/ Mitsubishi, News, Sticky news / MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION FQ-400 – THE FASTEST LANCER EVOLUTION EVER RELEASED

MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION FQ-400 – THE FASTEST LANCER EVER RELEASED

Linked In Share
MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION FQ-400 - THE FASTEST LANCER EVER RELEASED
  • List price from £49,999
  • On sale – June 2009
  • The most powerful, accelerative Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X to date
  • Peak power of 403bhp @ 6,500rpm; peak torque of 525Nm @ 3,500rpm
  • 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds (est.); top speed 155mph (electronically limited)

Extreme Evolution
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-400 is the fastest and most extreme version of Mitsubishi’s motorsport derived machine. With 403bhp and 387lb.ft of torque on offer from its advanced, lightweight aluminium 2.0-litre turbocharged MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control) petrol engine the FQ-400 is able to reach 62mph from standstill in an estimated 3.8 seconds before reaching an electronically limited 155mph – where permitted.

Traction and handling
Ensuring all the FQ-400′s power is put to good use is Mitsubishi’s sophisticated Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) four-wheel-drive system which appropriates power to the wheels that can best use it, giving the FQ-400 quite sensational cross-country performance.

The S-AWC system combines a number of electronic systems that both enhance the FQ-400′s performance and safety, with Active Stability Control and Active Centre Differential, Active Yaw Control and Sport ABS giving the FQ-400 incredible cornering ability, traction and grip. Depending on the conditions the driver can select the most suitable set-up for the S-AWC system, three choices – Tarmac, Gravel and Snow – being offered via the wheel-mounted button and displayed in the central instrument binnacle.

Cornering stability
Increasing the FQ-400′s cornering ability even further over its FQ relatives is a wider track and lowered suspension featuring Eibach springs and Bilstein Shock Absorbers. Lightweight 18-inch, nine spoke alloy wheels fitted with Toyo Proxes R1R tyres enhance the FQ-400′s grip, giving it sharper cornering response on the road and more incisive steering. The enhanced agility and performance is backed by a revised braking system which uses aerospace grade aluminium alloys and floating sealed discs grabbed by high performance pads.

Extreme Power

Lancer-FQ-400-04

To achieve the incredible 403bhp from just 2.0-litres Mitsubishi has had to significantly revise the FQ-400′s advanced powerplant. Motorsport specification high-flow fuel injectors are fitted to the aluminium cylinder head and a new hybrid turbocharger is also fitted. The higher specification turbocharger features low-friction bearings, a high temperature turbine and strengthened thrust bearing to increase response and reduce turbo lag. Feeding the turbocharger cooled air, improving its performance and efficiency, is an enhanced intercooler, while the exhaust’s gasses flow from the engine via a 3-inch diameter high flow stainless steel piping and catalytic convertor before exiting through a centrally positioned exhaust.

Mitsubishi has remapped the Engine Control Unit (ECU) extensively with over 500 hours of development time to allow its 2.0-litre turbocharged engine to not just produce its exceptional output but to do so with excellent driveability. The FQ-400′s acceleration is sensational, it pulling hard through the gears regardless of engine revs. With peak torque of 387lb.ft on offer from just 3,500rpm, the FQ-400 is just as able to trickle through town traffic as it is taking a rally special stage.

A ‘nod’ to the Evo VI

Lancer-FQ-400-02

The FQ-400 looks every bit the rally refugee too, giving a strong ‘nod’ to the styling cues of the legendary Evolution VI, and builds on the already aggressive style of its Lancer Evolution X FQ relatives.

A heavily vented bonnet helps heat escape from the FQ-400′s turbocharged engine and a new lightweight composite front bumper incorporating Mitsubishi’s trademark ‘Jet Fighter’ grille features carbon-fibre elements on its leading edges. Additional lighting and High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights mark out the FQ-400′s nose, its added aggressiveness further enhanced by a 30mm drop in front ride height. Composite side skirts, a re-styled rear bumper with a carbon fibre diffuser, a rear wing incorporating a gurney strip and a roof-mounted ‘Vortex Generator’ all help manage airflow and cooling.

