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Mitsubishi Motors
LANCER GSR Evolution V

The Mitsubishi LANCER GSR Evolution V high-performance sports sedan will go on sale at Mitsubishi Galant dealerships throughout Japan on January 26. This exciting model has been developed incorporating the latest engineering and technology feedback fostered through the company's active participation in the World Rally Championship (WCR) and other motor sport events.


LANCER GSR Evolution V

Mitsubishi Motors launched the original LANCER GSR Evolution sports sedan model in 1992 with the purpose of participating in the World Rally Championship. Product features included a 2.0-liter DOHC intercooler-turbocharged engine with large intercooler, air-cooled oil cooler, aluminum engine hood with large air outlets, and large rear deck spoiler.

The series has undergone an ongoing evolution process since its introduction. Improvements in engine performance and handling led to the Evolution II in 1993 and the Evolution III in 1995. Following the introduction of the new LANCER series which underwent a full model change and incorporated major improvements in styling and vehicular performance, the LANCER GSR Evolution IV was launched in 1996, boasting higher engine performance and Mitsubishi's AYC (Active Yaw Control) adaptive handling enhancement system.

The new Evolution V continues the evolution process, with a further increase in engine torque and substantially improved handling thanks to a wider track and upgraded Brembo braking.

An active participant over the years, Mitsubishi Motors has chalked up an impressive track record in rallying all over the world. In the 1997 WRC, the world's premier rally competition, the Mitsubishi LANCER GSR Evolution IV displayed its awesome potency, taking overall honors in Round 4, The Tap Rally Portugal; Round 5, The Catalunya Rally; Round 7, The Rally Chevron Argentina; and Round 10, The Neste Rally Finland. In addition, Mitsubishi's ace pilot Tommi Makinen of Finland drove his Evolution IV to the Driver's World Championship for the second successive year, and Mitsubishi LANCERs took manufacturer championship honors in Group N, in which only safety-related modifications to the base model are permitted.

Major Product Features

1.Vehicular performance

(1)2.0-liter DOHC intercooler-turbocharged engine

(2)Close-ratio transmission (3)Suspension and handling (4)Tires (5)Brakes (6)Adaptive yaw control  

2.Exterior

(1)Styling

(2)Aero-tuning (3)Wheels (4)Colors  

3.Interior

(1)Seats

(2)Steering wheel (3)Color coordination  

4.Safety

 

5.RS Evolution V competition version

 

LANCER GSR Evolution V: Principal Specifications

Drive mode
Full-time 4WD
Model code
Mitsubishi GF-CP9A
Designation
SNGF
SNDF
Engine
2000 16-valve DOHC Intercooler Turbo
Variation
GSR Evolution V
RS Evolution V
Transmission
5-speed manual gearbox
Dimensions & weights
Overall length (mm)
4350
4350
Overall width (mm)
1770
Overall height (mm)
1415
Wheelbase (mm)
2510
Track (mm): Front
1510
1495
Rear
1505
1490
Min ground clearance (mm)
150
Interior length (mm)
1805
Interior width (mm)
1430
Interior height (mm)
1175
11175
Vehicle weight (kg)
1360
1260
Passengers
5
Performance
Minimum turning radius (m)
5.5
Fuel consumption (km/l): 10-15 mode
9.7
10.2
60km/h
17.4
Engines
Type
4G63 Turbo
No. of cylinders / valvetrain
In-line 4 / 16 valve DOHC
Bore x stroke (mm)
85.0 x 88.0
Displacement (cc)
1997
Compression ratio
8.8:1
Max. output (PS/rpm)
208 / 6500
Max. torque (kg-m/rpm)
38.0 / 3000
Fuel delivery
ECI-MULTI electronic fuel injection
Type of fuel
Unleaded premium gasoline
Fuel tank capacity (liters)
50
Transmission
Type
5-speed manual
Ratios 1st
2.785
2nd
1.950
3rd
1.407
4th
1.031
5th
0.761
Reverse
3.416
Final reduction gear
4.529
Running gear
Steering
Rack & pinion (power assisted)
Suspension Front
MacPherson strut 
Rear
Multi-link
Brakes Front
17-inch ventilated disc 
15-inch ventilated disc
Rear
16-inch ventilated disc
15-inch ventilated disc
Tires
225 / 45ZR17
205 / 60R15 91H
 
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