The all-wheel-drive FQ400 would slice through 60mph in 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed over 170mph.

Mitsubishi UK has given the green light for a street-going FQ400 following a successful campaign at the recent Britcar 24hr race at Silverstone by ADR Motorsport - the team which already builds and runs the two-works Mitsubishis currently competing in the British Rally Championship.

According to AutoExpress, the 400hp flagship EVO X will hit the UK market some time next year at a price of at least £45,000. No engine details have been given but AE loosely speculates a larger turbo, exhaust manifold, fuel system and of course heavy ECU tweaking would be necessary to achieve the 400hp the FQ name indicates.

The all-wheel-drive FQ400 would slice through 60mph in 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed over 170mph. Like previous FQ generations, an upgraded suspension, brakes and subtle exterior modifications would distinguish the package.

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