Power, Performance, Passion: The Mitsubishi Ralliart Lancer Evolution VIII

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII FQ-300


Universally acclaimed for its raw power, exceptional handling and an emotionally spine-tingling driving experience, the new generation Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII is about to hit the streets.

  • Evo VIII (276bhp) and Evo VIII FQ–300 (in excess of 300bhp) models
  • UK retail prices £26,995 and £28,995
  • Over 200 orders already confirmed for April delivery

Available in two specifications and with a top speed of 157mph, power output for the new Evo VIII is 276bhp as standard. However, for those customers who like a little more under the bonnet the FQ-300 performance package, developed in conjunction with the Mitsubishi World Rally Team, boosts power to in excess of 300bhp.

Prices represent real value for customers at £26,995 for the Evo VIII in standard form and £28,995 for the upgraded FQ-300 specification. Add to this the support and expertise of a fully trained network of Mitsubishi Ralliart dealers and the security of a comprehensive 3-year warranty, and you have an exceptional value for money package for one of the most coveted performance saloons on the road.

The Mitsubishi Evolution series is all about continuous enhancement using performance technology and the new Evo VIII delivers on all counts. Improvements on its predecessor include the addition of Super AYC (Active Yaw Control) and a 6-speed close ratio gearbox; extensive improvements to and tuning of the engine, suspension and aerodynamics; a stiffer body and extensive reductions in weight. The result - the new Lancer Evolution VIII reaches new dimensions of on-road performance and driving exhilaration.

Currently, the UK is the only European country where the new Lancer Evolution VIII is officially on sale. With 200 orders already placed, it seems it won’t take long until this year’s allocation of 900 units have all been snapped up.

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Published 13 April 2003 Melanie Carter

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