Lancer in the Wild!

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Many, many thanks to tipster "Rocket Punch" for sending in the photo above. Yes it's grainy and dark, but there's pretty much no mistaking it for what it is: the all-new Lancer that's not supposed to make its public debut until the Detroit auto show. The wing and sizeable alloys suggest a sports model like a Ralliart or perhaps even the Evo. (Dig the "Driven to Thrill!" license plate frame.)

Either way, we're liking what we can see here, and have our fingers crossed that the new Lancer will live up to the expectations set by the Concept X show car.

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