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Mitsubishi Evo 9 (Lancer Evolution IX)

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX, commonly called the Evo 9, was first introduced in Japan in early 2005.  The vehicle later made appearances around the world, where it became available for purchase shortly after it was appeared in Japan.  There are a number of different Evo 9 models. 

Initially, the GSR, RS, SE, and MR models were available.  These models were fairly similar and only varied slightly in areas of acceleration, top speed, and handling.  The RS version actually included fewer features than the other three features—it lacked a rear wiper, stereo system, and power windows, among other things.  This was so the car would be lighter overall, giving it superior responsiveness and made it a bit faster.  However, the MR model was actually the fastest since it featured a 5th forward gear.  The Evo 9 MR model also included many of the different features of the Evo 8 MR, including BBS forged wheels, fog lights, a zero lift kit, an aluminium roof, and more. 

The Mitsubishi Evo 9 came in three trims in Europe, Asia, and Japan.  While all the models used the same standard engine, the torque was not the same for all three.  The RS, or rally sport trim, had a revised five-speed, a minimal interior, and an aluminium roof.  The GT, likewise, was very similar mechanically to the RS but includes some of the interior pieces of the GSR.  The GSR featured six-speed, Bilstein monotube shocks, super active yaw control, a double-din radio, and an aluminium roof.

The UK Evo 9 had a different modelling scheme.  Three models were first available: the FQ-300, FQ-320, and the FQ-340.  Later, an FQ-360 model was released.  It had more torque than the other three but less horsepower.  It also sported speedline alloy wheels, a Ralliart sports meter kit, and a carbon front splitter.

In the United States, likewise, four models were released.  All of them featured an active centre differential and a front and rear limited slip differential.  These four included the standard model, the RS, the SE (special edition), and the MR. 

Finally, a limited Evolution 9 station wagon was available in Japan.  Limited to 2,500 vehicles, it featured the back of a Lancer Sportback that was merged with the front of a standard Evo 9.  A GT and a GT-A model were both built, with the GT featuring a six-speed manual transmission while the GT-A had a 5-speed automatic.

Mitsubishi Evo 9 (Lancer Evolution IX) specifications

Top Speed 266 km/h
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h in 14.0 seconds
Horsepower 286
Engine 2.0L 4G63
Body style four door sedan
Length 4490mm
Width 1770mm
Height 1450mm
Wheelbase 2625mm
Curb Weight 1310kg

Mitsubishi Evo 9 (Lancer Evolution IX) photos and images

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One Response to “Mitsubishi Evo 9 (Lancer Evolution IX)”

  1. i have an evo 9 japan spec.however,my GPS system in this car is in japan,how i can convert GPS system to english version.

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