Sunday, December 6, 2009
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution information ( EVO 5 )
Lancer Evolution Information - EVO 5/EVO V
Mitsubishi really went to town on the EVO 5 exploiting many more of the Group A rally regulations. Body work and chassis dimensions were increased to the maximum allowed by the Group A regulations. The wider track meant the EVO 5 had to have flared wheel arches to cover the wider 7.5 inch OZ alloy wheels. The bonnet was now home to the largest bonnet vent allowed by the regulations and the rear wing now had two elements.
On the suspension side camber adjusters were now incorporated as standard and new inverted type suspension struts were now used. The EVO 5 also got a new power steering pump which saved a few kgs over the old design. The engine was again revised with new pistons, a new turbo, new intercooler as well as the cooling system allowing the extra torque of this car to be delivered reliably both on the special stage and on the road. Bigger Brembo brakes were used which included 320mm diameter discs and 4 pot calipers with 300m solid discs being found at the back clamped by 2 pot Brembo calipers. The RS came without ABS and came with steel wheels and the same brakes found on previous EVO's leaving it open to buyers to choose their own brake set up.
Lancer Evolution Specs: EVO 5/EVO V
Power: 280PS @ 6500rpm
Torque: 274 lbs/ft @ 3000rpm
Weight: 1360kg (RS: 1260kg)
Top Speed: 145mph (RS: 128mph)
0-60 mph: 4.8 seconds (RS: 4.4)