If you're hankering for a dual-clutch equipped Mitusbishi Lancer Evolution X, but can't manage to shell out the $40,000 or so for the top-of-the-line MR, Mitsubishi will begin offering the next best thing later this year.
The Evo X SE packs the same TC-SST transmission as its 335i-challenging sibling, complete with three driving modes – Normal, Sport and Super-Sport – channeling all 291 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque to its S-AWC all-wheel drive system.
On the outside, it's a predictable blend of GSR and MR kit, including a GSR front fascia and black vents, along with an MR rear diffuser and upgraded Bilstein shocks. Inside, cloth Recaros come standard – our preferred choice compared to the MR's leather-lined thrones.
Pricing won't be announced until next month, but expect the SE to carry a sticker of around $35,800 – undercutting the standard MR by around $3,000 and a little less than a $2,000 premium over a comparable GSR.