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Old 28th April 2005, 11:01   #1
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Talking Evolution Ix Launched !!!!

well all you ebvolution lovers the new evo is out and it just keeps getting better and better...
Tokyo, March 2, 2005 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) today announced that the Lancer Evolution IX high-performance 4WD sports sedan would go on sale at affiliated dealerships throughout Japan on March 3, 2005. With a 2.0-liter intercooler-turbocharged engine powering all four wheels through an electronically controlled 4WD system, Evolution IX raises all dynamic performance parameters to a new level.

it takes power to a new high....
Evolution IX marks the 12th model in the series, which has also included an automatic transmission model, since the Lancer Evolution debuted in October 1992. Major features distinguishing the latest model include the adoption of Mitsubishi's proprietary MIVEC*1 variable valve timing technology in the intake system and improvements to the turbocharger that result in higher torque and produce better response for improved engine performance across its full rev range. New front and rear bumpers bring both high aerodynamics and cooling performance.

Evolution IX is offered in three trim levels. The flagship GSR grade features Mitsubishi Motors' cutting-edge ACD*2 + Super AYC*3 + Sports ABS*4 electronically controlled all-wheel control component system and a 6-speed manual gearbox. The motorsport-specification RS uses a special lightweight body, a new titanium-magnesium turbocharger, 5-speed gearbox and ACD + mechanical rear LSD all-wheel control. New for Evolution IX is the GT grade that brings together RS's turbocharger and drivetrain specification and GSR's comfort-bias body with its enhanced sound deadening. Allowing owners to customize their Evolution IX's to individual needs and preferences, a comprehensive range of factory- and dealer-fitted options as well as Ralliart tuning and dress up parts are available.

I . Product features

1. Exterior

In an integral molding, the new front bumper houses an oversize mesh grille to raise engine cooling efficiency and also locates the Mitsubishi 3-diamond emblem. All unnecessary openings on the undersurface of the bumper have been closed off to reduce air resistance.
The new rear bumper features a diffuser undersurface in a distinctive design that shapes the corners to stabilize air flow detachment and reduce drag and that adds to Evolution's sedan-racer looks.
The rear wing assembly uses molded vertical components color-keyed to the body and a carbon-fiber hollow spoiler that lowers the center of gravity.
Dark-clear extensions on headlamps and rear lamps enhance the car's premium appearance.
GSR and GT trim levels run on Enkei 17x8JJ lightweight 5-double-spoke alloy road wheels that are 0.15 kg per wheel lighter than those fitted to Evolution VIII MR.
Evolution IX is available with a new air dam extension and rear wing Gurney flap (dealer options) that further improve aero efficiency. These advanced aero devices improve high-speed handling and stability by reducing front and rear wheel lift and enhancing the front-rear aero balance.
2. Interior

Dashboard ornamentation on GSR and GT models is clear coated with a rich carbon-like finish.
GSR and GT models use new alloy accelerator, brake and clutch pedals designed for sport driving as well as to accent the sedan-racer look to the cockpit.
GSR uses Recaro bucket seats. The squab facing uses non-slip Alcantara suede upholstery that keeps the occupant fresh and comfortable even on longer journeys while the side bolster facings are covered in genuine leather making the seats easier to get in and out of and also adding a touch of choice luxury to the interior.
GSR is equipped with a carbon shifter panel embellished with the Lancer Evolution logo.
GSR and GT models use a high-density dash silencer and double-sealing weatherstrips that reduce interior noise levels.
3. Engine & transmission

For Evolution IX the 4G63 engine gains Mitsubishi's MIVEC variable valve timing technology that improves top-end output as well as fuel efficiency. MIVEC technology allows GSR to return 10.0 km/l in the Japanese 10-15 mode driving cycle, equivalent to a three percent improvement in mileage.
On GSR, the turbocharger uses a lengthened diffuser to generate more low-end and mid-range torque (400 N-m(40.8 kg-m)/3000rpm) as well as bring a significant improvement in response (average 5%) across the full rev range.
On the RS and GT, the turbocharger compressor wheel uses magnesium alloy instead of aluminum alloy. This brings a dramatic improvement in supercharging response. Mated to a 5-speed gearbox with higher torque capacity, the engine has been tuned to generate maximum torque of 407 N-m(41.5 kg-m)/3000rpm.
The 5-speed transmission used on the RS and GT derives from the close-ratio competition gearbox but has a revised top gear ratio for improved high-speed cruising.
4. Other features

New rear springs lower vehicle height slightly, improving rear end stability (GSR and GT) and allowing the Super AYC to operate more effectively and improve steering response (GSR).
Features retained on Evolution IX include: Evolution's well-proven lightweight and high rigidity body featuring the aluminum roof panel pioneered on Evolution VIII MR (all grades); jointly-developed Bilstein hi-response shock absorbers (GSR and GT); Mitsubishi's ACD + Super AYC + Sports ABS electronically controlled all-wheel control system (GSR); and Brembo ventilated disc brakes (GSR and GT).


all the info is taken from the official "evolution" site

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Default some nice pics to drool at....

well these are some of the pics of the beats....





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oh and u have to rub it in eh ice. awesome specs man beautiful car. do u have a 1024 size of that first pic.
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Now this is what i call great information,thanx a million icy absolutely great work,n im sure this isnt the last one in stable...
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Awesomw Awesome. This has to be the best EVO ever but I heard that this is going to be the last in the EVO series

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but I heard that this is going to be the last in the EVO series
Hey Dippy,

Lol, they have been speculating that ever since the EVO6 !!

The IX however is believed to only be a stopgap to keep up with the scooby in time timebeing before the EVOX comes out. Im expecting the X to be very different!

Heres a pic of the IX at the NYC autoshow


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The Evo IX does certainly rock.I seen this car a few months back when i was in Japan.Its an absolute stunner!! And the engine is to die for.
The Evo X is on the way and will be launched in mid-2006.Thats going to be another killer of a car,only if the front is changed.
Here is an article which i posted long back.



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do u have a 1024 size of that first pic.
pls. someone find the wallpaper pics!!!! pleeeeez
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Awesomw Awesome. This has to be the best EVO ever but I heard that this is going to be the last in the EVO series

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hey dippy this should cheer you up, the EVO X is ready, they are running tests on it. this is suppsed to be a whopper with some amzing no. of horses under its hood
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pls. someone find the wallpaper pics!!!! pleeeeez
You can get Evo IX wallpapers here EVO IX Wallpapers
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correct me if I am wrong but the EVO IX MR edition is also out.....quite some time ago....
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Looks like an Evo VII with a Evo VIII hood.

I've got the Nurburgring video of this car. Car lapped the circuit in 8 min 11.16 secs.

Not really quick (for a 2005 version) when you look at the other Jap cars that have been tested here.

NSX-R (02') - 7 mins 56.73 secs

R33 GTR (95') - 8 mins 1.72 secs

NSX-R (92') - 8 mins 3.86 secs

Impreszza Spec C (04') - 8 mins 6.01 secs

Evo IX (05') - 8 mins 11.16 secs

Evo VII GSR MR (03') - 8 mins 14.96 secs

NSX (90') - 8 mins 16.15 secs

R32 GTR (89') - 8 mins 22.38 secs

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