Owen Developments To Unveil 450bhp Lancer Evo Technology

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR400

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

*Probable reveal at the show of a 400bhp performance upgrade for the Evo’s main competitor - the Subaru Impreza.

Being the designer, developer and OE supplier to Mitsubishi Motors in the UK for power upgrades, specifically for the L200 and Shogun Sport models, the FQ and the latest MR 400 Lancer Evolution, Owen Developments from Oxfordshire have a good story to tell.

They will reveal all their latest products and innovations, including a 450bhp Evo Turbo kit, at the Autosport International and Racing Car Show which opens on 13 January 2005 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

Brian Owen, managing director of Owen Developments said, "Much of the work we do is confidential and behind the scenes both for our industry OE clients and for works and private motorsport teams. The Autosport International Show is one of the few opportunities we have to showcase our work and products to the trade and general public".

"The latest Lancer Evolution VIII MR 400 is a classic example. Although other companies are involved in stripping, upgrading and rebuilding the original engine, we have been the instigators and the core suppliers of the design and development work to produce the power for this supercar. Being the Garrett Performance Centre for the UK, we have been able to use the vast range of products and technology to produce a bespoke turbocharger to meet the exacting requirements of Mitsubishi Motors UK. The new design exhaust manifold cast in stainless steel ensures not only an improved exhaust flow but also the reliability required for road going vehicles. The turbocharger installation requires control over and above the standard ECU, therefore we have selected the Motec M800 OEM for this purpose".

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Published 15 December 2004 Melanie Carter

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