 3,000 and 5,500 rpm, the car's engine becomes the Incredible Hulk.

 

Super grip
The Victoria Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution's all-wheel drive system is commendable. The car clings to any surface, rain, snow or shine, like a bug on flypaper. The steering has virtually no dead center and feels extremely dynamic; however, the car keeps wandering on truck-rutted highways. The best way to cure this is, well, to drive faster. The Evo's Hummer-like 11.8-meter turning circle diameter could be better, too.

This Lancer swills down fuel like a Hummer, too; our average of 15.7 L/100 km is unimpressive, despite the fact that we aren't even trying to be gentle with the gas pedal. With its 55-litre tank, the car's range is only about 350 km.

 

Steal those seats
Every Lancer Evolution comes with its own set of Recaro sport front seats, which are greatly supportive and wrap you up in felt-like fabric. But their thigh bolsters make getting in and out of the car a little more difficult, and we also wish the driver's seat would have a height adjuster. In back, legroom is a little tight, but otherwise, the accommodations are fine for a compact car.

For the price, we find that the dashboard lacks a little flair, as it looks pretty much like what you'll find in a base Lancer. The steering wheel lacks audio controls, so you're constantly reaching out to the radio's small buttons.
Also, the battery and washer fluid tank are mounted in the trunk for better weight distribution, or because there was no room left under the hood. As a result, the back seat doesn't fold down, and trunk space suffers accordingly.

 

Competition
The Victoria Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR carries a base price of $41,498, while the MR lists for $47,498. Which one is the better deal?

Let's see; for the extra $6,000, you get xenon headlights, a larger rear wing for additional flash, nicer alloy wheels, heated seats with leather patchwork, keyless entry and start and, of course, that fantastic twin-clutch gearbox. I wouldn't even hesitate stepping up to the MR, even if it meant eating Kraft Dinner every night for a year.

The Evo's natural enemy is the Subaru Impreza WRX STI which now starts at $39,995 for 2009. And that's it, as for as rally-inspired production cars go. Between the two, the STI feels like a better-finished product, if only slightly.

 

Conclusion
The Lancer Evolution from Victoria Mitsubishi is a little rough around the edges, but it's a quick machine that has razor-sharp handling and looks to match. And with the stout all-wheel drive hardware, you have a darn fine winter beater.

You have to put up with a stiff ride, though; that's something I wouldn't tolerate for very long, but maybe I'm just getting old. And if the high price bugs you, you might want to check out the WRX-fighter Lancer Ralliart, which just arrived in dealerships: 237 horsepower, all-wheel drive and a $33,000 price.