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12-25-2004, 08:25 PM
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Porsche Guy
12-25-2004, 11:49 PM
HELL YEAH!!! God i love the Evo. It's hard to come across anything that good for twice it's price. Design reminds me of the Evo 7 but better. This car is going to be a monster.

Top Secret
12-26-2004, 03:45 AM
Frankly, I'm disappointed. I thought the new EVO would a bit more style than the outgoing, but alas, it was not to be. A real bummer.

The Water Is Poison
12-26-2004, 03:59 AM
Its not that bad, only thing is that I would have liked to see them tr to close the gap between the evo 8 and the evo X we've seen.

Top Secret
12-26-2004, 04:02 AM
Hold up! Why in the world would this car have a front-munt intercooler, but still have that bonnet-hole? It just doesn't make sense...it looks to me that we have a fakie here... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

Gian86
12-26-2004, 04:42 AM
Well, it looks really the same as evo 8 and 7 because of looks with the grille and lights. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0">

turbonium959
12-26-2004, 09:06 AM
Evo, for most generations, always has been using a front-mount intercooler. The hood bonnet probably has no purpose other than styling, however it might serve as some sort of cooling operation. <p>As far as style goes, its just too much like EVO VII/VIII. I even think that EVO VIII had a better front bumper than EVO IX. But I do not think this model change would make it over the big pond, so this one is for EDM and JDM only. Let's just wait until EVO X comes about. In the mean while, my pick goes out to WRX STi.

boomn29
12-26-2004, 11:53 AM
The vent in the hood is for just that - venting. The current VIII versions all have them. In the summer, you can see heat coming out of them if you're running it hard.<p>The front mount intercooler has always been there.

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12-27-2004, 08:58 AM
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knihc2008
12-27-2004, 03:44 PM
what, so they're already getting rid of that triangular grille shape?

dodgeatheart
01-02-2005, 05:31 PM
Hmm...Mivec...that's new... I wonder what the HP/TQ figures are going to be....

Hornbag
01-02-2005, 07:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knihc2008</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what, so they're already getting rid of that triangular grille shape?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just what i was about to ask! Ist that their new face with the triange thing? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> I do like the triange tho, it looks nice.

knihc2008
01-02-2005, 07:20 PM
i liked the triangle too, and i think it would have fit well in this new face.

Redline
01-02-2005, 07:22 PM
Looks like the Evo MR with a couple of styling tweaks. Kind of boring though. Overall not bad looking.

Top Secret
01-02-2005, 08:38 PM
Eek, it looks too much like an EVO VII. Although with MIVEC it should be a good fang. <p>Geez, that 4G63 is really getting on isn't it? When will they retire it?

ricerammer
01-03-2005, 10:19 AM
Not a 4G63. It is a new 4G motor. The hood hole is there for a reason. I helps cool top end, and keeps the turbo breathing right.

Top Secret
01-03-2005, 05:58 PM
So this new EVO IX debuts a new motor?

evomk8
01-04-2005, 07:38 AM
The EVO IX is still powered by the 4G63T, simply with a MIVEC head. This is, unfortunately, the last time the 4G63T will be used. The EVO X is slated to be powered by Mitsu's 2.0l version of the Global Engine Alliance powerplant.<br>The basic 4G63T design dates back to 1978, and was used in the Lancer EX 2000 in 1980 and then in the Sapporo in 1981 (European market name) and had an output of 168bhp.

Top Secret
01-04-2005, 05:53 PM
Thanks for those facts mate. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Anyway, does anyone else find it ironic that the 4G63 is the oldest engine in Mitsubishi's lineup but just happens that it's the best?

