Mistubishi's 6-speed Twin-Clutch Sports Shift Transmission has now been fitted to the UK-spec Lancer Evo X FQ-330. Power is 329hp and peak torque is 322 lb ft.

Mitsubishi Cars in the UK has added a new model to its already extensive 7-strong model range of Evolution X cars. The Evo X was launched in the UK in March 2008. In that part of the world these high-performance sedans are badged with the prefix FQ followed by a number that denotes the car's horsepower rating.

The FQ-330 now comes standard with Mistubishi's 6-speed Twin-Clutch Sports Shift Transmission (SST) system and has 329hp (242kW) and 322 lb ft (437Nm) of maximum torque at 3,500rpm. That is 29hp more than the FQ-300 SST but 25hp less than the £39 999 FQ-360. The Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system ensures power is planted firmly on the tarmac.

To achieve this boost in power the engineers used a breathing kit that includes an intercooler piping kit, a racing suction pipe, a high performance exhaust and downpipe as well as a remapping of the ECU. Thus acceleration has been improved and the driving experience is said to be notably enhanced. The quoted 0 - 62mph sprint time is 4.4 seconds and top velocity is 155mph (249km/h).

Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, Brembo brakes, adaptive xenon headlights, Recaro front seats, Bluetooth connectivity, HDD satellite navigation system and a Rockford sound system with iPod/MP3 auxiliary port. Interested parties can choose from one of four exterior colour options.

The Evo X FQ-330 SST is priced at £35,999 which is £3,000 less than the FQ-300 SST.


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