Mitusbishi Evolution X FQ400 – crazy fast Evo
The go-even-faster Mitsubishi Evolution X FQ400 has been rumored for months and details have finally been released before sales begin in the UK later this month.
The FQ400 is putting out 403 hp at 6,500 rpm, with peak torque — 387 lb-ft in total — arriving at a usable 3,500 rpm. The extra power comes straight from a set of high-flow fuel injectors and a new turbo with low friction bearings, an uprated thrust bearing and high temperature turbine that Mitsubishi insists will keep turbo lag to a minimum. A new intercooler helps bring down the charge, a new ECU works its computer goodness and a three-inch stainless steel exhaust exits at the center of the restyled bumper, complete with carbon fibre diffuser.
The exterior is dressed up with a carbon fibre front fascia, side skirts and rear wing. The ride height has been dropped by 30 mm with a fresh set of Bilstein dampers and Eibach springs, hidden away by front Alcon brakes and 18-inch, nine-spoke rims wrapped in Toyo Proxes R1R rubber.
Interior upgrades for the FQ400 include Bluetooth connectivity, 30-gig hard drive, sat-nav and privacy glass, along with a carbon fibre gear knob and matching handbrake handle.
Mitsubishi claims the FQ400 will hit 100 kph in 3.8 seconds, a very impressive figure considering that it’s still just a go-hard Lancer.