Monday, December 21, 2009

New Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X FQ-330 SST: 329HP, 0-100km/h in 4.4sec

The British always liked to fettle around with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and the tenth generation model is no exception. Now they have come up with yet another higher-power version of the Lancer EVO X that goes by the name FQ-330 SST. This F....g Quick (honestly, that's what it stands for) combines the upgraded FQ-330 engine to the 6-speed Twin-Clutch Sports Shift Transmission. Under the hood, the 2.0-liter turbo engine benefits from a bevy of improvements.

These include an ECU re-map along with the addition of a high performance exhaust and downpipe, an intercooler piping kit, racing suction pipe, and upgraded CAT, all of which help deliver an additional 36 bhp and 22 lb ft over the FQ-300 SST, for a total output of 329bhp at 6,500 rpm and 437Nm (322-lbs/ft) at 3,500 rpm.

The result is a 0 to 100km/h (62mph) sprint time of 4.4 seconds, or 0.3 seconds faster than the FQ-300 SST, and a top speed of 250 km/h or 155mph.

In the UK, the FQ-330 SST is available immediately for order. Buyers can choose among four different colors - Cool Silver (M), Orient Red (M), Lightning Blue (P) and Phantom Black (P), all of which are included in the basic price of £35,999, which is £3,000 more than the standard FQ-300 STT variant.
Standard equipment:

Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC)
18" Enkei alloy wheels
Brembo braking system, including 2-piece front brakes
Eibach coil springs
Bilstein shock absorbers
HID xenon headlamps with Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)
Recaro front seats
Bluetooth hands-free system
Leather sports steering wheel with audio controls
Front, side, curtain and knee airbags
Privacy glass
Front fog lamps
Automatic headlamp and wiper sensors
Remote central locking
CAT1 approved alarm/immobiliser
CAT5 approved tracker system + 1 year free subscription
HDD satellite navigation system
Rockford premium audio & Music Server – 6 premium speakers + subwoofer
iPod/MP3 auxiliary input port

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