2008 Mitsubishi Concept-RA

January 13, 2008


2008 Mitsubishi Concept

2008 Mitsubishi Concept

Mitsubishi has unveiled a new coupe concept at the Detroit auto show, one with a drivetrain lifted largely from the rally-driven Lancer Evolution.


The Concept in fact uses the Evo’s twin-clutch transmission, but teams it not to a turbo four but to a 2.2-liter turbodiesel four with variable valve lift, timing, and direct injection. The engine puts out 202 hp and uses a new catalytic converter to meet stringent U.S. diesel emission regulations.


Mitsubishi’s S-AWC system is also featured on the concept, integrating an active center differential, stability control and anti-lock braking. The concept’s body is mounted on an aluminum space frame for low weight, while some panels — including the hood and fenders — are made from plastic composites.


We'll have more live shots of the Concept-RA, along with info on Mitsubishi's Lancer Ralliart, later today.

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