• Feb 6, 2009
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart

Just because Mitsubishi is pulling out of Dakar and throttling back on its motorsports campaigns doesn't mean the automaker is going to limit the development and sales of its performance models. The Ralliart Sportback is on its way to the States, the Evolution X FQ400 is due to arrive at UK dealerships later this year and in addition to the Colt Ralliart Version R, Mitsubishi is planning another version of the hot hatch for our friends abroad.

The Colt Ralliart TWR Walkinshaw edition, which gets its name from touring car legend Tom Walkinshaw, will come equipped with a new suspension, lowered ride height and more aggressive body kit. The 147 hp, 1.5-liter engine will carry over, along with the close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox and pricing is expected to be set £2,000 over the stock £12,049 Colt Ralliart. Sales should begin sometime this April.


[Source: EVO]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      *right
      • 5 Years Ago
      Mitsubishi won't be in the US market much longer...this is a moot point.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Neither will Chrysler and GM.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thats what my friend said wight before I bought my lancer over 4 years ago.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Colt sure has come a long way since I owned one back in high school.
      Looked just like this, except brown.
      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9d/Dodge-Colt-hatchback.jpg/800px-Dodge-Colt-hatchback.jpg
      • 5 Years Ago
      Idk, the front end looks really cheap with the black grill and trim next to bodycolor on the rest of the car. Kind of like full size work trucks with the black plastic looking grills.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Do you guys actually realize how dorky these things look? No? Ok, have fun driving these, while everyone laughs at you. You'll fit in the the Smart ForTwo and Tata Nano crowd just fine.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If I was a racing legend, I'm not really sure I would want this car to be named after me. Granted Shelby lent his name to a few Dodge econoboxes, but this thing is just fugly. Looks like the bastard child of an Evo and a Yaris.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If this car was a person it would be Prince Charles = Dorky looking but worth a lot of money.


        • 5 Years Ago
        oh man that comment is win.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is a mean-looking (in an awesome way) subcompact! Way to go Mitsubishi! Now BRING IT HERE, as it just might save you!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why is this company with such an impressive racing heritage has to design ugly cars with horrible interiors?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Thy look unfinished with that front end. Like they forgot to paint one model and was like "just leave it."
      • 5 Years Ago
      Where is the rest of it? Of the car, I mean. It looks like the back was just chopped off. Oh well.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Whats wrong with small cars? why you guys must drive BIG SUV,Trucks,Cars to compensate with that u guys lack? Most European guys don't mind driving in small cars same like many parts of the world those people who nag about this car must be Americans gosh its so obvious. Its not about the size its how you use it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nothing wrong with a small car. This thing just looks retarded.
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