It has been confirmed that the new Mitsubishi Evo X will be offered with a standard manual gearbox and an optional â€˜hard-coreâ€™ clutchless paddle shift six-speed.
The paddleshift gearbox which can be operated manually will also offer three modes of operation, normal, sport and â€˜superâ€™ sport. Normal and sport settings are for everyday road use while the â€˜superâ€™ sport setting has been designed specifically for track work.
The â€˜superâ€™ sport setting only allows higher gears to be selected when maximum revs have been reached keeping the turbo-charged mill under maximum boost for as long as possible.
Due to hit showrooms in the UK and Australia in 2008, it is apparent that the price of the Evo X will rise sharply over the outgoing model. Entry level Evo X variants are expected to top Â£30,000. Australian pricing is not yet known.
In the UK at least a 193Kw 5-door Ralliart Lancer will be available for less than Â£25,000 for those who no longer wish to stump up the readies for the more expensive Evo.
You can read our previous report on the Evo X by clicking on the link below:
Source : Auto Express