Mitsubishi Evo X!...the sexiest EVER car?

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Is this like the sexiest car ever let alone the sexiest Jap car?.....certainly the most menacing looking Evo to date! lol

http://www.autoweek.com/files/weekart/2005/1003/evo_front.jpg

http://www.autoweek.com/files/weekart/2005/1003/evo_side.jpg

http://www.japanesecarfans.com/news/2050928.001/2050928.001.1M.jpg

posted by  Cliffy

It looks good,
good enough to overlook the fact its still four doors:laughing:

but it DOES look a lot better I think
not sexiest car ive ever seen though

posted by  nighthawk

looks like its fun to drive. the styling just isnt my cup of tea though

posted by  glagon1979

That's quite a good thing in my opinion.....you can fit the kids in with no problems lol

posted by  Cliffy

i have to admit, i do have a strong liking for powerful sedans(saloons)
such as this and other evos
and srt8's:laughing:
and maybe even an ............srt4

posted by  nighthawk

lol...I agree....I think they look menacing. I have a soft spot for Legacy Saloons/sedans too, even though they are quite large!

posted by  Cliffy

Oh yeah, wrx stis and them too for sure

posted by  nighthawk

Nice, but not sexiest. Aggressive, but not sexiest (unless you're into macho guys, Cliffy... hehehehehe).

It's got a long ways top go to be sexier than a, say, Jaguar XKE convertible, Ferrari Lusso, or even a DB9...

posted by  ChrisV

its not the sexiest car but i do like the way the front looks, it kind of reminds me of an Acura TL:2cents: But it also looks like a new eclipse with 4doors:banghead:

posted by  mx3_monster

http://s2.desktopmachine.com/pics/Mitsubishi_Con-sb_83-1024.jpg
http://s2.desktopmachine.com/pics/Mitsubishi_Con-sb_82-1024.jpg
http://s2.desktopmachine.com/pics/Mitsubishi_Con-sb_81-1024.jpg
http://s2.desktopmachine.com/pics/Mitsubishi_Con-sb_80-1024.jpg
http://s2.desktopmachine.com/pics/Mitsubishi_Con-sb_79-1024.jpg
http://s2.desktopmachine.com/pics/Mitsubishi_Con-sb_78-1024.jpg
Not the best, but pretty nice

posted by  newyorker

double post

posted by  newyorker

ewwwwww the interior looks like something out of a damn spaceship:banghead:

posted by  mx3_monster

If I remember right I saw a pic of the back seats somewhere, and I tihnk they are buckets as well...a sports car for the whole family!:laughing:

posted by  newyorker

Awah??

Is it an auto?:tard:

posted by  Zalight

That's teh best part to me.

Hell, I only like exotic cars because there aren't any decent personal spaceships. Sci-fi cars are where it's at for me.. ;)

posted by  ChrisV

Dont see the paddle shifters?

I think it's a paddle shift SMG.

posted by  thunderbird1100

Probably paddle shifted manual. it's the direction rallye cars are going.

remember, manuals were in sports cars becasu they were best for road race and rallye. tech has moved on and now paddle shifted trans are best, much like disc brakes replaced drums.

posted by  ChrisV

OK phew...I didn't see any paddle shift, so I was worried was stragh granny shifting auo

posted by  Zalight

I remember seeing it before, and she's beautiful! I personally like the inerior, doesn't look too comfortable though...:drool:

BTW Why does it say "Sabelt" on the safety harnesses? :laughing:

posted by  chris_knows

I'll take the recenet evos over this one, the only appealing thing to me is the interior, and even that is pretty plain...reminds me of a srt-4 body for some reason, but I like the srt-4 body better:2cents:

posted by  salimander13

Front and rear are totally unique and cool but the side profile looks almost like a TL.

http://www.dpccars.com/photos/01-05-04-01-Acura-TL-A-SPEC.jpg

posted by  thunderbird1100

yeah i noticed the sabelt too,

the word seatbelt has copyright laws apparently:laughing:

posted by  nighthawk

i like the car.. wouldn't go out and say it's the sexiest car EVER... but it's up there. if i had money of any quantity, i'd plan on getting one. :doh:

posted by  pik_d

Is it a concept car still? Cause if thats the case, thats why. Concepts always have really over the top spaceship like interiors.

posted by  Mathew

I think because the SRT 4 seems like its pointed down at the front, with a really high back end, and a high spoiler, just like this one.

posted by  Mathew

i do believe that this and the caliber (technically not the neon's replacement, but close enough) share the same frame.

wewt for that i guess... and i wouldn't be surprised if the srt-4 and this shared the same engine.

posted by  pik_d

It's not too bad. I don't really like the grill though and the interior doesn't do it for me. I like the seats though.

