• Jul 2, 2008


Click for a hi-res gallery of the Mitsubishi Evo X

Some cars look bad-ass, while others have a bad-ass image. The latest Mitsubishi Evo ticks both boxes, and ticks them off with a big X. Despite being based on the run-of-the-mill, work-a-day Lancer sedan, the Evo X has all the attitude you could ask from a performance icon, with the actual performance to back it up.

With the Evolution X now upon us, Mitsubishi has released no fewer than 35 new jumbo images of the beast, which we've added to our ever-growing high-resolution gallery for a total of 89 images to thrash your desktop into submission. Check out what happens when the Evo comes to town by clicking the thumbnails below.

[Source: Mitsubishi]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I think I'm the only one in the world who thinks this but I'll share it with you - I love the styling cues of the car (angry eyes, tall flat sides, inverted audi-like gaping maw,e tc.) but they're just too big for the car's proportions. Everytime I see a Lancer in person, it looks to me - well - dinky. Somehow the proportions of the cues are just too big given the actual size of the car.

      Which brings me to an interesting modern small-car phenomenon: they aren't that small. Take a look at both the Mazda3 and the BMW "Mini", those aren't tiny cars - they've got proportions that make them appear to be small, but they aren't tiny at all.

      Heck, I was sitting next to a Yaris the other day in my Cadillac CTS-V and it's roof height was probably within an inch of mine (subjective). But if you stand back and look at the Yaris, it's proportions lead you to believe it's a "small" car, it really isn't.

      Designers are doing an interesting job these days of fooling the eyes...or maybe just mine. But in the case of the Lancer (EvoX or otherwise) I think they goofed.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Two things.

        First, the Yaris is incredible small. Of the sub-compacts (Yaris, Fit, Aveo, questionably Versa) the Yaris is easily the most difficult to even ATTEMPT to fit into when you're not shorter than five foot ten.

        Second, we're not ALL midgets. I'm 6'4, and the only COMPACT car I've fit comfortably into was the Chevrolet Cobalt Coupe (owned one, actually). The new Ford Focus isn't AS bad, the Honda Civic is worse, and I'd never want to own a Toyota Corolla or Hyundai/Kia Accent/Rio... drove my friend's Rio once and MAN that was painful.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Interesting perception, good points...
      • 6 Years Ago
      "I know it is a performane beast but it is a little over "fast and the furious" for me." - Black Canary

      If you are not a hardcore rallying enthusiast, you simply won't get the point of an Evo. The Evolution series - and the sport which spawned it - have been around a good deal longer than the daft movie you're referring to.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Dazza - that is exactly my point. Most people are not hard core rally enthusiasts so you end up with a $40k car that looks like a $15K Lancer with a big wing and wheels and it gives off the impression of a fast and the furious wanna be.

        I am not hating on the car, I think it is an amazing little speed machine but for that kind of coin I could never see purchsing one due to the way it looks. Not bad in the looks just not like a car that is worth $40K. I appreciate it, but it just not for me. I would like to try one out though.
          • 6 Years Ago
          BlackCanary - the vast majority of Evo buyers worldwide are ardent rally enthusiasts. I doubt if they care what the uninformed think, I certainly don't - I drive my Evo VI for my own pleasure, not anyone elses.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Awesome looking vehicle. Hopefully I wil be adding one to my collection soon.I love my Evo VIII and my Eclipse GS-T. Both great, reliable and fun vehicles.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love my evo X, my drive to work every day is the best part of my day. Oh and the drive home.

      http://lysine.org/2008/06/day-that-will-live-in-infamy-6132008.html
        • 6 Years Ago
        "How many cupholders does it have?"

        LMFAO. Americans!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I know of a guy who hit 180,000miles on his Evo VIII without any hiccups. Until an accident took the car away. And his was extensively modded!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I watched Top Gear season 11 episode 2 last night.

      360hp EVO X doing 4-wheel donuts endlessly around a parked STI.

      Was an awesome scene, except for when the STI beat the 300hp EVO X by the hands of the STIG.

      I miss the IX.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ BigMcLargeHuge:

        I feel you on that. With the Subaru there always seems to be a lot left on the table in the suspension tuning. Though everyone's handling preferences tend to differ, most Subie owners will tell you that Evo's have sharper, more direct steering and handle much better. Subarus (except the Spec C models) are prone to understeer and then snap suddenly into oversteer when you stay on it.
        It's not difficult to cure though. Easiest and cheapest all around solution I've seen is from this Australian company called Whiteline. Their handling pack for the Impreza includes steering rack bushings (you'd be amazed at the difference these make) plus sway bars, camber bolts and a caster/anti lift kit. I'd recommend it to any Subie owner.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Few Subaru's are bought not being in great need of a rear anti-sway bar.

        I have one on mine and its a wonderful improvement. Kills a lot of that wallowing and understeer.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Imagen what the STI could do if Subaru had bothered to tune the suspension properly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the looks/performance of this car, I really do. Unfortunately, I'm older now and trying to shake that college kid image.
        • 6 Years Ago
        are we talking about the same car?...what college kid can afford a$35k vehicle?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Subaru Legacy GT Spec.B. Test drive one. Hard and fast.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm not a '2F2F' crowd runner, but given the capabilities of this car, I appreciate the EVO more than I do that other car from Japan...what's it called...GT-R Nissan something or another (insert jest). I like the looks of this Mitsu and it has a much more 'approachable character' about it. And before ya'll freaks/fanboys start keyboarding that I'm comparing the performance of these 2 cars, I'm not. I just think the style, performance, and purpose of this car is near perfect (spot-on) for the money.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No, it makes perfect sense to compare the two cars. But not to contrast them. Life would be easier if they were just made by the same company.

