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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR announced for the UK

 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR announced for the UK
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR special edition

Features 440 bhp (328 kW)

Mitsubishi has announced plans to offer the Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR in the United Kingdom.

Designed to celebrate the brand's 40th anniversary in the UK, the special edition is available exclusively in Frost White and comes nicely equipped with bi-xenon headlights and 18-inch forged BBS alloy wheels.

Interior changes are limited but the model features Recaro leather seats, a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, GPS navigation and a Rockford Fosgate premium audio system.

Power is provided by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that has been equipped with an HKS turbocharger, high-flow fuel injectors and an optimized ECU. The car also has a Janspeed intake, an intercooler piping kit and a sports exhaust system. Thanks to all these modifications the engine develops 440 bhp (328 kW) and 412 lb-ft (558 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed dual-clutch Sports Shift Transmission which should ensure the special edition is an absolute rocket.

Speaking of performance, the FQ-440 MR has also been equipped with Alcon brakes, Eibach coil springs and a lowered suspension. There's also a data recorder which can record details such as driving style, performance, vehicle diagnostics and present its location.

Production will be limited to 40 units and pricing starts at £50,000 ($82,725 / €59,995).

Check out the press release for additional information

MITSUBISHI MOTORS IN THE UK ANNOUNCES SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY LANCER EVOLUTION X

CIRENCESTER – Mitsubishi Motors in the UK is pleased to announce details of the forthcoming Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR special edition which is making an historic return to help celebrate the company’s 40th Anniversary in the UK.

The Lancer Evolution X has already achieved legendary status thanks to its past rallying successes and this special edition will help push the boundaries even further with more power than ever before.

FQ-440 Specification

Technology:

Bespoke engine ECU re-map developing 440bhp at 6,800rpm and 412 lb.ft at 3,100rpm
HKS turbo
Janspeed exhaust system with a high-flow sports catalytic convertor
6 Speed Twin Clutch Sports Shift Transmission (SST)
Janspeed intake & intercooler piping kit
Janspeed tubular manifold
Motorsport specification high-flow fuel injectors
Alcon front braking system – 6 pot mono-block front calipers with floating disc and bell assembly
Alcon rear caliper with floating disc and bell assembly
Front suspension lowered by 35mm [1]
Rear suspension lowered by 30mm [2]
Eibach coil springs
Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) with full time 4WD system
Keyless Operation System (KOS) with push button start
CAT 1 approved alarm immobiliser
Exterior:

Forged 18” BBS alloy wheels
Bi-xenon headlights with adaptive front-lighting system (AFS)
Front fog lamps
PIAA motorsport silicone windscreen wiper blades
Interior:

Recaro branded leather bucket seats
Rockford Fosgate premium audio with SD card based music server – 8 speakers + subwoofer
Leather sports steering wheel with audio and cruise controls
SD Card based Navigation system with 7-inch LCD touch screen
Airbags – dual front, side, curtain and driver’s knee SRS airbags
Bluetooth handsfree system with music streaming
High contrast LCD Display
Climate control
USB terminal
Additional Equipment:

All vehicles will be fitted with a data recorder which is connected through the On-board diagnostic (OBD) system. This will record details such as driving style, performance, vehicle diagnostics, and present location. Details of the data will be available to both CCC and the registered owner of the vehicle. The fitment of, and reporting of data from this device is a condition of the vehicle warranty. A three year subscription to the service is included in the vehicle price.

Colours

Lancer Evolution will only be available in Frost White (W37)

Pricing

QG5 Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR will be priced £50,000

Servicing and Warranty

Servicing schedules for the Lancer Evolution X FQ-440 MR will consist of an initial 1,000 mile oil change, with further service intervals at 4,500 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. The FQ-440 is supplied with a comprehensive 3yr or 36,000 mile warranty.

Lance Bradley, Managing Director for Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said:

“Mitsubishi Motors in the UK are pleased to announce that, as part of our celebrations of being 40 years in the UK, we will be producing 40 special edition Evo Xs. The Lancer Evolution has always been a halo model for Mitsubishi and this special edition is no exception. More powerful than ever before and with a very limited availability, it will be a ‘must have’ for all die-hard Evolution fans!”

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Comments (4)

 pzxpjy pzxpjy
who said Mercedes has the world's most powerful mass production 4 cylinder engine?
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March 26, 2014 11:20 pm
 adprokid adprokid
FQ stands for F***ing Quick
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March 26, 2014 6:49 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
Amazing figures for a 4 cylinder engine, but the visual enhancements from the FQ-400 are missing. If you spent £50k on a new Lancer, surely you would not want it to look like an FQ-300?
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March 26, 2014 11:27 am