Mitsubishi Evo X FQ-440 MR special edition revealed

26 Mar, 2014 1:10pm Jonathan Burn

Special edition Mitsubishi Evo X FQ-440 MR unveiled, packing 440bhp and limited to just 40 models

Mitsubishi has pulled the wraps off the Evo X FQ-440 MR special edition. Designed to mark the companies 40th anniversary in the UK, the special edition features dramatic performance upgrades and cosmetic tweaks. It will go on sale priced from £50,000 and will be limited to just 40 units.

Mechanical changes start with the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine now being fitted with a bespoke ECU re-map, boosting power to 440bhp - making it the most powerful production Evo ever. A new HKS turbo has also been added, along with a Janspeed exhaust system, intake and intercooler.

Power from the 2.0-litre turbo will be transmitted via a six-speed twin-clutch sports shift transmission and permanent four-wheel drive. The special edition Evo also rides on unique 18-inch alloys and is 35mm lower to the ground at the front and 30mm at the back over the standard model, helping reduce body roll in corners.

Inside, Recaro leather bucket seats will hold you firmly in place, with a seven-inch LCD touchscreen and eight-speaker sound system also fitted. Mitsubishi has also equipped all 40 special edition models with a data recorder, which is connected through the on-board diagnostic (OBD) system.

The model will only be available in Frost White and comes as standard with Mitsubishi’s 3 year/36,000 mile warranty.

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3 years or 36000 miles? That tells you that even Mitsubishi have long term concerns about this car being in such a high state of tune. Wouldn't mind a go though, but not something I'd buy - looks are a bit long in the tooth now.

Making this on GT6 as we speak :-)

All 40 are sold now in under 1 Hour. Say no more

Yeah, a bit scary that short, or they think the usual EVO owner drives it 50 miles once a month on the weekend.

Whoever's paid £50k for a Mitsubishi is officially a moron.

You obviously don't know much about cars. 'Michael Simpkins' comment I feel reflects just how impressive this car is...

The thing that most impresses me is how people have Jaguar F-Type money and decide to spend it on a recycled Japanese spoiler-mobile.

...Or alternatively, a Mercedes A45 AMG, which just as practical with similar performance to the 'new' Evo, but with a better badge and £12k to spend on a used Mitsubishi Evo X! £50k is ridiculous.

Or if you really fancy a saloon, how about the CLA45 AMG? I just really can't see any reason to justify £50k for any Mitsubishi.

You may not like the Mitsubishi Evo but many (including me) rate it very highly. It may not carry a Mercedes badge (which personally I don't care about anyway), yet it is fair to say the Mitsubishi Evolution is and continues to be a legend in the performance car world which is justified..... as is the £50k pricetag IMO. You refer to it as a 'Japanese spoiler mobile', yet I would say it looks like an imposing and agressive performance car - the CLA45 AMG looking soft and girly in comparison.