        I think if they built a 2008 VR-4 to the exact same spec as the GT-R, people would just go 'oh yeah, that makes sense. Its a $70K 500hp EVO coupe.'

        And there would be less hate. Because Mitsu has already ran this gauntlet in the US.

      • 6 Years Ago
      The Evo is my main rival. I love it and loathe it. It is a beast of a car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Too bad, the pricing of the car has gotten out of hand and is about $40K loaded. I'd be hard pressed to get this over a 135i or a 335i even though it is an excellent vehicle except for the chintzy interior.
        • 6 Years Ago
        New 5 speed (GSRs) with SSS are going for 31k out here in NorCal, 4k below MSRP...
        The MR just came out and will probably be 40+
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the Evo. I really do. I really want to drive one regularly, and might even like to buy one.

      Too bad Mitsubishi cars are unreliable trash and I could never bring myself to flush my money away like that.
        • 6 Years Ago
        twinturbo vrx,..neither can I,..and Alex,.i had a similar encounter with my 2004 outlander,..the nissan frontier that hit me broke its radiator and had to be towed,..while it took us almost three weeks to identify the point on impact! (the lower tailgate)..Go Mitsubishi..4 life
        • 6 Years Ago
        lol, because 60 thousand miles is an achievement, and so is owning the same vehicles for 5 years with little problems (OH LAWD), amirite.

        Prove him wrong with better evidence than personal experience on your side - my neighbor's last-gen RAV-4 is a CRAP, yet his wife's isn't, that's something they call 'circumstantial evidence', Toyota still ranks highly even with the issues they were facing last year.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I have to agree. Specifically in the case of the Evo X, it is turning out to be a nightmare for a lot of owners. Go read the Evo forums about all the problems they're having. Hood refusing to open, then the handle breaks when you try to open it, the seats fall apart even before it gets off the dealer lot, when it's warm it's hard to start, surges, stalls, the gas pedal breaks off, and the list goes on. The recently released MR takes a few seconds or a few revs of the motor before it can be put into gear and moved.

        Back to the drawing board Mitsu, you rushed the X out the door and it shows. The older Evos had their issues, but nothing like the X.
        • 6 Years Ago
        AIL: unreliable trash?

        I've had an EVO 6 for the past seven years which has been faultless. I also own a new shape Lancer GS3 (GTS in the States) which while too new to tell, has so far been faultless. Prior to that, my six-year tenure with a Galant suffered no problems whatsoever other than requiring a simple airconditioning recharge.

        Care to warrant your comments?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Evo IX owner here. Over 500whp, and no reliability problems whatsoever. In all fairness, the bottom end is built now with new pistons & rods, and I did put better head studs and gasket in there, but I saw over 400whp on the completely stock bottom end before I decided to strengthen it... better to do it the right way rather than wait till it blows up. ;)
        But seriously, these cars can take some abuse. With Evo's, the clutch won't last too long if you're too aggressive (and anybody who's driven an AWD car will tell you the same thing... too much grip off the line so if you're not careful you'll spin your clutch instead of your tires) and mine ate a front diff @ 507whp (it didn't like the high rpm clutch dump and more than double the stock whp) but other than that it's been bulletproof.
        I've owned a III, VI and a VII, and I can tell you the same thing about all of them. The only real criticisms are a rough ride (which for me is a perfectly acceptable trade off considering the performance it delivers) and a tiny fuel tank. Everything else has been virtually flawless.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I think Mitsubishi got a bad rap from the *ahem*crankwalk issues they had with the 2nd gen Eclipse. For a while, 4g63 bottom ends would go, and no one could figure it out, not even Mitsubishi. They eventually resolved it, but i think some people got screwed out of the deal..and that kinda gave them a bad rap.

        In reality, the 4g63 is one of the most bullet proof engines ever built. I am a little leary of the new ?4b11? but i am sure some people will make big power out of them soon, and they will be just as good or better.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @TwinTurboVR4

        "As an owner, I bet to differ. I have a '93 3000GT Twin Turbo. 120Kmi on the clock..."

        that's not much driving...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah sorry you that false sense of distrust is keeping you from the EVO X. My '05 Lancer ES has been rock solid thru 55k. So was my first car, a '92 Diamante. It had over 192k when I sold it to a high school kid when I bought my Lancer. My folks '02 Diamante is still ticking at 120K, no problems.

        I'm the first to admit that Mitsu may not be around for much longer as a company in the U.S. but their cars will still be logging miles on U.S. roads for many years to come.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I've had my 2003 Outlander since, well, Jan 2003... The most reliable car I've ever had!

        Very sturdy too - was rear-ended at low speed by an Accord, with nary a scratch on the bumper! The Accord had its grill cracked and bumper messed up.

        Whatever it lacks in bling, it makes up in utility and solid engineering. Go Mitsu!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I own a 2004 EVO 8, over 60k miles on it now. Daily driver, aftermarket exhaust and manual boost controller. I haven't had a single issue with the car. Only replaced brake pads and tires. Regular oil changes does miracles.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Nothing at all against Mitsubishi - I like the last-gen Eclipse and I think the Lancer and Evo look really cool, but honestly? I'm NOT a fan of the new Eclipse at all, although I can see how it could appeal to some, and the thing is so heavy that the four is ridiculously slow, and I am guessing the six is still being limited by the weight.

        And I spent about thirty minutes with a Lancer (GTS if I recall) and I have literally NEVER been in a cheaper feeling car in my life. Cheap interior, cheap-ish exterior... yeah. The Evo looks gorgeous, and the baseline Lancer looks cool too, but again: So. Effing. Cheap.
      • 6 Years Ago
      In black it looks like a pissed-off Darth Vader. In my personal opinion, the aggressive style is right on the money for what the attitude of the car should be, especially when compared to the fat (literally - it looks like a Manatee) new STi from Subaru.
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