• Apr 14th 2009 at 7:28PM
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MML Sports Mitsubishi Evolution X Group N - Click above for an image gallery

Automakers are cutting motorsports spending to weather the economic downturn, leaving privateers and independent teams to take the reigns at the upper echelon of racing. UK-based MML Sports is one such shop that's ready to take on the Production class during the 2009 World Rally Championship (WRC) season.

Based on the Mitsubishi Evolution X RS, MML's Group N-spec Evo features a custom roll-cage and fuel tank, along with BOS dampers, upgraded springs and modified gearing. Per Group N rules, the suspension geometry and engine must remain stock, however a MOTEC ECU has been employed to eek out every last bit of performance from the turbocharged 4B11 four-cylinder, along with controlling the center differential.

Check out MML's site for all the details and get an eye-full of the build-up and completed car in the gallery below.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I would love to have one of these just to drive on public roads (even if not road legal). Wonder if it has anti-lag.

        • 6 Years Ago
        My point is that (at least in the US) unless this thing passes emissions controls, airbags, and DOT everything, it probably would never be able to see a street unless you just risk getting caught without registration and number plates. Do these things even have VINs on them?

        • 6 Years Ago
        @ Aloysius Vampa

        Catchunk kkkkk cunk kkkkk cunk kkkkk whoosh (Not anymore due to FIA rules) chunk crash FFFFF kunk woooosh KKKK cunk cunk tish tish wooosh...

        Say that out loud, and that's EXACTLY what they sound like.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks pretty cool.

      It's a dream of mine to participate in a WRC race.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh and if anyone is interested in knowing the price i think there about £152,000+ for a similar machine to the one your looking at in these pictures.

      And the earlier question about the Vin? Yes they do. I car cannot be used on the road without one.

      They are based on an Evo X Rs and i understand there were a limited amount of legit models that came into UK and JRM have the lot! I think its the only place you can get one!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Okay everyone, please excuse my ignorance but what is the thing on top of the roof for? I know the evo is front engined so its for cooling. Its too far from the brakes to cool those. On a street car, i would have just called rice but this is a racer so that is obviously not the case. Maybe its an aero mod kinda like the fin things on the roof of the regular evo?
      Someone more knowledgeable help me out.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The roof scoop?

        It can be used for a number of things, such as to hold a camera, or to feed nice cool air into the hot passenger cabin.

        Usually that's what it is for, however, some roof scoops, like that on the McLaren F1, feed all the way into the mid engine bay.

        On another note, this car is hot.. Too bad that WRC would never allow it cause it's...

        TURBOCHARGED! (Sorry, I'm still a little mad about that)
        • 6 Years Ago
        its for cooling the cabin. Ever see a race car with AC? or the windows down? haha... now imagine that wearing a fire suit and a helmet etc.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Group N rallying has always been by far the most interesting form of rallying, as it's the one part of the sport closest to rallying's roots.

        As for those mourning the loss of turbocharging: rallying isn't a particularly high-speed sport. There were more thrills and spills back in the 1970's in rallying (which the many YouTube videos of the former Lombard RAC rally demonstrate) when the majority of cars weren't turbocharged than have existed in the past decade or two of WRC.