IcedG35
03-04-2005, 03:46 PM
what is with those little things stickin up above the rear window?? either it has 10 satellite radios or some werid aerodynamics or just odd styling

evomk8
03-07-2005, 07:07 AM
Those small fins are "vortex generators". Simply put, they improve the cars' aerodynamics and therefore the handling.

boomn29
03-10-2005, 12:13 PM
The 'fins' on the back of the roof are called the Vortex Generator. It first appeared on the 2005 MR edition. It simply creates more downforce at higher speeds in order to keep the car and the power down on the road. Currently, it's only black. Looks like the IX will incorporate colors!<p>Overall, been reading the MIVEC head will produce a bit more power and also yield better fuel economy.

andyluk
03-13-2005, 07:38 PM
i heard from a friend today whoz driving an EVO 8 currently...he said that IX wont come to the USA....<p>is this true?

evomk8
03-14-2005, 07:05 AM
The EVI IX is coming to the U.S. It will be displayed at the New York Auto Show.

Player4
03-23-2005, 03:44 PM
<B>Mitsubishi Races Into The Big Apple With Exciting New Lancer Evolution IX </B><br><I><U>Essence of Mitsubishi on display with rally-inspired Lancer Evolution, next-generation Eclipse, all-new Raider truck and Ralliart concept vehicles </U></I><p><I>March 24, 2005 -- NEW YORK -- Fueling a legacy of heart-pounding excitement and success on the world rally racing circuit, Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) will introduce the new 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX at the New York International Automobile Show. This latest edition to the Lancer Evolution vehicle line, known for its rally-racing design and segment-leading performance, is sure to raise the adrenaline of driving enthusiasts looking to move ahead of the crowd at every turn. <p>Riding alongside the new Lancer Evolution IX in The Big Apple are the recently unveiled fourth-generation 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse and all-new Mitsubishi Raider midsize truck, both packed with plenty of power and urban sophistication. Enthusiasts will be further enthralled at the Mitsubishi stand by Ralliart concept vehicles based on the popular Galant sedan and Endeavor SUV, tuned to evoke racing attitude. The Mitsubishi 2005 full line of products will be on display, as well. <p>"The Lancer Evolution IX exemplifies the core DNA of the Mitsubishi Motors brand, with unrivaled performance, '' said Rich Gilligan, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors North America. "Evo IX's soul transcends our entire vehicle lineup to create the best product portfolio in Mitsubishi's history."<p><B>2006 LANCER EVOLUTION IX</B><p>Significant enhancements to the latest edition of the Lancer Evolution offer ever more reasons to join the exclusive "Evo club." The 2-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder intercooled turbo 4G63 engine now features Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing and lift Electronic Control (MIVEC), specifically designed for this high-powered engine, as standard equipment. This technological advancement enables the Lancer Evolution IX to produce higher maximum power and increased usable torque. New gear ratios on the standard five-speed manual take full advantage of the torque to improve Lancer Evolution's already-blistering acceleration.<p>In addition, exterior upgrades on the Lancer Evolution IX include a new front fascia and grille, new smoked front and rear lamp bezels, and redesigned 17-inch Enkei wheels. Interior enhancements include Alcantara(R) material and leather bolsters on the Recaro(R) front seats, high-back rear seats, aluminum pedals, and interior trim upgrades. The Lancer Evolution IX is available in three trim levels. <p><br><B>2006 ECLIPSE</B><p>The 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse easily lives up to its nameplate's legacy in the import sport coupe segment, with a futuristic, organic design and greatly enhanced powerplant. It features a muscular look with a clean tight skin, giving the Eclipse a distinctively aggressive, athletic edge. An arched roofline and flexed surfaces exude attitude and energy that beg someone to drive the vehicle. The Eclipse GT is powered by the most potent V6 engine in its class, and both the Eclipse GS and GT models feature MIVEC engine technology. The result is strong off-the-line acceleration and passing power, building driver confidence and boosting the fun-to-drive quotient. Such pure energy is complemented by superb handling and smooth-ride characteristics that are sure to appeal to those seeking an open road. <p>The futuristic interior of the new Eclipse features high-back sports seats with aggressive bolsters and integrated headrests that position the driver in front of a four-spoke steering wheel and stylized instrument panel akin to a floating wave. Its soft-touch feel gives the instrument panel an even more upscale appearance. Motorcycle-inspired gauges provide an even more aggressive edge. An available Rockford Fosgate audio system with 650 watts peak power heightens the driving enjoyment. The new Eclipse will be available mid-year, along with the new Eclipse Spyder convertible later in 2006.