Behind the 18-inch lightweight, nine spoke alloy wheels it’s possible to see the Alcon brakes on the front, while the Toyo Proxes R1R tyres underline the FQ-400′s potency with their aggressive ‘cut slick’ tread pattern. Inside, the driver is held tightly against the FQ-400′s sensational accelerative, braking and cornering forces in Recaro bucket sports seats, the range-topping Lancer Evolution X also gaining an FQ-400 liveried handbrake handle and carbon fibre gearknob.

No compromise
Despite its obvious focus the FQ-400′s suspension offers compliance thanks to the Eibach Springs and Bilstein Shock Absorbers, the FQ-400′s usefulness as a daily driver not compromised overly thanks to Mitsubishi’s chassis tuning. The stiff bodywork not only provides an exceptionally rigid platform for the suspension to work, but excellent crash-worthiness, the Lancer Evolution X attaining a five-star score in Euro NCAP’s independent crash tests. The FQ-400′s S-AWC and its incorporated stability, traction and braking systems helping avoid an accident in the first place. Even so there’s reassurance of seven airbags, seat belt pretensioners and ISO Fix child seating all included in its standard specification.

Fully loaded

Lancer-FQ-400-03

Standard equipment for the range-topping Lancer Evolution X model is comprehensive, the FQ-400 coming with Bluetooth hands-free telephone connection, a CD-tuner with 30 Gig hard drive, DVD satellite navigation and privacy glass. Convenience features like remote central locking, automatic headlamps and windscreen wipers increase the FQ-400′s ease of use, the huge performance it offers not coming at the expense of usefulness. Like its Lancer Evolution X relatives it features comfortable seating for five as well as a usefully sized boot, the FQ-400 bringing all the convenience of the standard saloon car it’s based upon – but with explosive performance potential.

Setting the standard

Lancer-FQ-400-05

Standard it’s not though, instead the FQ-400 is a standard setter, with performance that’s the measure of any rival and many exotic sports and supercars costing many multiples of its £49,999 list price. Available from June 2009, the FQ-400 is covered by a three year / 36,000 mile warranty.

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 - filed under Mitsubishi, News, Sticky news. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
EVOLUTION FQ-400 LANCER EVOLUTION FQ-400 mitsubishi lancer evolution Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-400


Discuss: MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION FQ-400 – THE FASTEST LANCER EVER RELEASED

6 Responses to “MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION FQ-400 – THE FASTEST LANCER EVER RELEASED”

  1. [...] Video: Evo X FQ-400 May 27, 2009 CommentsVideo%3A+Evo+X+FQ-4002009-05-27+18%3A07%3A34mircea Filed Under: Videos Japanese Performance magazine tests the new 403bhp £50,000 Mitsubishi Evo X FQ-400. More about the new Evo X FQ-400 here [...]

  2. enzofroilan says:

    this car is just so amazing, it carves through corners with ease. top gear or fifth gear should race this machine against a stunt plane or even a fighter jet just to see its 403 bhp coming from its 2.0 4B11t engine push the car forward!

  3. ayman says:

    this so amazing but i heard about a evo with 600 hp that is my dream am gonna wait for it
    the name of it FQ-600 2.3L only …………………………………………..
    imagine the name

  4. jay says:

    when it's gonna come to usa?

  5. [...] mitsubishi fq-400 top speed inautonews.com [...]

  6. kimo says:

