Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR FQ-400 from 2005 was based
on the MR FQ320 version, and was developed in the UK by Mitsubishi
Motors UKs motor sports department, in association with
tuning specialists Rampage, Owen Developments and Flow Race
Engines. Together, they modified the Mitsubishi Lancers
legendary 2.0-litre turbocharged engine so that it developed
405 bhp and 355 lb-ft of torque.
This is enough to propel the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR
FQ400 from 0-60 mph in an incredible 3.5 seconds and on to a
top speed in excess of 175 mph.
The key to the Lancer Evolution MR FQ400s performance
lies not just in its engine, but also in its sophisticated chassis.
Like every car in the Evolution VIII MR (Mitsubishi Racing)
range, the FQ400 benefits from Mitsubishis electronically-controlled
four-wheel drive system (4WD) and a Bilstein suspension system
honed at the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife racetrack. The
introduction of a new braking system on the Lancer FQ400 also
ensures that it has the stop to match its go.
Subtle aesthetic enhancements differentiate the Lancer Evolution
MR FQ400 from the rest of the MR range and improve its high-speed
stability. Ralliart aero mirrors, a carbon
fiber front lip spoiler
and a sharks tooth rear vortex generator, are as
functional as they are attractive. And it further benefits from
gloss black lightweight Team Dynamics alloy wheels and red FQ400