Sunday, December 20, 2009
SEMA Show: 300Hp Mitsubishi Evolander previews future Ralliart Edition
As its name implies, the Evolander concept infuses the Outlander with performance elements and design cues from the Lancer Evolution. Don't let yourself down cause it's a concept though, as in Mitsubishi's own words , "the Evolander represents the design and engineering possibilities of what could be an Outlander Ralliart production model in the future"
Specs: The output of the Outlander's 3.0 V6 (220 hp) swells to 300 hp with the help of an ATI/Roadrace Engineering Procharger system. The increased power is fed through a 6speed automatic transmission actuated by the same paddle shifters that'll equip the next generation performance model. The list of Evolander's dynamic enhancements includes a Roadrace Engineering/Muellerized coilover suspension system and lightweight 20" OZ wheels.
Exterior: The Evolander's exterior design shares several characteristics with the Lancer Evolution like the fascia design with its cooling and brake duct intakes and the aggressively vented hood. The Lancer Evolution also lends rally-inspired, box flares to the Evolander, increasing the width of the vehicle at the fenders by 28 mm. The Evolander also features a more aggressive aerodynamic treatment, with lowered side sills, fender vents, a rear diffuser and a Ralliart rear spoiler.
Interior: The Evolander's interior also fuses sporting elements from Evolution as the Recaro reclining racing seats that cradle and support driver and passenger helping improve a driver's seating position and vehicle control during aggressive driving.