C&D first to drive the slower but faster Mitsubishi Evo

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C&D first to drive the slower but faster Mitsubishi Evo

Post by Mr Kleen » Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:02 pm

C&D first to drive the slower but faster Mitsubishi Evo GSR
Autoblog wrote:Our pulpy friends over at 2002 Hogback Road have gotten their hands on the latest version of Mitsubishi's Evo, the Evo X. Car and Driver's November 2007 issue has a preview of the Evo X, and they found that while the new car gives up speed to the outgoing model in a drag race, it kicks it in the teeth if curves are on the menu. Any car that can run a 13.8-second quarter mile is not slow, anyway. Consider that you get that kind of speed for a base price of $30,000, and 295 horsepower from two-liters is impressive. C&D's numbers are from the Evo GSR, and a JDM one at that, but changes for US-bound Evos are down to details.

Putting the 295 horsepower and 300 lb/feet of torque to the ground in a seamless manner is a bucketful of acronyms. There's a new dual-clutch sequential gearbox called Twin-Clutch SST that is bolted to four coordinated systems that get the overall descriptor of Super All Wheel Control. S-AWC combines a center differential with yaw control, stability control, and a rear differential with separate clutches for the left and right wheels. The structure is stiffer and lighter, and in the boy-racer arena, the Evo's always been a sweet driver, which hasn't changed. In fact, the character of the car has become a little less uncouth, which purists may cry about, but the rest of us will just giggle like schoolgirls as the Evo X replicates the video game experience IRL.

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Post by Phibs » Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:30 pm

Car looks decent but slower 1/4????

Hmm what is a Twin clutch?
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Post by Bluestreak2006 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:23 pm

^^^ CVT style automatic???
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Post by Phibs » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:45 pm

That uh looks kinda sexy but no clutch? That'd be hella weird.
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