• Jul 16, 2010

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X SE – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Mitsubishi is hyping its latest entrant into the Lancer Evolution X family with a new video of the SE tackling two of California's greatest racetracks.

The Special Edition blends the GSR and MR models to create a mid-range Evo that's slightly easier on the wallet, but it doesn't skimp on the good stuff. A Twin-Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission is mated to the standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four, while two-piece Brembo front brake rotors, Bilstein shocks and Eibach springs round out the performance mods. Mix in the same "diamond black" paint job from the SE edition of the Evolution IX, a rear lip spoiler, Xenon XID headlamps, heated Recaro bucket seats and a set of 12-spoke wheels and you've got yourself a genuinely special Evo on your hands. Hit the jump to see the SE taking to track, complete with gratuitous powerslides and tire-shredding four-wheel drifts.



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Regardless of the price point, the Evo X appears so much more composed in a slide than the B8 S4. It's actually quite surprising how apparent (on film) the handling differences are between the two vehicles.
      The S4 may have the Evo X beat when it comes to overall refinement and packaging but around a track the Evo X appears to be the better choice. My only gripe is that finding one to test drive where I live (in Canada) is incredibly difficult.
      I've never driven a new Evo X but I've had plenty of seat time in an RS4, and the new B8 S4 (in both manual and S-Tronic configurations), so I'd really like to have the opportunity to confirm what I've seen on film.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The B8 Audi S4 blows the door out of the Evo X SST in every possible way...forward and backward..

        Virginia International Raceway the different between the S4 and Evo X MR SST are whooping 2.5s... for the S4
      • 4 Years Ago
      Point-to-point the evoX is just bananas, mini-GTR even.
      SRodriguez28
      • 4 Years Ago
      Mitsubishi needs to make these more powerful in stock form. Spending $35-$40k and only getting 291hp is weak. Should be at R/T or 370Z levels and get around 350 minimum. I know it's a track car, but still, it needs more power stock!
        • 4 Years Ago
        @SRodriguez28
        You're judging this based on American power output. They offer a FQ-330, FQ-360, and FQ-400 in Britain. I don't know if they STILL offer the 400 on the X model. I know they offer the 330 and 360. You pay more for them.

        I understand your argument from a price point. However, I don't think you can simply argue horsepower as cost-per-vehicle standard.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @SRodriguez28
        SRodriguez28,

        If you knew the Evolution nameplate well, you're comment might be alot different.
        This car does not need anymore power than it already has. It's something that can be taken care of in the aftermarket. No need to drive the price higher than it already is. The car uses high quality parts and components that other competitors wish they had and all for a reason.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @SRodriguez28
        A simple ecu flash brings the car to 350+ at the crank.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @SRodriguez28
        AWD sucks
        • 4 Years Ago
        @SRodriguez28
        A little underpowered, but at least the EVO packs AWD.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like someone wants in on some of that Gymkhana action.

      While I really like the Lancer (especially the Evo, but even the regular Lancer), it's hard to even remember that Mitsu is still around.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh come on, how can you forget gems like the Galant? Or the.....Endeavor? Raider?

        Yeah, me too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz

        Is that an Impreza in your avatar? I'm guessing a Subie guy like yourself would like to forget Mitsu is still around -seeing as how those pesky Evos keep you guys in second place.

        Real fans of the cars don't have any problem remembering that Mitsu is still around.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Notice that you don't get to see the end of any of the drifts?
      It would seem that all they did was show us out-takes of bad driving, in an attempt to make it look good with video editing.

      I can powerslide too pulling the E brake.
      Anyone excited by that pathetic attempt at a promo video, needs to get out more.
        • 4 Years Ago
        if you see the whole video, the evo he's using is the fq-360, which has 360hp. The sti has only 305. That makes a difference, especially when running circles around another car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        not that the Eva has a damned thing to prove, but you obviously havn't seem Top Gear's comparison of the Evo X vs the new STi, in which Clarkson powerslides circles around the STi...literally. Even the Ralliart Lancer doesnt have much trouble getting sideways, Ive done it many times, and thats down ~50hp on the Evo.
      • 4 Years Ago
      can I has new evo?
      • 4 Years Ago
      this is to who ever said awd sucks... no hun, actually front drive sucks! once you start to skid, you cant steer ur self out of it cause ur drive wheels are also the same ones u steer with...i wil always prefer rwd! it is easier to steer ur self out of a skid since ur drive wheels r in back and the steering is in front! ive drive all the above and if u dont have awd or 4-wheel, then rear is the only other way to go! ive been in way too many fwd cars and every time control is lost, its every man for himself, it can be terrifying! but there are also some rwd cars to avoid cause in an unplowed parking lot, they are never going to move.. those cars are called lexus! it is even more fun trying to move those cars when that snowy, unplowed parking lot is a car dealership and ur tryin to get them moved so you can plow! it didnt matter if the traction control was on or off, it didnt work! it is truely sad when my 85 grand marquis can handle better in an umplowed parking lot, and its 25 years old! whats that say for rwd lexus ( IS, GS, SC, LS)!! awd, 4-wheel, or rwd is the only way to go! although with awd, depending on what the platform of the car is, will either send more power to the front wheels or more poer to the rear wheels. with the lancer, its more to the front! someone also tried to tell me the audi A8 is a front drive platform- i dont agree cause the new bentley mulsanne is based on the '1 A8 and even though its awd, it sends more power to the rear, making it a rwd platorm! the A8 has always been a rear drive-based platform as far as i know! just like the lancer-which was not always a mitsubishi, was always fwd! the lancer was actually a dodge, chrysler let mitsubishi use that name and the raider, which was also a dodge. they were planning to swap a couple nameplates with each other, but i think it must have fallen through!
      Carlos
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not too crazy about the music in the video but i like the angle he was going into some of those corners.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn. Time to change my shorts.
      • 4 Years Ago
      You can get the GSR as a manual but in all honesty the TC-SST is a really good transmission. I was very skeptical of it at first because I didn't think it would even come close to a proper manual and shift slow like a CVT but in reality It will shift a lot faster then anyone possibly could in a manual and you never have to worry about missing a shift. As far as aftermarket support goes, they can take a lot of power stock but there are a few companies making clutch up grade kits for them to handle a lot more power.
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