Mitsubishi asked a car enthusiast and specialist to go behind the steering wheels of the Lancer Evolution GSR and share with us some insights. When the Evo X had its debut the media even declared that the models if too soft in comparison to the previous models, the EVO IX. Different declarations, not official ones, but still, have indicated the fact that the model will soon no longer be available in the US and this idea is quite disturbing. No matter what high technology the carmaker will use with future Evolution, the model will have the same values for sure. Mitsubishi is very proud with the SST dual-clutch transmission, with its ultra-aggressive shift programming and its paddle shifters, but now with the 5-speed manual GSR, our driver remained a bit disappointed back in 2008 after only 20 minutes spent with it.
The new Mitsubishi Lancer EVO also has a 5-speed manual transmission that behaved a bit lazy at the beginning, but after warming up, it was a lot better as it was a lot faster. In case you are curious to find out the price, well, hold on to your hat, it also costs $39.885. There is also a navigation package available for another $2.295 which according to the driver is passable, but not great. This also comes with a 40GB music server that does not make a lot of sense.
The other option available is the Sight & Sound Package that costs $2.100 and it includes HID headlights, keyless start and also a stereo system. During the testing session, the new model proved it had powerful brakes, thrust from low speed, overall grill and fast turn-in, fast rotation and excellent road feel through the steering.
Under the hood, the model hides a 2.0-liter turbo engine capable of generating 291 horsepower and 300 lb. ft. of torque. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. In terms of fuel consumption know that it uses 17 mph in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. These are all details offered by the young, enthusiast driver.
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