Spy Shots: ’07 Mitsu Lancer/EVO X

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    Spy Shots: ’07 Mitsu Lancer/EVO X

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    Spy Shots: ’07 Mitsu Lancer/EVO X
    In this case, looks are most definitely deceiving.
    by KGP Photography (2005-07-10)

    TCC's spies have caught Mitsubishi engineers testing a mule for the next-generation Lancer - the car that will spawn the eagerly anticipated EVO X. The bulging front fenders on this prototype give away the fact that this seemingly ordinary Lancer has been heavily reworked to squeeze a new platform beneath its skin.

    This mule uses a combination of body panels from the Lancer line. The front fascia is largely from the standard Lancer, with wheel-well flares added to accommodate a wider front track. The prototype uses the rear end, rear fenders, and rear doors of the Lancer Evolution, whose increased width makes the additional flare at the rear unnecessary.

    This indicates that even the most humble Lancer models will probably get more EVO traits mixed into the final product, which should improve the lineup from top to bottom. This prototype has much of the new car's interior so that climate-control performance can be accurately gauged in the 120-degree desert sun.

    The prototype's ride height has been severely altered by heavy loads, making for a truly punishing test to pave the way for a full-fledged, final-bodied prototype sometime in the near future.

    The next EVO, with more than 300 hp, is expected to be shown at this fall's Tokyo Motor Show. A U.S. launch is on its docket for 2006.
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    Re: Spy Shots: ’07 Mitsu Lancer/EVO X

    Test mule only. :[ I hear the EVO-X will be hatch?
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    Re: Spy Shots: ’07 Mitsu Lancer/EVO X

    Quote Originally Posted by FightingChance
    Test mule only. :[ I hear the EVO-X will be hatch?
    Let's hope not....keep it a sedan with available hatch. I think Japan has an Evo wagon.

    As for the new Lancer let's hope they spend more time on interior. Engines and exterior are fine but the interior doesn't stack up, especially in the 30,000 Evo

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    Re: Spy Shots: ’07 Mitsu Lancer/EVO X

    That thing looks way too much like the Evo VIII in my opinion, sans wing. It doesn't even look like a complete remodel at all...unlike the change from Evo III to IV and Evo VI to VIII. Besides, I heard the Evo X was going to be more radically styled than the previous Evos....trying to add more pizzaz to the styling like the rest of the newer Mitsubishis.

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    Re: Spy Shots: ’07 Mitsu Lancer/EVO X

    Quote Originally Posted by ViperDVMan
    That thing looks way too much like the Evo VIII in my opinion, sans wing. It doesn't even look like a complete remodel at all...unlike the change from Evo III to IV and Evo VI to VIII. Besides, I heard the Evo X was going to be more radically styled than the previous Evos....trying to add more pizzaz to the styling like the rest of the newer Mitsubishis.

    Ugly test mule.
    From what I understand, 'test mules' are used only to test suspension components/transmission and engine fittings, and feature no interior or exterior pieces of what the final model with have, so while I agree it's hideous, it has nothing in common with what the actual car will look like.
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    Oh god! Don't do that with the front of the evo! I really hope thats just a mule!

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    Re: Spy Shots: ’07 Mitsu Lancer/EVO X

    They said flat out those panels are all from current Lancers... so we have not a clue as to the look of the next one.
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