P.S. first post in Imports section. :mrgreen:

posted by  Benson

next thing you know you'll be wondering why chevy, ford, and dodge need such huge engines to make the power they do... :tard:

posted by  pik_d

I love the "futuristic" interior on this one. The outside looks extremely agressive but I find it very ugly personally. I think it could definetely look better. That being said, of course I would take it anyday...

posted by  Nissan_Altima

Man...Evolution fans would kick and punch everyone at Daimler Chrysler if they gave the EVO a parts bin Dodge engine.

I dont see why they just dont keep the 4g63T, nothing wrong with it! Makes plenty of power and has room to make plenty more. Don't mes with something that's already perfect!

Also, I'm kind of doubting the Caliber AWD and Evolution X share the same chassis...I dont see that happening...Caliber is a crossover more than anything, little heaver, much less sporty, even the SRT version.

posted by  thunderbird1100

its called the "global engine"... it's not from the dodge parts bin. :wink2:


damlier chrysler, mitsubishi, and hyundai were all like "let's build some new engines for our cars!! yaaaaay!!"

and they did.

and now the caliber and lancer will use the same (family) of engines... the srt4 will use a 2.4L version i believe, while the lancer may stick with a 2.0L engine...

and about the platform. you're wrong on that too. mitsubishi designed it, and it's called the GS platform. the caliber will use it, and a few other new dodge vehicles, like the new agenver.

posted by  pik_d

hehe...No men for me thanx lol. Not sure I agree with you about the Ferrari or Jaguar, but the DB9's one sexy motor! :drool:

Technically, yes, I think so. But I saw it in this week's issue of Auto Express and they've driven the test mule so they can get performance figures etc, so I think it's gonna look like that! btw.....280bhp only.....Unless you're in the UK, then it's boosted to 350bhp :hi:

posted by  Cliffy

....... that sucks so much. but it shouldn't cost much to get it to 350hp... :banghead:

posted by  pik_d

Maybe they do it because they know us Brits are better drivers? lol....just kiddin' :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

i'd wager a guess it's got to do with emissions... and maybe the roads over there are in better condition then in the usa...

posted by  pik_d

I'd agree with the emissions, especially when comparing UK spec to Jap spec, as their regulations are extreamly harsh!....not sure about yours though?

As for the roads...well, all I can say is that I'm not entirely sure why we pay our road tax.....lol, I dont think it would effect a new cars power anyway to be honest!

The worst roads I've seen though, were in Ireland, half the time they were just gravel tracks. Over here they're not alot better either. I'm not sure if it's the same there, but over here they seem to dig up roads and only resurface parts of them lol. They also seem to dig up roads for no apparent reason...then cause as much road chaos as possible, before filling them in. I could go on....but it sure would take me a while lol.....too long! :ohcrap:

posted by  Cliffy

hmm, i was always under the impression that US emissions were the most strict, with california's being more strict then the rest of the US.

posted by  pik_d

There's a reason these two cars are lusted after by people with design education, journalists, and just motoring geeks... the timeless classic beauty makes the EVO look like an uninspiring block.

http://www.supercars.net/pitlane/pics/1581757c.jpg

http://www.supercars.net/pitlane/pics/1581757d.jpg

http://www.supercars.net/pitlane/pics/488939d.jpg

http://www.supercars.net/pitlane/pics/602319a.jpg

:hi:

Let's see the EVO become a collector icon for it's beauty, and an appreciating classic car. ;)

posted by  ChrisV

now THOSE are the cars that require spoke wheels:laughing: :drool:

posted by  nighthawk

I have no doubt that the Evo will never receive Classic car status, like say....the MX5 (Eunos Roadster) is likely to. It's just that the E-Type for one, has never appealed to me :2cents:

posted by  Cliffy

back to the original topic,

i think the better way to discribe the evo x

would be,, most agressive looking 4 door ever made?:laughing:
i just thought of that and i thought id share

posted by  nighthawk

I dunno....I still recon it's sexy aswell as menacing lol. Certainly one of the mostgood looking cars I've ever seen....a massive step forward for the Evo, too, given that all recent Evo's kinda all look the same!

posted by  Cliffy

Pretty sexy, but I'd lose the udders on the back bumper.

posted by  OombaIsBack

Sabelt is a safety equipment company, like Simpson and Schroth.

http://www.sabelt.co.uk/harness.php

It's like I always gotta 'splain everything to you guys. :doh:


:laughing:

posted by  ChrisV

So, from an objective, outside viewpoint, why do you think the E type has always held the title of "sexy" car, and been acclaimed so internationally, and was a classic from day one, while the Evo, even as you agree, won't?

