New Evo special edition coming to the UK in strictly limited numbers to celebrate Mitsubishi's 40th anniversary in Europe, priced at £50,000

A new special edition of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X will be coming to the UK to celebrate the firm's 40th anniversary in Europe.

Priced at £50,000, the FQ-440 MR special edition features an ECU re-map, boosting power from its turbocharged 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine to 440bhp and peak torque to 412 lb ft. The car comes with a six-speed dual-clutch auto transmission. Other performance modifications include a new exhaust system, air intakes, intercooler, motorsport-grade fuel injectors, sports brakes and a new tubular manifold.

The car also features lowered sports suspension at the front and rear. Exterior changes include new 18-inch alloy wheels, Xenon headlights and motorsport windscreen wipers. The car will only be available in white.

Inside, Mitsubishi has given the car new Recaro leather bucket seats, an eight-speaker audio system, an integrated seven-inch infotainment system with satellite navigation, Bluetooth with music streaming and a climate control system.

The firm also plans to fit all units of the FQ-440 MR special edition with a data recorder, connected to the car's on-board diagnostics system. The recorder stores data on driving style, performance, location and vehicle status. A three-year subscription to the data service is included in the price tag, and Mitsubishi says its fitment is a condition of the warranty.

Mitsubishi's UK boss Lance Bradley confirmed just 40 examples of the car will be coming to the UK, saying: "The Lancer Evolution has always been a halo model for Mitsubishi and this special edition is no exception. More powerful than ever before and with a very limited availability, it will be a ‘must have’ for all die-hard Evolution fans."

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26 March 2014
I thought for a moment that said 50 grand.....

26 March 2014
SimonRH wrote:

I thought for a moment that said 50 grand.....

Haha, that's what I thought

26 March 2014
If you want an Evo X your either already have one, and if you dont its fair to say you want to tune your Evo.

Well an low milage Evo X FQ300 is £13,000 and tuning will set you back £5-10,000. Have bit extra for repairs/maintenance left over. And you have a car thats YOURS. Most Evo owners would prefer that I imagine.

And if you want an ultimate special edition a low mileage FQ-400 is for sale for under £20k.

With other manufacturers doing near 300BHP and over 40mpg, (A45 AMG is only £39k) Evo/Impreza days are numbered unless they dramatically improve.

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26 March 2014
I would think this will put the usual evo drivers off -
The firm also plans to fit all units of the FQ-440 MR special edition with a data recorder, connected to the car's on-board diagnostics system. The recorder stores data on driving style, performance, location and vehicle status. A three-year subscription to the data service is included in the price tag, and Mitsubishi says its fitment is a condition of the warranty.
I would not want to drive around in my own vehicle with a modem sending back info on my every move after paying 50k

26 March 2014
The compulsory data-logger concerns me a lot.

There's no way Mitsubishi UK are going to use that data for good; it's surely only ever going to be used as a way of avoiding warranty claims made by the owner.

A car like this is clearly aimed at the serious performance / track day market, so it's obviously going to get driven very hard. Unless Mitsubishi just intends all 40 to be museum pieces, with their owners to scared to drive them for the first three years.

26 March 2014
EngageSportMode wrote:

There's no way Mitsubishi UK are going to use that data for good; it's surely only ever going to be used as a way of avoiding warranty claims made by the owner.

I'd have to agree with you. When this edition first came out I tried to get test drive but the dealer put on far too many condition, but it was the extra warrenty that really put me off. Apparently the car is very unreliable and very expensive to fix so you must buy the extended warrenty. Plus there's the running in which must be followed exactly. And it's a lenghty process, so many thousand miles at this, then another few thousand at that. From memory it was at least 5,000 miles before you were allowed to use the power of the car!

27 March 2014
You can get A or CLA45 tweaked by McChip to 450 hp and will have a much better bulletproof AMG engine ,and a Quality car with a prestigious name and resale value.This Mitsi is outdated and past its "sell by" date.

Madmac

27 March 2014
I thought cars like this were yesterdays news?

Peter Cavellini.

27 March 2014
Do Mitsubishi have any cars that anyone in the UK wants to buy? Back to the drawing board I think.....

27 March 2014
This is something the US government is working on for every car !
This technology exists now and can be used to track a vehicles location, speed, and milage. It's being promoted as a good way to tax fairly for your use of the roads when in reality the agenda is to have the capability to spy on your every move while in a vehicle.
What is even more alarming is this technology like the back door on all your computers will allow the security services the ability to take over control of your car.
Michael Hastings was an American Journalist who said he was about to break the biggest story of his life (about the CIA) before he was found dead in his car. The accident was high speed although he was known to drive like grandma and resulted in him hitting a tree and the vehicle exploding with such force the engine & gearbox was found 50 yards from the car. People need to question how the governments here too have more money for cameras and an increasing surveillance capability while our services are being cut to the bone & privatised for profit and more and more people go without the basics?

 Offence can only be taken not given- so give it back!

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