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The 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution looks aggressive and sporty, but up close and inside it fails to deliver any upmarket details.
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The cabin is rather plain. Apart from the dual instrument nacelles and the Recaros, it's not that sporty.

The expansive grille fills competitors' rear view mirrors, and is sure to send shivers down the hardiest soul as if about to be eaten by that shark.

The Ralliart has a larger mouth than the Lancer but a less radical style than the Evo

The 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Ralliart look more like well-done tuner cars than sophisticated performance machines—and like an economy car on steroids through and through. Take a look a little closer at these cars' details and silhouettes and it's enough to turn off older, more sophisticated shoppers; it's easy to see that they're heavily based on the Mitsubishi Lancer, a basic compact sedan, but dressed up with a go-fast look.

The Lancer Ralliart, in particular, shares much with the sportiest version of the Lancer, the GTS, but it gets the Evolution's lightweight aluminum hood with integral ductwork to keep the turbo cool, along with an aggressively styled front bumper and dual exhaust. On the outside, the look doesn't break out in any new directions, but its shark-like front-end styling makes it easy to spot and differentiate from a distance. There really isn't that much of a difference in appearance between the two models on the outside—with more aggressive wheels, a slightly different front fascia, and an added rear spoiler for the Evolution—even if the Evo has further structural differences and an aluminum roof.

New last year was a five-door Sportback version of the Ralliart; it's a rather conventional, swept-back hatchback in appearance, but it works just as well with the aggressive front end and it's just a matter of personal taste as to which one's better.

The interior of the 2011 Mitsubishi Lance Ralliart and Evo isn't very impressive from a styling standpoint. There are no glaring design deficiencies, and the instrument panel is businesslike and straightforward; but it's easy to see the interior as a slightly dressed-up economy-car cabin. Upholstery, accents, trims, and the steering wheel have been upgraded, however.


The 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution looks aggressive and sporty, but up close and inside it fails to deliver any upmarket details.

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