Mitsubishi Motors UK has announced they are currently developing a race-prepared version of the Lancer Evo X in cooperation with former BTCC driver, James Kaye, for entry to the Britcar Championship...

Mitsubishi Motors UK has announced they are currently developing a race-prepared version of the Lancer Evo X in cooperation with former BTCC driver, James Kaye, for entry to the Britcar Championship on 20th – 21st September at Silverstone. Piloting the Evo X, which produces around 400hp while maintaining its all-wheel-drive configuration, is Kaye plus two other drivers who are yet to be named. The Evo X is currently being constructed by ADR Motorsport, the team which already builds and runs the two-works Mitsubishis currently competing in the British Rally Championship.

If all goes well Mitsubishi could take another step with a dedicated Evo X race series. General Manager for Ralliart Paul Brigden states, “Mitsubishi UK has not been involved with circuit racing for many years, so this new initiative is a great opportunity for us. Subject to the level of interest from competitors, we are also hoping to announce a one-make race-series for the Evolution X soon.”

Following the car’s Silverstone debut, Kaye is planning to contest a full season in the 2009 Britcar Championship, plus other selected endurance events.

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Mitsubishi Announces Lancer Evolution X Race-Car Program (UK)