A rally car for the street was how to describe Mitsubishi's Evo 5. It was in fact a very easy car to drive very quickly cross-country, no matter what the weather. This is did with a permanent four-wheel drive biased slightly towards the rear wheels, and an Active Yaw Control to prevent sideways slippage. Excess speed was easily dealt with thanks to 12-inch (305mm) vented discs and powerful four-pot Brembo callipers at each corner. The 16-valve 122ci (2-liter) four-cylinder engine was a development of previous Evo models and featured contra-rotating balance shafts to keep the engine smooth up to the 6,500rpm redline. The turbo's massive intercooler mounted in the front grille ensured a dense supply of air, which aided the enormous power output and hit of torque. The car was good enough to give make Tommy Makinen World Rally Championship Champion three times.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 5 Specifications
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