UPDATE: These are fakes, the originals can be found here and here.
Mitsubishi has already told us that it will debut the all-new 2008 Lancer at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in early January. Our sources tell us that Mitsubishi doesn't have a shot in hell of keeping this thing secret until then, and this morning we find that the Lancer may already be out of the bag. Pics of what appears to be the all new Lancer have shown up on a Russian website, and while we can't verify whether or not the shots are official or well done Photoshop fakes, they do look convincing. Nevertheless, the new Mitsubishi Lancer is on deck and should be revealed in a more obvious way, either on purpose or by accident, fairly soon.
Check out the rear of the car after the jump.
[Source: Autonavigator.ru via Jalopnik]