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    hopefully not a repost.

    According to Gayu Eusegi, head of global product development for Mitsubishi, the Lancer Evolution X will be the last Evo the Japanese automaker ever builds. Eusegi says the move is part of a shift in strategy to put the company's product focus and ethos on leadership in EV technology.

    To that end, Autocar indicates that Mitsubishi will release eight fully-electric or hybrid-electric cars by the time 2015 rolls around, and make a grab for a big portion of the CO2-reduction market share. It goes without saying that the fun-yet-fuel-swilling Evo just doesn't fit that mindset, particularly since it apes a rally car that no longer exists.

    Despite the Evo's huge popularity, Mitsubishi apparently isn't scared of the step and says it's confident that consumers will glom on to the idea and rally behind the brand. By killing the Evo, they're making their intentions plain to an increasingly environmentally-conscious car-buying public.

    Eusegi killed dead any notion that the brand would roll out a performance-oriented hybrid as well. "Maybe the world can change, and maybe someday we can do a motor race by electric vehicles. Maybe then we can enter the market agian," he said.

    This report of the Evo's death would seem to stand in contrast to multiple reports that an Evo XI is in the works with a hybrid drivetrain. We're taking this latest Autocar missive with a few grains of salt, as we can see how Eusegi may have simply meant that an Evo that relies exclusively on internal combustion is dead a hybrid Evo would seem to offer a nice technological bridge to Mitsubishi's more electrically minded future.
    http://www.autoblog.com/2011/03/02/r...chise-is-dead/
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    Just saw this on insideline. They only sold 2046 cars in the U.S. for 2010.
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    maybe if they drop the price, they wouldnt have to end the evo. now it'll cost more to R&D and manufacture an electric vehicle

    whats this world coming to

    damn arabs.
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    Great news and to consider subaru is finally going to do something with its long praised sti engine for the next up coming sti (so ive heard)!

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    super bummer, the 4g63 engine is probably one of the more awesome 4 cylinders out there.
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    vtec dude.......


    it doesn't have it.
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    I don't want to drive an electric car. This is a lame concept to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdc View Post
    vtec dude.......


    it doesn't have it.
    it has MIVEC and a turbo ftw
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    Give it some time... Mitsubishi is next to join Pontiac. They really shouldn't stop production of their flagship vehicle before they know if their new electric line up will work out... which it wont. They have nothing that separates them from the other manufacturers now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottxkillyou View Post
    super bummer, the 4g63 engine is probably one of the more awesome 4 cylinders out there.
    Evo X has the 4B11T engine... not quite the powerhouse of the 4G63T. The 4B1 series motors are world motors, same DNA as the Hyundai Genesis 2.0T motor. Blech.


    From Wiki:
    The 4B11T is the first engine in the Lancer Evolution series that uses a die-cast aluminium cylinder block versus the cast-iron block used in the previous turbocharged 4G63 engine that powered all previous models. The engine weight has been reduced by 12 kg (26 lb) compared to the 4G63, even with the addition of a timing chain instead of a belt and MIVEC continuous variable valve timing on both the intake and exhaust camshafts (the 4G63 had MIVEC valve timing & lift switching type on the intake only). A revised turbocharger offers up to 20-percent quicker response at lower engine speeds compared to previous 4G63. The 4B11T offers a broader torque curve, producing more torque than the 4G63 at all engine speeds, helped by the engine's square bore and stroke design (both measure 86.0 mm). Redline starts at 7,000 rpm, with a fuel cutout at 7,600 rpm to protect the engine.[6]
    A semi-closed deck structure, an integrated ladder frame and four-bolt main bearing caps contribute to engine strength, durability and lower NVH levels. Unlike the 4G63, the 4B11T does not use a balancer shaft. The semi-floating pistons of the 4G63 have been replaced with a fully floating pistons for the 4B11T. Aluminium is also used for the timing chain case and cylinder head cover. The engine features an electronically controlled throttle, an isometric short port aluminium intake manifold and the stainless steel exhaust manifold is positioned at the rear of the engine. The use of a direct-acting valvetrain eliminates the need of the roller rocker arm configuration previously used in the 4G63. The 4B11T features built-up hollow camshafts and its valve stem seals are integrated with the spring seats. The internal components of the 4B11T engine have been reinforced to withstand high levels of boost.

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    ^ yeah i wasnt reffering to the evo x so much as the evo in general. but i guess in that case that motor died when the evo x came out
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    damn.. I just realized they only sell two cars (in variations). And 3 suv's. Pretty sad line up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by III76 View Post
    maybe if they drop the price, they wouldnt have to end the evo. now it'll cost more to R&D and manufacture an electric vehicle

    whats this world coming to

    damn arabs.
    The STI is roughly the same price meanwhile with an Evo you get a superior car.

    Even Jeremy Clarkson says that and if he's wrong, the world is coming to an end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdm_hova View Post
    Just saw this on insideline.
    Wait...you don't get all of your auto news from Redliners.ca? Wtf

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    Quote Originally Posted by paper_clip_boy View Post
    The STI is roughly the same price
    2011 STI with Tech pakcage = $42 495
    2010 Lancer MR before ANY options = $53 398

    I'll take the Subaru.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AWDGuy View Post
    2011 STI with Tech pakcage = $42 495
    2010 Lancer MR before ANY options = $53 398

    I'll take the Subaru.
    exactly.
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    The EVO 7 is my favorite. What a shame..
    Quattro ist fur sissies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AWDGuy View Post
    2011 STI with Tech pakcage = $42 495
    2010 Lancer MR before ANY options = $53 398

    I'll take the Subaru.

    Who the fuck wants a MR, IMHO, that car was built for the posers of the scene that want to look cool but have no concept of what a Manual Transmission is.

    Also at the same time, Im a Die Hard Mitsu guy, Honestly, Next to the Evo, My second choice is an STI.

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    Some are saying the EVO 9 or IX is the next Supra (resale Value wise) within next couples years.. example a 20,000 Supra sell's now day's for $38,000
    I dont just showboat, I drive...

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    A new Supra TT in 1998 had a MSRP of $40,308 USD (Adjusted for inflation: 2011 it would cost $54,400)

    damn they really held their value...


    (Oh and IMHO the Evo 9 wagon was the best evo ever!!!)




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