The rally-bred Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has always been a tremendous value, packing in loads of performance for not much money. According to Mitsubishi Galant Charlotte, for 2011, Mitsubishi has added even more standard equipment, which should make this road-going race car an even better performer.
It all starts with an all-aluminum, turbocharged and intercooled I4 engine, which boasts the Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) system. MIVEC adjusts the intake and exhaust cams to optimize power—a robust 291 hp and 300 lb.-ft. of torque—while also producing fewer exhaust emissions. This proven powerplant is then mated to either a short-throw five-speed manual gearbox (standard on the GSR) or the automaker’s Twin Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST), an advanced six-speed automatic that can operate in two separate modes.
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