<p><br><B>2006 RAIDER</B><p>Mitsubishi's vision of what a light truck can be is embodied in the Raider, which redefines the traditional midsize import pickup in terms of styling, content and quality. Aggressive design cues and unexpected interior amenities clearly position the Raider to appeal to a new generation of truck buyers with upscale tastes and urban style. Power and toughness, however, are not compromised. The Raider, based on the 2005 Dodge Dakota platform, revives the Mitsubishi legacy of standout truck performance as the only import pickup truck in its class to offer a 4.7L V8 engine; a V6 is standard. <p>The Raider's dynamic look with an urban edge is highlighted by a sporty "one line" flush profile and curved full surfaces complemented by a distinctive hood, flared wheel arches and step-side style fenders that give the Raider a toned muscular physique. A thin upper grille and thick lower bumper provide it with an aggressive demeanor reminiscent of other Mitsubishi models. The Raider lacks few interior amenities, distinguishing it from other, more conventional midsize trucks. <p>Premium options tailored to the Raider's new generation target driver include leather seating surfaces, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Bluetooth interface and a premium sound <br>system with six-disc CD changer and MP3 player - sure to please even the most discernable driver. The Raider arrives in showrooms this fall.<p><br><B>GALANT AND ENDEAVOR RALLIART CONCEPTS</B><p>The sporty, racing heritage of the Mitsubishi brand is showcased in the Ralliart motorsports arm of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. On display in New York are special Ralliart concepts of the popular Mitsubishi Galant sedan and Endeavor sport utility vehicle. Worldwide, Ralliart-badged vehicles feature enhanced performance and handling, specialty equipment and sporty styling elements.<p>The Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart concept embodies the definition of a Ralliart model. It features the same powerful 3.8-liter MIVEC high-output engine that will be available on the 2006 Eclipse, as well as the coupe's six-speed manual transmission. The Gallant concept vehicle sits on 19x8.5 Racing Hart F10 wheels and 245/40/19 Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 tires. Other features include Ralliart exhaust, a custom cold air intake system and coilover springs suspension from Road Race Engineering. A rear stabilizer bar, front and rear strut braces, and Brembo's four-piston brake kit (front) and custom cross-drilled rotors (back) complete the mechanical modifications. Exterior highlights include PIAA driving lamps, show car-quality paint, a metal mesh grille with Ralliart logo, custom-integrated rear spoiler, front and rear fascia and side skirt. The Galant Ralliart concept also features a custom interior, including coordinated carpeting and leather. <p>Mitsubishi Motors gave a similar Ralliart treatment to the Endeavor. The new 3.8-liter MIVEC high-output engine provides 263 horsepower, and the popular midsize sport utility vehicle rides on 20x8.5 Enkei LM1/5S wheels and 275/40/20 Falcon tires with a SuperAutobacs grounding kit. A five-speed automatic transmission, modified exhaust system and Road Race Engineering customer cold air intake and coilover suspension enhance performance, as do Brembo four-piston brakes (front) and custom cross-drilled rotors (rear).<p>The Endeavor Ralliart concept vehicle stands out visually by incorporating PIAA driving lamps with factory-tinted headlamps, show car-quality paint, a metal mesh grille with Ralliart logo and custom front and rear fascias and side skirt. Inside the vehicle is coordinated carpeting and leather. Knowing performance enthusiasts demand the latest in technology, the vehicle is equipped with a Pioneer AVIC-80DVD navigation system and an Eclipse stereo system with speakers installed by SuperAutobacs. For pure fun and entertainment, the Endeavor Ralliart concept features a Sony Playstation 2 system running on a 30-inch Mitsubishi LCD monitor. <br></I><p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.AutoDeadLine.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.AutoDeadLine.com</A>

Charger
03-24-2005, 08:05 AM
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erzhik
03-24-2005, 09:08 AM
It is on sale in Japan, with 280 bhp..Heard about it like 3 weeks ago

Charger
03-24-2005, 10:28 AM
<IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200503/WKA2005032428651_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200503/WKA2005032428292_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>source: wieck

Seller Automotive
03-24-2005, 04:26 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/2005/WKA200503/WKA2005032428292_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>source: wieck</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That isnt the rear of the Evo IX. And they arent going to show the MR version of the IX right off the bat. Keep in mind the Evo X (which might be a dodge here) wont be out even in JAPAN til late 2007.. So Mitsu needs to keep this thing fresh for over 2 years..