What about the design of the E type or the Ferrari I posted gave it sex appeal that spans generations, genders, and societal boundaries? And what, in your opinion makes the Evo "sexier," other than the agressive stance?

posted by  ChrisV

What, so because the Evo is never gonna be a classic car, it cant be sexy? and because the Jag has been called sexy internationally, from day one, aswell as being a classic, I'm not allowed to say otherwise? :screwy:

It's all to do with opinions my freind. It seems to me that we always come back to this debate about opinions. Now I never said "It's the sexiest car ever and everyone should agree" I merely asked if you guys agreed with my opinion....end of story. Chris, the E-Type has just never done anything for me. I can appreciate all sorts of cars, I just love more modern examples (apart from classic Muscle casrs of course!), end of story :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

I knew it was going to come down to this, and yet I held out hope... Instead of intelligently entering a conversation, and a discourse using intellect, you have to whine about it being your opinion.

If you can't even START to examine, or allow to be examined, WHY your opinion is what it is, then it's f*cking worthless. I wasn't attacking you, I just wanted to see of you or anyone was capable of objective discussion about a subjective subject. But, as is typical, whine about opinions rather then show any mental ability. I was ready to duscuss how the opinion of the majority was arrived at, when discussing cars, vis a vis sexuality, and sexy imagery and form. And discuss how the information and sensory input you used to form your opinion fit in with that, in comparison with decades old, hell, centuries old, study of "sexiness" as applied to decidedly non-sexual objects. But no, you're not capable of it any more than any other 12 year old here.

Thanks, Cliffy, for proving why I rarely listen to anyone here.

posted by  ChrisV

nothing better than my sig:mrgreen:

posted by  ToshoRcing

So I'm a twelve year old? :laughing:

Chris, nobody is forcing you to be here......it's you who keeps on coming here, so hows about you stop whining about why you "rarely listen to any of us here"....I respect that the E-Type is a classic car, and probably sexy to most people, but I just dont find it that way...dunno why, I've just never looked at it like that

posted by  Cliffy

I'm talking about the EVOLUTION engine, not the base Lancer engine.

Still a parts bin engine IMO! The EVO is cool now because it uses the excellent 4g63T...why change that?

Also, are you trying to tell me, the new EVO X and Caliber AWD share the same chassis? MEaning it's not even a modifed version of one another...same wheelbase etc..?

posted by  thunderbird1100

i think all the older cars, classics u might say are TOO liney, like they are trying to wave at me. I dont think the nose down idea is a very good one either b/c it confuses the perspective on teh car, for me at least, it looks like it stopping in the front, then speeding up in the rear. Some of the most sexy cars i can think of are the viper (ver very very nice lines, looks like its going 100mph when its standing still) some of the middle gen 'maros (i like the more right angle type lines, very different from the viper, but it is a different type of style, and very nice looking car in my own opinon) gen befor last 3 sieres (nice classy look to me, still with speed lines, and ive just allways liked them) and i like the first gen 3kgt (has a beautiful stance, and with slighter bigger wheels than stock [17 or 18] looks GREAT on the road, it is also a very wide car, contributing to the stance a bit there, and it has a very nice mesh of right angles and curves to it, vey nice looking car)

and just so you know chris, it is not possible to have a intelectual discussion on stylistic features, no way in hell is it possible b/c of a few reasons
1) it may be "correct looking" or have the perfect lines, that dosent mean it looks fabulous
2) who cares what masses think? its all about what the person thinks, im not gunna argue that the masses dont think somethign, but am i not allowed to argue what i think?
3) EVERYONE HAS A DIFFERENT OPINON get over it, just b/c you think an e-type looks good and a lot of other people do, dosent mean i think it looks good to


grow up man, you act more like the 12 yr olds on the board when you whine and complain when someone else opinon dosent mesh with yours

posted by  ride3k

i dont think its gunna happen, have u seen the concepts? the caliber looks almost like a xA or something, it there to compete with the peugots and geo metro's in europe

dodge is going internationall baby

posted by  ride3k

i actually do NOT like this car, the new eclipse is much better.

posted by  jdubya

Aesthetically, maybe. But that much power shouldn't be going to the front wheels.
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I don't like the design of the new 10 at all. THE nine is much a better eye-turner than the ten.

http://www.japanvehicles.com/newcars/mitsubishi/Evo9/gsrfr.JPG

The tail-lights in the night are beautiful.

posted by  Godlaus

I agree.

posted by  Pythias

me too.

because they have something better?

no.

have a read:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Caliber which links to:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_GS_platform and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Engine_Manufacturing_Alliance

i believe i read that the engine was being replaced in the evoX, but i cant find anything saying that. but i THOUGH i had in the past. also, the caliber srt4 references a GEMA turbocharged 2.4L, but that engine isn't spoken of in the GEMA page. so it could be true that the new engine for the evoX also just isn't spoken of because of lack of confirmation.

