11sec 2007 Evolution IX vs 06 Neon SRT-4
This Lancer has got rocket tires aka hoosier slicks.
Mitsubishi introduced the Lancer Evolution IX in Japan on March 3, 2005,
and exhibited the car at the Geneva Motor Show for the European market the
same day. The North American markets saw the model exhibited at the New
York International Auto Show the following month. The 2.0 L 4G63 engine has
MIVEC technology (variable valve timing), and a revised turbocharger design Boosting official power output at the
crankshaft to 291 PS (214 kW; 287 hp) and torque to 392 N·m (289 lb·ft).
The USDM Lancer Evolution IX models: standard (Grand Sport Rally or "GSR"
in some markets), RS (Rally Sport), SE (Special Edition) and MR (Mitsubishi
Racing) varied slightly in their performance capabilities. Subtleties
unique to each model accounted for variations in acceleration, handling and
top speed. The RS excluded features standard on the standard, SE and MR
models (stereo system, power windows and locks, rear wiper, rear wing,
trunk lining and sound insulation). The result is a weight savings of over
60 lb (27 kg). The fuel capacity remains the same as the Evo VIII at 14 US
gal (53 L).
Although the RS is the lightest of the group, the RS did not manage to
outperform the standard IX and the MR around a road course (even if only by
fractions of a second). This was purported to be due to the lack of a rear
wing on the RS. In a drag race, the three models are all about even. They
are all capable of 0-60 times between 4.2-4.5 seconds, and can run quarter
mile times ranging from 12.6 to 13.3 (12.7-13.0 USA versions) seconds
depending on the model/driver. The RS model was produced for rally and
racing teams who wanted a platform to build a race car from. It is stripped
of all the creature comforts, and other upgrades that drive the price up
for features that the race teams would not require.
The IX MR retained the features of the Evolution VIII MR, like Bilstein
shocks, a 6-speed manual transmission, a rooftop vortex generator, BBS
forged wheels, HID xenon headlights, foglights, accessory gauge package,
"zero lift" kit, special badging and an aluminum roof. All models continued
to sport Recaro bucket seats, Brembo brakes and Momo steering wheels.
Additional revisions from 2005 included a closer gear ratio for the 5-speed
manual transmission, new lighter Enkei wheels on non-MR models, a
redesigned front end with a more efficient air dam (the most noticeable
feature are the two small oval ducts to cool the Intercooler pipes), and a new rear
bumper with a diffuser undersurface to smooth out the airflow coming out of
the car for non-US models. In an effort to reduce the price increase on the
Evolution IX model, HID headlights were no longer standard
equipment on the base IX (nor were they standard on the 2005 VIII), and
were available only in the SSL package (Sun, Sound, and Leather), SE
(Special Edition) and MR trims.
The US versions of the Lancer Evolution IX did not come with the AYC but
the ACD was still present. The drivers can select from three different
driving modes, "Tarmac" "Gravel" and "Snow", and the car's computer system
relatively promotes the active center differential to change the
differential locking which, eventually changes the front/rear power
distribution to increase traction, thus providing an optimum driving
experience. Although the US versions did not come with the AYC, it did come
with a rear 1.5way clutch type LSD (limited slip differential)which, limits
the slip from both rear wheels causing less traction loss of the rear
wheels. The most common setup is the 1.5 way LSD, locking on throttle and
partially locking on braking. In racing, Lancer Evolutions are not equipped
with AYC or ACD because it is believed that better lap times are achieved
by pure driver skill without any computer based assistance systems.
215 hp (160 kW) (2003 model)
230 hp (170 kW) (2004–2005 models)In 2004, the SRT-4 received a power
increase, with larger fuel injectors and a recalibrated engine computer.
Manufacturer's specification when the SRT-4 was released was 230 hp (170
kW). However, several independent tests have produced results indicating
230-238 whp and 250-262 lb-ft. This would indicate that the SRT-4 produces
more power than the manufacturer claims. The flywheel power is estimated to
be around 265-270 hp(194-198 kW) and around 285-300 lb-ft (386-406 N·m)
Torque: 245 lb·ft (332 N·m) @ 3200-4200 rpm (2003 model)
250 lb·ft (339 N·m) @ 2400-4400 rpm (2004–2005 models)
0-60 mph (97 km/h) time: 5.6s (2003) 5.3s (2004, 2005)(Car and Driver)
Rev Limiter/Redline: 6240
1⁄4 mile (400 m) time: 14.1s (2003) 13.9s (2004, 2005)
1⁄4 mile speed: 102 mph (164 km/h) (2003) 103 mph (166 km/h) (2004,
Top speed: Car and Driver magazine achieved a maximum speed of 153 mph
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