    that sounds very nice i gotta go buy one :D

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

70 years of Batmobile evolution [gallery]
70 years of Batmobile evolution [gallery]His name is Wayne, Bruce Wayne. A billionaire playboy by day, a dark caped crusader by night. His one credo – don’t kill. And ...
[VIDEO] 2015 BMW X6 gets reviewed
[VIDEO] 2015 BMW X6 gets reviewedThe new generation of the BMW X6 has been recently taken out for a spin by the guys from XCAR. Originally unveiled just a few ...
BMW M2 – report says it will come with 374 HP
BMW M2 – report says it will come with 374 HPThe BMW M2 is believed to offer as much as 374 HP (279 kW) once it will be ready for its future customers. The development of a ...
Arnold Schwarzenegger likes the Toyota i-Road Concept
Arnold Schwarzenegger likes the Toyota i-Road ConceptThe Terminator has been spotted at the 2014 Paris Motor Show checking out the Toyota i-Road Concept. In between doing some ...
[VIDEO] Mercedes-AMG GT revving
[VIDEO] Mercedes-AMG GT revvingA new video with the recently unveiled Mercedes-AMG GT is showing the sports car revving its engine. Mercedes-Benz fans, gather ...
[VIDEO] Ford Mustang gets reviewed by Auto Express
[VIDEO] Ford Mustang gets reviewed by Auto ExpressThe guys from Auto Express have recently went for a spin in the European-spec Ford Mustang. If you are living on the Old ...
Recall roundup: Mitsubishi Lancer and Outlander
Recall roundup: Mitsubishi Lancer and OutlanderMitsubishi has recently issued a recall for the Lancer and the Outlander because of a stall risk. According to the National ...
Dodge’s SRT Hellcat and Ford’s new Mustang prove muscle cars are all the rage… again
Dodge’s SRT Hellcat and Ford’s new Mustang prove muscle cars are all the rage… againAlthough across the globe the governments continuously strive to lower harmful greenhouse emissions and increase fuel autonomy, ...
U.S. – 2015 Subaru Impreza starts at $18,195
U.S. – 2015 Subaru Impreza starts at $18,195Subaru has officially announced the official price list for the 2015 Impreza in the United States, where the entry-level model ...
Recall roundup: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class for steering problems
Recall roundup: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class for steering problemsThe new generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the subject of a recall which is affecting several thousand units across the ...
US: EPA economy rules could hinge on advanced transmissions
US: EPA economy rules could hinge on advanced transmissionsJust like the European Union across the Atlantic, the US is increasingly pressuring automakers to improve fuel economy and thus ...
First Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta is auctioned for charity
First Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta is auctioned for charityThe Italian based automaker Ferrari has recently auctioned the very first unit of the 458 Speciale Aperta. During a major event ...
Hyundai board indeed kept in dark about record land bid price
Hyundai board indeed kept in dark about record land bid priceLast month the largest South Korean automaker – the Hyundai Group – announced it won a 10.55 trillion won ($10 billion) ...
[VIDEO] See a Ferrari California roars its engine in Monaco
[VIDEO] See a Ferrari California roars its engine in MonacoA new video with the still impressive Ferrari California is showing the vehicle revving its engine in Monaco. Did you want to ...
Michael Fux buys Lime Green Rolls-Royce Wraith
Michael Fux buys Lime Green Rolls-Royce WraithThe famous philanthropist and entrepreneur Michael Fux has recently bought himself a unique version of the Rolls-Royce Wraith, ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

1941batmobile
Michael Fux buys Lime Green Rolls-Royce Wraith 1
2015 Euro-spec Mazda2 1
2015 Honda CR-Z 1
Ferrari F60 America 1
bugatti veyron penis 1
nissan terrano anniversary edition 1
Lamborghini-Gallardo-Malaysia-Limited-Edition-crash-Malaysia 1
ford mustang europe 16
bmw i8 tuning german special customs 8
2015 Holden VF Commodore 4
2015 subaru impreza facelift 6

More automotive from inautonews
His name is Wayne, Bruce Wayne. A billionaire playboy by day, a dark caped crusader by night. His one credo – don’t kill. And though he’s a comic book hero - his personality and his toys – chief among them the Batmobile, have always fascinated the real world. His famous Bat logo has ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz A180 CDI AT
Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz A180 CDI AT The new generation of the A-Class has been around since 2012 and its overall design is quite drastic, considering its predecessor. Now, two years ...
Test Drive: Citroen C-Elysee 1.6 HDi Exclusive
Test Drive: Citroen C-Elysee 1.6 HDi Exclusive Citroen has introduced the second generation of the C-Elysee last year. The model is smaller than the C4 and it is based on the Peugeot 301, being ...
Test Drive: BMW X4 xDrive30d
Test Drive: BMW X4 xDrive30d The newest crossover to make its way into BMW’s lineup is the X4. This is based on the X3 and it is basically a smaller version of the X6, aimed ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety Recall roundup: Mitsubishi Lancer and OutlanderMitsubishi has recently issued a recall for the Lancer and the Outlander because of a stall ... Recall roundup: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class for steering problemsThe new generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the subject of a recall which is affecting ...
Safety Section