• Dec 1, 2008
Click above for a gallery of the 2010 Mitsubishi Evolution X FQ400

Autocar snagged a handful of pics and some initial specs of the UK-only Mitsubishi Evolution X FX-400, and as suspected, the hotter Evo is a road-going version of the ADR Motorsport-prepared sedan that successfully campaigned this past September in the 24-Hour Britcar Championship.

The turbocharged 2.0-liter 4B11 will put out approximately 405 hp and 400 lb.-ft. of torque thanks to a new turbo, retuned ECU and center-exit exhaust. As opposed to the outgoing FQ400, the Evo X-based model won't use a race clutch, so puttering around town should be bit more bearable, and due to the FQ400's prodigious output, the twin-clutch SST gearbox – which can't handle more than 331 lb.-ft. of torque – won't be used. Despite this, expect the FQ400 to lay down 0-60 times of around 3.5 seconds, 0.6 seconds faster than the Evo X FQ360.

In addition to six-pot calipers, upgraded brakes and 18-inch wheels, the FQ400 will feature a new aero kit that includes additional cooling intakes, vents, a larger air intake in the hood and ducts cut into the side skirts to aid rear brake cooling. Production will be limited to 100 units, unless demand calls for more, but considering the price – between £45,000 and £50,000, or £14,500 more than the FQ-360 – 100 examples should just about do it.


[Source: Autocar]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe I missed it, but what tranny will this car use? The 5 speed stick?
      • 6 Years Ago
      wow. imagine the weight.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thats all good and well, but what is its 'Ring time?



      Just Kidding, I love the FQ cars, surprised they dont ever offer them here.

        • 6 Years Ago
        I can see where you all are coming from, but in all honesty, I know people who shell out upwards of $20-$40k on top of an EVO like its no big deal and it seems fairly common. All they need to do is make 50-100 of them for US distribution and have the orders come directly into Mitsu-USA as it seems like Mitsu has a pretty horrible dealer relationship. I believe this car has enough US-EVO-owner appeal to be sold and I bet 50-100 of them would sell no problem.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't care how hard it is to drive! I want one!
      • 6 Years Ago
      My Dads company imported this car for the motorshow and organised the pictures.

      got loads more pics of it if people want them.

      oh an it drives well too! ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks better than the Impreza Sti.
      • 6 Years Ago
      WANT THAT
      • 6 Years Ago
      I remember when Top Gear reviewed the 400 once and demonstrated just how bad the turbo lag was. I want to think they pitted it against a small diesel car and had them accelerate from a very low speed in 5th gear. The diesel was beating it. Of course before this they also demonstrated it keeping up with a Gallardo around the track, provided they could keep the boost on.
        • 6 Years Ago
        and that was a fiat stilo wagon that had beaten the Evo in 5th gear
        • 6 Years Ago
        I hope they test this one on Top Gear w/in a year of its release.
      • 6 Years Ago
      they missed the place when installing the foglights
      • 6 Years Ago
      the car is hot!! just disappointed that the twin clutch can't handle more than 331 lbs of twist =(
        • 6 Years Ago
        I can easily see that being a problem for tuners with the MR
      • 6 Years Ago
      @zamafir

      You have a solid point... I would never put down CTS-V money for .4 second advantage to 60 and miss out on all the luxuries of the CTS. Not to mention one would look like a total ricer to most people when driving the Evo.
      • 6 Years Ago
      An FQ400 with 405hp... isn't that a misnomer? Shouldn't it be called the FQ405?

      3.5 sec. 0-60 - that IS pretty FQ, though.
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