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For nearly two decades, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (more commonly known as just the 'Evo') has been the benchmark sports sedan around the world. It might have arrived a bit late in the American market, only going on sale in 2003 with the Evo VIII model, but it has well-established itself as a giant killer in the industry and is currently the only Mitsubishi product with an enthusiasts following.

However, earlier in the year there were rumors that the Evo might get killed off. Thankfully, those are not true but according to company insiders, a plug-in hybrid Evo will be launched within three-years time.

It is believed that the hybrid Evo will make do with a diesel-electric combination to further cut down on its environmental footprint. But since diesel is not very popular in markets like Japan and America, it might also very well be available with a gasoline-electric system. So the next Evo might offer different mechanical specifications for different markets.

The new Evo will also get an updated version of Mitsubishi's S-WAC all-wheel drive system for even better handling, and like the current model, will be the halo model for the company.

More: Mitsubishi Evolution May Become A Plug-In Hybrid on Autoguide.com
 

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Still gay.
 

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Mitsubishi's S-WAC all-wheel drive system
Sweet. I want an S-WAC AWD system rather than this stupid S-AWC.

Somehow Mitsu will make it require "Premium electricity" so it will still rape your wallet every time you charge up.
 

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^:bowlol:
 

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Sweet. I want an S-WAC AWD system rather than this stupid S-AWC.

Somehow Mitsu will make it require "Premium electricity" so it will still rape your wallet every time you charge up.
LMAO. Really, it fell off :yay:
 

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hahah, someone quick go register S-WAC.com
 

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Remember all the awesome cars in the late 80's when fuel injection started to become mainstream? Me neither. Let's project the past on the future in terms of gas-electric hybrids:

First 5 years (1987-1992): Shitty cars. Think Fiero, Camaro/Firebird, GNX, 300ZX, and 944.

Next 5 years (1992-1997): Batshit crazy cars. Think mk4 Supra, MR-2 turbo, all of the VR4s, FD RX-7, NSX, Viper GT-S, C5 Corvette.

Next 5 years (1997-2002): Were cars even made? People were having too much fun with the cars from the last 5 years.


With this in mind... don't buy anything until 5-years after the first American-made mid-engine hybrid, right around when Toyota builds a hybrid dyno queen.
 

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First 5 years (1987-1992): Shitty cars. Think Fiero, Camaro/Firebird, GNX, 300ZX, and 944.
The Mazda Miata is introduced; a hallmark of sports car handling for decades to come.

The first iteration of the iconic BMW M3, making possible the descendents of the M program: M5, M6, X6 M, Z4 M, etc. Technically not the first M car, but the first we saw in the 'States.

First gen. DSMs introduced, imports flock to the drag strips like crazy, paving the way for:
Next 5 years (1992-1997): Batshit crazy cars. Think mk4 Supra, MR-2 turbo, all of the VR4s, FD RX-7, NSX, Viper GT-S, C5 Corvette.
Dyno queen MKIV Supras.

Lotus Elise brought to the 'States.
Next 5 years (1997-2002): Were cars even made? People were having too much fun with the cars from the last 5 years
Even more great handling imports hit the US market, the Honda S2000 gives Honda-haters a reason to like Honda. The exotic Lotus Exige is introduced.



I'm sure there's plenty more I'm forgetting...
 

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Also 92-97 is when the police started adopting the Ford Crown-Vics. Still highly iconic, if somewhat hated.
 

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The new Evo will also get an updated version of Mitsubishi's S-WAC all-wheel drive system for even better handling, and like the current model, will be the halo model for the company.
Not only is it spelled wrong but...

"Super - All Wheel Control" all-wheel drive system?

I'll be sure to never bother reading your garbage articles autoguide - thanks
 

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I guess i'm stopping at 10. Thanks Mitsubishi, I had fun before your engineers turned into a bunch of pussies.
 

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The Mazda Miata is introduced; a hallmark of sports car handling for decades to come.

The first iteration of the iconic BMW M3, making possible the descendents of the M program: M5, M6, X6 M, Z4 M, etc. Technically not the first M car, but the first we saw in the 'States.

First gen. DSMs introduced, imports flock to the drag strips like crazy, paving the way for:
Dyno queen MKIV Supras.

Lotus Elise brought to the 'States.
Even more great handling imports hit the US market, the Honda S2000 gives Honda-haters a reason to like Honda. The exotic Lotus Exige is introduced.



I'm sure there's plenty more I'm forgetting...
dont forget the 240sx for drifting :shades:
 

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dont forget the 240sx for drifting :shades:
cough cough, buick grand national 3.8L was just the beginning of that awesome 3.8 by GM. I'm a GM hater, but that was one advanced piece of HW.
 
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