2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Overview
If you’re looking to go fast and furious in the streets of your town, then you’ll want to get your hands on the ultra-sporty 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
Sitting at the top of the Lancer food chain, the 2011 Evolution is the most powerful model as well as the best-handling Lancer available. Available in two trims, GSR and MR, the Lancer Evolution features a 291-horsepower, 2.0-liter inline-four engine that generates 300 pounds-feet of torque for maximum acceleration. The GSR has a five-speed manual transmission, while the MR has a six-speed, twin-clutch automated manual that catches the next gear at hand as soon as the previous gear is released, allowing for quick-shifts. These shifts can be made the old-fashioned way, or with paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
For optimal handling in any situation, the twin-clutch transmission features three modes: Normal, Sport, and S-Sport. Sport utilizes quick shifting, while the S-Sport mode is geared for racetrack performance. The Lancer Evolution comes equipped with standard all-wheel drive that distributes power equally to the front and rear wheels. In terms of fuel economy, the 2011 Lancer Evolution receives 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway and competes with the Subaru WRX STI for street racing dominance.
Added traction on the GSR comes courtesy of 18-inch Enkei® alloy wheels with 245/40R18 Yokohama ADVAN® tires, while the MR boasts 18-inch BBS forged alloy wheels with the same Yokohama tires. The GSR has a large rear spoiler, roof lights, and an aluminum roof, hood, and front fenders. The MR goes with a rear lip spoiler and xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps. Both models feature the trademark Evo front fascia and intimidating black mesh air dam/bumper.
Driving the 2011 Lancer Evolution won’t be the only reason to get behind the wheel with Mitsubishi’s new Fuse hands-free link system with USB port that manages your iPod and Bluetooth® hands-free calling. A 40 GB hard drive navigation system with music server and real time traffic is displayed on a color screen on the dash. A six-speaker audio system, cruise control, and steering-wheel audio controls all come standard. Recaro® racing seats which add to that racing feel are optional.
Stop on a dime with high-performance Brembo antilock brakes in the 2011 Evolution. Other safety features include seven airbags including a driver’s knee airbag, Active Stability Control, and electronic engine immobilizer.
Feel the thrill of driving in the performance-oriented 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.