CARSRTHEWORLD
05-04-2005, 12:43 PM
MITSUBISHI UK UNVEILS LANCER EVOLUTION IX <br>Carry over pricing from previous model, starting at 27,999<p><br>Range to include FQ-300, FQ-320 and FQ-340 models<p><br>Introduction of MIVEC variable valve timing technology<p>The ninth generation of Mitsubishis award-winning Lancer Evolution supercar will go on sale in the UK from 1st June. A logical development of the special edition Evolution VIII MR, the Lancer Evolution IX combines a series of detail improvements with an unchanged price tag. Three UK-specific models will be offered: the FQ-300 costs 27,999, the FQ-320 retails for 29,999 and the flagship FQ-340 is priced at 32,999.<p>The dramatic, rally-bred lines of the Lancer Evolution are instantly familiar, but Evo spotters will notice a number of subtle revisions. A redesigned front bumper echoes the style of Mitsubishis latest World Rally Car and incorporates additional cooling ducts. At the rear, the new bumper features a diffuser for improved aerodynamics, while the new-design five-spoke Enkei alloy wheels help to reduce the unsprung mass of the car and improve the handling. <p>Inside, the simple, driver-focussed fascia is retained and so are the Recaro sports seats and exquisite Momo steering wheel. The Evo has always been a practical supercar and the IX offers generous accommodation for five adults and their luggage. Air-conditioning, electric windows, four airbags and CAT-1 alarm are standard on every model, while the FQ-340 adds SmartNav satellite navigation and leather/Alcantara seats. <p>Arguably the most significant dynamic change is the introduction of MIVEC variable valve timing technology, which improves the engines efficiency throughout the rev range. Increased performance at high engine speeds and a smoother torque curve is accompanied by a 3% improvement in fuel economy and exhaust emissions. <p>Three versions of the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine will be offered in the UK. The FQ-300 produces 305bhp at 6950rpm, while revisions to the engines air supply increase the output of the FQ-320 to 326bhp at 6700rpm. With the aid of a supplementary ECU, the flagship FQ-340 develops 345bhp at 6800rpm, which is enough to propel this Mitsubishi from 0-62mph in just 4.3sec and on to 157mph. <p>The Bilstein suspension system introduced on the Lancer Evolution VIII MR is retained for the IX, with the exception of the rear springs, which are shorter than before. This lowers the car slightly, improving rear-end stability and enabling the Lancers electronically-controlled 4WD system to function more effectively. The Lancer Evolution remains the consummate driving tool, engaging and rewarding the experienced, while flattering the novice. <p>The Evolution IX is the final instalment in a Lancer series that dates back to the Evolution I of 1992. Since then, Lancer rally cars have won the drivers World Rally Championship on four occasions, while the Evolution road cars have established a reputation as the everyday supercar. An all-new and radically different Lancer Evolution will be launched by Mitsubishi Motors in 2007. <p>Spec:<p>Lancer Evolution IX FQ-300: 1997cc; 16-valve DOHC 4 cyls; 305bhp @ 6950rpm; 0-62 4.7 seconds; top speed 157 mph. Dimensions: 4490 x 1770 x 1450<p>Lancer Evolution IX FQ-320: 1997cc; 16-valve DOHC 4 cyls; 326bhp @ 6700rpm; 0-62 4.5 seconds; top speed 157 mph. Dimensions: 4490 x 1770 x 1450<p>Lancer Evolution IX FQ-340: 1997cc; 16-valve DOHC 4 cyls; 345bhp @ 6800rpm; 0-62 4.3 seconds; top speed 157 mph. Dimensions: 4490 x 1770 x 1450<p>Warranty: 3 years unlimited mileage warranty, 6 year anti corrosion perforation warranty, 3 year pan-European breakdown & recovery service<p>Servicing: Every 4,500 miles or 12 months <p> <br> <br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-central.org/cutenews/data/upimages/Evo91.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-central.org/cutenews/data/upimages/Evo92.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-central.org/cutenews/data/upimages/Evo93.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-central.org/cutenews/data/upimages/Evo94.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-central.org/cutenews/data/upimages/Evo95jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: Auto-Central.org

