Duel at DeAnza 2010
Steve Dinan drives in his first autocross at the 41st Duel at De Anza in
the DINAN S3-R M3.
Founded in 1979, Dinan is well established as North America's premiere BMW
tuner. Dinan develops, manufactures and markets a comprehensive line of
high performance products and systems, distributed through a nationwide
network of Authorized Dinan BMW Performance Centers that includes select
BMW Dealerships and Independent BMW Service/High Performance facilities.
Dinan offers a broad range of BMW performance products from engine,
driveline and chassis tuning components to complete Dinan Signature
Vehicles and special Factory Works programs. As a serious BMW Tuner,
Dinan's objective is to offer complete performance solutions for the entire
range of BMW models. We believe that every BMW driver deserves the
opportunity to get the most from their car. From faster acceleration to improved cornering
capabilites and stopping power, Dinan takes the guess-work out of creating
the high performance BMW of the enthusiasts dreams with compete, balanced
Contact Dinan Cars:
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (Evo) X MR and GSR GoPro HERO HD *TEST* Footage
Test footage of Evo X shot from GoPro HERO HD. This video is obviously
incomplete. Final version to be released with more cuts/shots, and will be
in 1080P for YouTube.
1080P on the GoPro HERO HD downsampled to 720P for YouTube. Nonetheless,
the compression on YouTube makes it look worse than it really is.
Evo X MR Startup with ETS V2 Exhaust
This is my 2010 Evolution X MR with a newly installed ETS 200 Cell high
flow Cat, and the ETS v2 Exhaust.
Forgive my narrative I was tired after installing the Exhaust in 104 degree heat!
Extreme turbo Systems
Exhaust can be found here:
High Flow Catalytic Converter here: http://www.extremeturbosystems.com/ETS-Mitsubishi-Evo-X-and-Evolutio
These were the only mods at the time of the video.
Filmed with a Casio Exilim 12.1 Mega Pixels Digital Camera EX-Z90
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
The development goal for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X was to make the
car as fast as possible, while also making it as safe to drive as possible.
To that end Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X is loaded with the very latest in
automotive engineering technology, including the S-AWC (Super All Wheel
Control) vehicle dynamics control system and the newly developed,
power-efficient Twin Clutch SST (Sport Shift Transmission). Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution X is a new-generation high-performance 4WD sedan that
allows a new category of driver access to Mitsubishi's dynamic driving
experience by underpinning speed with control, security and safety.
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution FQ-400
Mitsubishi has upped the ante with its rather bonkers Evo X FQ400. Its the
most powerful officially tuned Lancer Evolution yet released, with 403bhp
and 387lb ft topping the previous best, the 400bhp Evo VIII FQ400.
It enables the Evo X to complete the 0-62mph sprint in a sprightly 3.8sec
as quick as most supercars and onto a 155mph limited top speed.
The extra power is extracted from the same 2-litre MIVEC engine as the rest
of the Evolution range, but it gains a significant overhaul to hike the
power north of 400bhp. Theres a new, suitably enlarged turbocharger, which gets low-friction bearings, a
high temperature turbine and a strengthened thrust bearing. The result is
keener response and reduced turbo lag.
There are also motorsport-spec fuel injectors, tweaks to the ECU, an
enhanced Intercooler (to keep
the new turbo in check) and a 3in
diameter stainless steel Exhaust to
allow gases to flow out with less hassle.
The Evo X FQ400 rides 30mm lower and gets a wider track, with Eibach
springs and Bilstein shock absorbers. New lightweight, nine-spoke 18in
alloys come wrapped in Toyo Proxes R1R cut slick rubber.
There are the usual chassis gizmos, too. Top billing goes to Mitsubishis
trick four-wheel-drive system (S-AWC), which distributes power to the
wheels thatll use it most effectively. Among S-AWCs arsenal are stability
control, an active centre differential and Sport ABS, while the system can
be switched between Tarmac, Gravel and Snow modes.
Outside, theres tweaked styling and aerodynamics with a heavily vented
bonnet, composite side skirts and a restyled rear bumper and carbonfibre
diffuser. Theres also the particularly cool sounding Vortex Generator on
the roof; essentially those protruding carbon bits, that manage airflow
that little bit more specifically.
The Lancer Evo X FQ400 goes on sale in June 2009, costing a pound shy of
┬ú50K. Its big money for a Japanese sports saloon, but try finding a mix of
four-door practicality, five-star NCAP ratings, Isofix seats and 3.8sec
0-62 times for less and youll probably struggle.