Mitsubishi green lights 400-hp Lancer Evolution X

Just when you thought the new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X couldn’t get any better, Mitsubishi has approved plans to build a new range-topping model called the FQ400. Joining the FQ300 and the FQ360, the FQ400 will go on sale next year.

Inspiration came from the recent 400-hp Mitsubishi Racing Lancer Evo X that took part in the Britcar 24-hour race. The Racing Lancer Evo X finished 5th in its class and 25th overall.

According to AutoExpress, there aren’t any firm details on the street-legal version but it will produce close to 400-hp with a new turbocharger, exhaust manifold, a revised ECU and fuel system. 0 to 60 mph will come in 3.5 seconds with top speed coming in at more than 170 mph. It’ll also get other tweaks like bigger brakes and an upgraded suspension. Pricing is expected to be around £45,000 ($79,015 USD).

Click through for more high-res images of the Racing Lancer Evo X and the 2008 Lancer Evolution X.

Mitsubishi Racing Lancer Evo X at Britcar 24-hour Endurance:




2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X:



Source: AutoExpress