Superfresa
05-04-2005, 01:20 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MBcrazE</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what is with those little things stickin up above the rear window?? either it has 10 satellite radios or some werid aerodynamics or just odd styling</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's to help keep the car stable at speed. It's found in the current Mitsubishi Evo VIII Fq400.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Top Secret</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Anyway, does anyone else find it ironic that the 4G63 is the oldest engine in Mitsubishi's lineup but just happens that it's the best? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Best? How can you judge it "Best" over Pajero's 3.8V6 or the diesels in the Mitsubishi lorries lineup or the 1.3/4 found in the mirage or the 3.5L found on many sedans and the older Pajero?<p>I just think they've all got a different use, you can't really claim one engine is "best" when they're all in different categories and for different purposes. it IS a good engine though.<p>BTW... lol! what are they going to do with that front number plate? It's blocking the fog lights but there's no more space for it!

carmaniac
05-04-2005, 02:20 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Seller Automotive</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>That isnt the rear of the Evo IX. And they arent going to show the MR version of the IX right off the bat. Keep in mind the Evo X (which might be a dodge here) wont be out even in JAPAN til late 2007.. So Mitsu needs to keep this thing fresh for over 2 years..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The MR will be available upon release, it's already on sale in Japan. Treat the Evo XI and sort of a midlife fresh of the Evo VIII.

Mindless T
05-04-2005, 05:38 PM
EVO is getting way too ricey, rear 'diffuser' and now Vortex Generators which don't improve sh!t...

CarMattZu777
05-04-2005, 07:02 PM
Yesterday, I test drove a 2005 Lancer, and it was wonderful. I've never driven an Evo, but judging on the normal Lancer, i'm sure this car will be great. Its too bad Mitsubishi has not been able to draw as many buyers in as they used too, they have great products right now.

Santeno
05-04-2005, 08:11 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mindless T</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">EVO is getting way too ricey, rear 'diffuser' and now Vortex Generators which don't improve sh!t...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Hasn't the EVO always been the ultimate expression of what you refer to as "rice". As for the aerodynamic add-ons, don't quote me on this, but I was under the impression that most (if not all) of the ones on this car were functional. Can someone shed some light on this please.

Soul Man
05-04-2005, 08:58 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mindless T</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">EVO is getting way too ricey, rear 'diffuser' and now Vortex Generators which don't improve sh!t...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>fortunately for you since you say your from the states that rear diffuser wont be available, will get the same rear bumper cap the 8 had, apparently the diffuser cap couldnt meet us safety regs or something.<p>superfresa: the front liscence plate is not, to the best of my knowledge blocking the fog lights since they are located in the main headlight unit. plus the "intakes" it is blocking are very well fake. The ovoid things to the sides of the intercooler intake are both not real, only one of them is, (i think it aids in cooling the engine compartment (but its more specific, like the turbo or something, if anyone knows feel free to share), id assume the one being blocked slightly by the plate is the fake one.

Mindless T
05-05-2005, 07:26 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Hasn't the EVO always been the ultimate expression of what you refer to as "rice". As for the aerodynamic add-ons, don't quote me on this, but I was under the impression that most (if not all) of the ones on this car were functional. Can someone shed some light on this please.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>The diffuser is just plain useless, I'm sure you've seen rear diffusers found on race cars and high end sports cars, the one on the EVO looks nothing like it, being too high off and the ground and having tiny 'dividers'...As for vortex generators, Mitsu claims that they kick in at 110 mph producing as much as 200lb of donwforce than the normal EVO, well they are supposed to generate small vertices that force the air to flow downward but seeing as how EVO's wing is too close to the raked rear window makes it very questionable...