i also searched a bit on autoblog.com, but couldn't find anything there about it. (their search thing really isn't that useful, as you cant search and see just the title... so you have to sift through pages of useless garbage..)

posted by  pik_d

hey, on the GEMA link, it says that the caliber will use the full lin up of GEMA engines, but the only mitsu car using them would be the highlander, so i dont think there gunn change the evoX engine, why mess with succes

PS you also know that its more chrysler taking mitsu ENGINES and mitsu tkaing chrysler PARTS right? they did this b/c the japonase were very very efficent in the engine department, but had a lack of prowess in the parts manufacturing process, so thats why a lot of the mitsu cars have the exact same parts as dodge/chryslers, IE on my car, the 3kgt, the side view mirrors are the EXACT SAME PART on the viper, right down to part number and everything, its pretty cool

posted by  ride3k

it's the outlander, not the highlander (that's a toyota suv).

take a look at this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIVEC
"Mivec in the Lancer Evolution controls only valve timing, not lift."

why would they help make a new engine with more features then their current one, and NOT use it for their preformance machine?

sure, a purist will say what you've said about the 4G63T, but that's rarely ever how a company thinks.

posted by  pik_d

I disagree, easier on the eye maybe...but the 10 would certainly turn my head quicker, that's for sure!


I agree. Unfortunately because Chris knows alot about all sorts of cars, I think you'll find that as far as he's concerned, if we dont like the same cars he does, he just accuses us of not understanding the finer things in life. Truth is, an opinion is an opinion regardless of what everyone else thinks!

posted by  Cliffy

And much worse performing.

posted by  thunderbird1100

eh, ther close enough, you know what i ment

but contrary to popular belief, unless they are making a newer, better performing engine, a compnay does what the crowds want, its how they make money you know?

hence why i think the 4g63 will stay inside the lancer, the whole lineup, but if anything does change, i think the GEMA engine will be based on the 4g63, it might even be in the 4g family produced by mitsu but used in all the other companies

posted by  ride3k

ok... i guess that remains to be seen for now... since i suppose i can't prove it.

posted by  pik_d

ya, im not saying your wrong, well, well im just saying what i think the best thing mitsu would do with the lancer line, specially the evo's

posted by  ride3k

this may have already been covered, but I read somewhere they were just
putting in the exact same engine, 276hp or whatever it is, :2cents:

posted by  nighthawk

where did you read that?

posted by  pik_d

nevermind, I read it on caranddriver and/or roadandtrack

and it only says that "the concept X is powered by a 2.0 liter 4 cyl turbo with over 300 hp and 325 lbft


I thought they were talking about the production version, my bad:doh:

posted by  nighthawk

but even that doesn't mean that it's the 4G63T or not.

posted by  pik_d

one could assume...:laughing:

its at least a similiar engine id say

posted by  nighthawk

and so is the possibility of turbo'ing the GEMA engine. :laughing:

posted by  pik_d

im just hoping the engines gonna be a little bigger,

when you first see this big 4 door sports car, you dont think 2.0 liter lol

maybe a 3.5 v6 or something like that, (with turbo) thatd be nice

posted by  nighthawk

it's only so small because of the restrictions in the rally racing that the evolution participates in... they keep the same engine in the road model for whatever specific reason (it rocks, cheaper to produce one engine for both things, whatever...)

i serously doubt they'd give it anything other then a 2.0L turbo I4. SLIGHT chance of a 2.4L turbo I4... but i doubt it.

posted by  pik_d

yeah, I forgot about the rally stuff,

they have to be under 300hp now too:doh:
now torque is another story:hi:

and id really like to see this in rally car form,

posted by  nighthawk

http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/1338/untitled12jz.jpg

posted by  OombaIsBack

rofl,

although I was half-expecting a photochop...

but cow?

posted by  nighthawk

huh? what do you mean?

posted by  pik_d

arent rally cars now restricted to 300hp?

posted by  nighthawk

The back thing looks like udders.

posted by  OombaIsBack

lol nicetouch on the "harodynamic shplitters":laughing:

posted by  nighthawk

Hydrolactose spitters

posted by  OombaIsBack

:laughing:

woot, 300 posts,

and half of them in this thread

posted by  nighthawk

i dunno about that... but they have more powerful evo's in europe... so that doesn't line up with the rally car having to be below 300hp...

posted by  pik_d

I think there used to be certain restrictions on power for rally cars. I'm not sure about these days though, yes the Euro specced Evo is more powerfull at about 350bhp....but they may use Jap spec models in rallying with 276bhp...lol..I think this is the longest one of my threads has ever lasted!

posted by  Cliffy

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