So many roman numerals never meant so much performance. Biggest changes for the IX is the use of Mitsubishi's MIVEC variable valve timing in the intake system and improvements to the turbocharger to increase torque and create a better response across the rev range. If you opt for the top of the line GSR Evo IX, mid-range torque ratings increase to 290 ft lbs at 3000 rpm and Mitsubishi includes ACD (Active Center Diff), Super AYC (Active Yaw Control) and Sport ABS braking which adjusts the braking force using information from steering, lateral Gs, and speed sensors. At the rear, an underbody bumper air diffuser and new rear springs improve rear end stability. The Evo IX goes on sale in Japan on March 3, 2005 at an estimated price from $28,000 to $34,000.
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