The Japanese brand Mitsubishi Motors has just made another step to bid the farewell to the current Lancer Evolution IX earth-scorcher. The manufacturer has finally presented its new 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X sports car. Featuring their new trapezoidal “gaping mouth” corporate grille, the car looks like it is ready to eat some BMW M3 for lunch.
First previewed in January as the Prototype X, the upcoming 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X (“X” stands for “Ten” in Roman digits) will be slightly less aggressive and more mainstream than the concept model.
Anyway, according to the recently revealed pictures of the preproduction model, the new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X will retain some of the concept’s badassedness.
According to the company’s press release, the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, which will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, will feature new lightweight 2.0-liter turbocharged MIVEC engine with aluminum cylinder block and a 6-speed automated manual transmission.
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