Mitsubishi has resurrected the 400bhp Evo with this UK-only model, the Mitsubishi Evo X FQ-400.
The new car, developed by Mitsubishi UK and its race team builder ADR Motorsport, promises to be the fastest and most expensive Evo yet.
The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo engine has been boosted with revised ECU programming and a new exhaust to produce around 405bhp, although Mitsubishi hasn’t finalised the figures.
More important, it has around 400lb ft of torque, which will make the car significantly more useable than the last FQ-400, which was based on the Mitsubishi Evo VIII.
Mitsubishi also says the car will be easier to drive because, unlike the old FQ-400, it doesn’t have a race clutch. The standard manual ’box can take the power, although the car will not be available with the twin-clutch SST transmission.
The power and torque enable the car to crack 60mph in around 3.5sec - 0.6sec faster than the Evo X FQ-360.
The car gets a new body kit with additional cooling intakes and vents, including a larger bonnet intake and cooling slots for the rear brakes.
The brakes are also upgraded, with six-pot calipers at the front, and the car gets new 18-inch alloy wheels.
It will come at a price, though. Mitsubishi indicates the car will cost between £45,000 and £50,000, up to £14,500 more than an FQ-360. And the firm is planning to produce just 100 of them, although it has indicated that it could build more if there is demand.