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Mitsubishi Evolution IX SE AWD--Chicago Cars Direct

Detailed test drive and walkaround of a 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX SE with Chris from Chicago Cars Direct. Japanese love a good obento, which is a select assortment of traditional delicacies served in a bento box, a compartmentalized tray with high walls to prevent intermingling of foodstuffs. Perhaps that's why you can't buy the same feisty Mitsubishi Colt Turbo hatchback in both Europe and Japan, or the nifty six-passenger Mitsubishi Grandis wagon in the US Intermingling has risky consequences. It's bad obento. At least there's the Lancer Evolution, which Mitsubishi spreads like sinus-clearing wasabi across the world to spice up its lackluster image. For 2006, the Lancer Evolution's generational odometer rolls over from the current Evo VIII, on sale since 2003, to the Evo IX. Accordingly, this rigid, noisy, spartan, all-wheel-drive son-of-a-rally-car gets new front and rear bumpers, aero tweaks, nattier seats, and lighter alloy wheels. And along with that it gets a 10-hp boost to 286, mostly from a new-to-Evo variable-valve-timing system. Timing is everything, as we discovered with our own test gear strapped onto a six-speed Evo IX MR at Mitsubishi's Okazaki track. It's a postage stamp of grass and asphalt ribbons enveloped by the dense suburbs near Nagoya, Japan, and home to Evo development since the Evo II in 1992. With the Evo IX MR, we saw 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and the quarter-mile in 13.4 seconds at 104 mph, the fleetest sprinting we've garnered from any ...

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Duration: 7 minutes : 34 seconds
Author: chicagocarsdirect
Vievs: 72 004 x
Rating: 4.7 / 5   (143 x)