Some interesting news is hitting the web with regard to Mitsubishiâ€™s upcoming Ralliart Lancer. With the big banger Evo X unveiled at the Sydney Motor Show, the focus is now shifting to Mitsubishiâ€™s 'base model' Subaru WRX competitor, the Ralliart Lancer and it is shaping up to be the performance bargain of both companies ranges.
Mitsubishi has revealed that a five-door version of the new Lancer will be made available and that it will feature a 194kW/260hp and the previous generation Evolution IXâ€™s all-wheel-drive system. Nothing like a bit of recycling and as any performance car fan will attest, the Evo IXâ€™s all-wheel-drive system is nothing to be sneezed at.
So what we may be seeing in Australia is a Ralliart Lancer with the high-tech all-wheel-drive system from the Evo IX and with a quoted power figure just under that of the Evo IX! With 19Kw more than the new WRX and a super tricky AWD set-up, if the pricing of the Ralliart Lancer comes in around that of the WRX then this could just be the performance car buy of 2008.