The Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X left America nearly six years ago. By that time, it had been produced for almost a decade, from 2007 until April 2016. It was outdated, outclassed, and outpaced by its rivals. Yet it still left behind an incredible legacy.
Evo tuners proved you could make amazing horsepower numbers once that four-cylinder engine had been fortified. And with AWD fitted to the car as standard, this was an amazing street racing machine. It’s no surprise that Evo Fans ask for the return of the hot Lancer.
Given the financial troubles Mitsubishi was in, this seemed impossible. So it’s up to the digital world/rendering artist to keep the Evo flame alive. What we have here is a very interesting Evo XI vision with futuristic sharp lines and almost crossover-like proportions.
The fine mesh grille, LED lights and widebody fenders of this rendering make the old Evo look rudimentary. Of course, that’s not what people bought it for, but the lower perceived quality may have lost Mitsubishi customers to… let’s say Volkswagen.
French engine tech?
The Russian website Kolesa pulled off both angles of the car beautifully. The front resembles the current roster of Mitsubishi crossover and small trucks. However, just to make sure the WRX is on its toes, a hood scoop has been fitted. It’s something the Evo X didn’t have, at least not to this magnitude. Meanwhile, the rear achieves the golden standard of boasting a giant wing and exhaust tips big enough for a Ferrari.
A couple of days ago, the Japanese scoop website Spider7 reported that the carmaker has several Rally Art models in the pipeline, mostly trucks, crossovers, and hybrids. However, a new Evo is supposed to be their halo.
According to the above-mentioned source, the Evo XI is supposed to get a four-cylinder turbo shared with the Megane RS plus a 48-mild hybrid system with a total system output of around 335-340 horsepower. Of course, these are just rumors, but a lot of fans will be happy if they end up being true.