Monday, December 21, 2009
Mitsubishi Developing Lancer EVO X Racer with 400HP
Mitsubishi’s UK arm today announced that it is developing a race-going version of its new Lancer EVO X, with which it plans to participate in the Britcar Championship and a one-make race-series in the near future. The race-prepped Lancer EVO X will make its first public appearance at the Britcar 24-hour race at Silverstone on September 20th & 21st driven by the company’s managing director and former BTCC regular James Kaye along with two other drivers who are yet to be named.
The project is being run in association with Southampton-based vehicle importation and compliance specialists SVA UK. The racing version of the Lancer EVO X which is anticipated to deliver around 400HP is being co-developed with ADR Motorsport, the same firm that builds and runs the two-works Mitsubishis currently competing in the British Rally Championship.
“We are pleased to be introducing a race-car programme for the Evo X”, said Ralliart’s General Manager, Paul Brigden. “Mitsubishi UK has not been involved with circuit racing for many years, so this new initiative is a great opportunity for us. Subject to the level of interest from competitors, we are also hoping to announce a one-make race-series for the Evolution X soon,” he added.