With its rally racing-inspired design, electronic driver aids and potent turbocharged power, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR is one of the most capable high-performance sports sedans in the marketplace today. But the lusty appeal of this instantly recognizable 4-door is not limited just to the North American market; the "Evo" has a rabid fan following throughout the world. (continued below)
2011 Lancer Evolution MR Photo Gallery
Mitsubishi Evolution Adds Sportier Sounding Exhaust, New Equipment for 2011
Source: Mitsubishi | Published: Thu Oct 14, 2010
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Two versions of the Lancer Evolution will be offered in the U.S. market for
the 2011 model year: the GSR model that features a short-throw 5-speed manual
transmission along with a long list of standard features as well as numerous
advanced electronic driver aids including the advanced Super All-Wheel Control
(S-AWC) full-time all-wheel drive system and an even better equipped MR edition
that includes Mitsubishi's remarkable 6-speed Twin Clutch Sportronic-Shift
New for the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Mitsubishi's FUSE Hands-free Link System This innovative
technology gives users the ability to access their Bluetooth-enabled cell
phone, iPod or USB drive with the sound of their voice. By using simple
voice commands, users can make hands-free phone calls and play their
favorite songs by artist, genre, album or playlist. What's more, the
Gracenote software that recognizes the names of musical artists and their
songs can be updated for free so that as consumers add more and more new
music, the FUSE system will recognize these new voice commands.
Real-Time Traffic (RTT) A very convenient and informative
real-time traffic (RTT) function has been added to the available 40GB HDD
Retuned Exhaust The Lancer Evolution's exhaust system has been
tuned for an even more sporty-sounding exhaust note.
USB auxiliary input Every Lancer Evolution features a
convenient USB port that is easily accessed inside the storage bin between
the two front seats.
Aggressive Racing Car-Inspired Styling
Automotive enthusiasts -
especially fans of motorsports - have long appreciated the distinctive and
aggressive body lines that have been a trademark characteristic throughout the
years for the Lancer Evolution sports sedan. The current 10th-generation car
continues to carry this trend but does so with a design aesthetic that is
arguably the most refined interpretation of this legendary high-performance
sports sedan's long and storied sporting history.
Inspired by the air
intakes on jet fighters, the tall and wide openings of the car's front fascia
not only lend the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR an imposing face but also flow
vast volumes of air into the engine compartment to provide beneficial cooling to
the radiator and intercooler, helping to maximize power production. Vents
located atop the lightweight aluminum hood and on the sheetmetal aft of the
front wheels are as functional as they are stylish as they help to evacuate hot
air from within the engine compartment.
Protruding fenders at all four
corners, a relatively tall beltline that slopes slightly downward towards the
front of the vehicle and the car's short rear deck lid all combine to give the
Lancer Evolution MR a stance that is both muscular and attractive-looking.
A low-profile rear lip spoiler round out the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer
Evolution MR's exciting race car-inspired exterior styling.