Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (nick-named the Evo) is probably one of the fastest cars in the world for driving on real world roads.
Recent remarks from senior management at HM-Mitsubishi have confirmed that the latest avatar of this mad car, the Evo X, will be landing on Indian shores early next year, and in most likelihood will make its debut at the 2010 Auto Expo in Delhi.
Quite obviously, this 300 horsepower, four-wheel drive, rally-inspired, road-going missile won't be a mass market car, nor will it be produced here. It’ll be imported to India as a CBU (completely built unit). HM-Mitsubishi is looking at selling less than a hundred units each year.
At a price tag of Rs 27-30 Lakhs, you get a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-4 cylinder engine, permanent four-wheel drive with S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) for splitting torque between all the wheels, zero to 100km/h in under 5 seconds and possibly Mitsubishi's latest six-speed twin-clutch gear box. There is no word about whether the louder and faster FQ versions will be coming to India as well or not.
This car, the evolution x might not make a dent in the market for the German made Saloons but it can surely beat the crap out of the Baby Porsches on any given day!
At Gedi Junction, We are very excited about the launch of the Evo X and will follow up on this news. Stay Tuned!