Mitsubishi EVO IX Station Wagon - Evo's great Estate blast off.

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    Mitsubishi EVO IX Station Wagon - Evo's great Estate blast off.

    Original Article - Auto Express UK: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/58...lasts_off.html





    Could this be the ultimate in practicality and performance? Spotted on test in Japan, it's Mitsubishi's soon-to-be-launched Evolution IX Estate - and Auto Express's spy photographers got the first-ever pictures.

    Making a surprise debut on a wet Tsukuba race track near Tokyo, ahead of its unveiling next month, the newcomer completed three fast laps before disappearing from view. Sources said the car was undergoing its final phases of testing and running back-to-back with the saloon to establish a series of quick lap times for comparison.

    At the end of the day, Mitsubishi's research and development test team declared the results were far closer than expected. Originally, they'd anticipated the estate's extra 100kg bulk would add at least two seconds' time difference around the two-kilometre track.

    But the gap was less than one second. According to a spokesman, the carrier's rear end actually improved its weight distribution, which gave better traction than the saloon.

    Just 2,500 Evo IX Estates are to be made, and the car will only be available here as a grey import priced from around £20,000. It shares the same chassis, six-speed manual gearbox and 2.0-litre turbocharged engine as the saloon. Expect a 0-60mph sprint time of around five-and-a-half seconds.

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    Re: Mitsubishi EVO IX Station Wagon - Evo's great Estate blast off.

    Hmm. It appears you are a leeching scum. lol

    Nevertheless, i've seen the pics. It looks odd in wagon form. Something to get used to.

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    Talking Re: Mitsubishi EVO IX Station Wagon - Evo's great Estate blast off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vintalage
    Hmm. It appears you are a leeching scum. lol

    Yeah...but, now I fixed it the problem

    So whose the leeching scum now?!

    HA, So long suckers!!!
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    Re: Mitsubishi EVO IX Station Wagon - Evo's great Estate blast off.

    I drove, the EVO VIII (not the FQ-400) and it is one of the best cars, I ever driven in my entire life.

    Those, who are often saying, these Japanese High Performance 4WD cars, are overrated, should have a go in a Subaru WRX STi or an EVO - They truly are amazing machines.

    As for the EVO IX Estate, well...it will be another "Cool Station Wagon", just like Audi did with the 380 Bhp, 175 Mph RS4 Avant.

    How about this for a slogan: "Mitsubishi EVO IX Estate - The road legal, Rally-car for soccer mums."

    Not very funny, I know; but that's the way I see this car. The dreary looks, hides a really high performance car.

    It's a car, made for desperate mums, who, needs to do 155 Mph on the school run and yet, needs space in the back for the spoiled brats and a large boot for the shops.

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    Re: Mitsubishi EVO IX Station Wagon - Evo's great Estate blast off.

    Hey, Subaru did a wagon version of the Impreza, in base, WRX, and WRX STi trims. So why not an Evo wagon?

    I'll agree that the ass end looks a little bit odd....I was expecting a style more similar to the saden's. But yes, it'll take some getting used to. Still, it's a great idea.
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