2010 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X FQ330 SST review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 22 May 2009 , 08:05:37 byDan

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Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X FQ330 SST

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X was introduced in 2008. It managed to gain a lot of popularity among customers and media as well. The carmaker added the eagerly awaited FQ-330 SST to its line up. This uses a breathing kit and an ECU remap to accomplish its enhanced power output, and has been systematically tested over the past six months to achieve successful results. This power boost improves the acceleration, but also enhances the drive. The model is now capable of developing more power, reaching 329 BHP, by the addition of a high performance exhaust and downpipe, an intercooler piping kit, racing suction pipe, and improved CAT, which actually delivers extra 36 BHP and 22 lb. ft. of torque. All the output is being sent to the wheels through the advanced 6-speed Twin-Clutch Sports Shift Transmission automated manual gearbox with steering column mounted magnesium paddle shifters. A switch located at the base of the gear selector allows the driver to choose between Normal, Sport and Super Sport modes for optimum shifts in a wide variety of situations ranging from driving around town to taking tight lines on winding roads. The model is available in four colors with metallic and pearl-scent paint. The FQ-330 SST has a 3-year unlimited mileage warranty and pan-European breakdown and recovery service. The insurance group rating for the new model is 20A, in line with the 5-speed manual variant with the same power output. According to the carmaker, once the current eSVA regime has been replaced by the new IVA regime, the FQ-330 SST will be available as a variant in its own right, as per all, other Evolution products. The Power Upgrade Pack will also soon be available as an Accessory Option for all current FQ-300 SST customers. This is all for now.