AM2
05-05-2005, 10:32 AM
A little off topic... the Evo IX is an evolution of the Evo VIII, they look almost the same.<br>last year we saw the new WRC Lancer and it really look different from the previous one, they don't look like road going Evos anymore, I also noticed the WRC Lancer has 4 lug wheels. anybody know why?<br><IMG SRC="http://media.mitsubishi-motors.com/contents/newsrelease/200412071184/2004120711841.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img84.echo.cx/img84/5355/wrclancerwheels9ar.jpg" BORDER="0">

Superfresa
05-05-2005, 02:22 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dooey</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>superfresa: the front liscence plate is not, to the best of my knowledge blocking the fog lights since they are located in the main headlight unit. plus the "intakes" it is blocking are very well fake. The ovoid things to the sides of the intercooler intake are both not real, only one of them is, (i think it aids in cooling the engine compartment (but its more specific, like the turbo or something, if anyone knows feel free to share), id assume the one being blocked slightly by the plate is the fake one.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>To me it looks like they <I>do</I> block, look at this pic:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-central.org/cutenews/data/upimages/Evo92.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Also I'm not so sure about the Foglights being in the main headlight unit. I thought they were those small ovals there between the air intakes or fake air intakes or w/e they are

Soul Man
05-05-2005, 03:04 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>To me it looks like they <I>do</I> block, look at this pic:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-central.org/cutenews/data/upimages/Evo92.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Also I'm not so sure about the Foglights being in the main headlight unit. I thought they were those small ovals there between the air intakes or fake air intakes or w/e they are</TD></TR></TABLE><br><A HREF="http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=19&article_id=9394" TARGET="_blank">http://www.caranddriver.com/ar...=9394</A><br> "Two oval nostrils in the bumper help the intercooler by ramming fresh air around its input and output pipes."<br>i forget where i heard that one fo those two is fake but later i will try and find and post it<br>the foglights locatrion im am 90% sure is in the headlamp unit, they were there on the sevan and eight and except for the smoking these appear to be the same headlamps, im pretty sure the bulbs closest to the grille are the fog lamps<br>other carmakers put there foglamps in the main headliught unit, too, the mazda 6 when equipped with foglights places them in the main unit

Redline
05-05-2005, 03:15 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">A little off topic... the Evo IX is an evolution of the Evo VIII, they look almost the same.<br>last year we saw the new WRC Lancer and it really look different from the previous one, they don't look like road going Evos anymore, I also noticed the WRC Lancer has 4 lug wheels. anybody know why?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I would assume that it is just because of the suspension upgrades to the WRC version, though I'm not sure. As for the different look, I think the single piece grills are the real throwers on it, other than those it would probably look pretty similar.

AM2
05-06-2005, 08:56 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Redline</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I would assume that it is just because of the suspension upgrades to the WRC version, though I'm not sure. As for the different look, I think the single piece grills are the real throwers on it, other than those it would probably look pretty similar.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>what about the 5-lug to 4-lug downgrade of the new WRC version?<br><IMG SRC="http://img84.echo.cx/img84/5355/wrclancerwheels9ar.jpg" BORDER="0">

evomk8
05-06-2005, 08:58 AM
The EVO has a history of being predominantely functional in design (i.e. virtually everything on the car is functional and there for good reason).<br>The vortex generators and the rear diffuser do improve the cars high-speed handling.<br>According to the reports from the auto rags (Motor Trend, Car & Driver, Sports Compact, et al) the car feels more stable at high speeds (150mph+) when they tested it at the Mitsu Okazaki proving grounds.<p>The two nostrils in the bumper are indeed for feeding cool air to the intercooler (not sure if both are functional). Since the EVO VII, the fog lights have been integrated into the main headlight assembly.<p>The WRC EVO is barely related to the "street" EVO anymore. About 90% of the car is new. The "street" EVO does still pass Group N homolgation of the WRC.

Fcuke
05-07-2005, 04:47 PM
The former one had i better looking front, but hey; This car is an awesome machine. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> Hoping the X will be abit more futuric and a prettier front <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">