The Lancer Evolution (EVO) was first introduced in the early 1990s to compete in the World Rally Championship (WRC) racing series and as we prepare to say goodbye to the EVO, we started thinking about the unique features of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution we’ll miss the most.
The supercharged performance car has made its way into the hearts and homes of car enthusiasts worldwide, including us here at Bakersfield Mitsubishi, but alas the 2015 EVO will be the last model we’ll see… At least it is going out on top!
Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC)
S-AWC is one of the most sophisticated all-wheel drive systems ever developed for a production car, according to torquenews.com. The EVO’s S-AWC works together with the car’s finely tuned suspension, creating an unprecedented degree of performance and traction on pavement. Three settings allow the driver to better control how the car responds to weather or terrain conditions.
Active Yaw Control (AYC)
AYC control torque distribution to the car’s rear wheels through brake force control and also from the planetary gear rear differential and yaw rate sensors.
Active Center Differential (ACD)
ACD controls the power sent to the wheels based on a variety of factors, including throttle opening, individual wheel speeds, and steering wheel angle. ACD can achieve a 50/50 torque split between the front and rear wheels.
Active Stability Control (ASC)
ASC manages the traction and stability control systems, helping to prevent wheel slip and regulating each wheel’s brake force and power distribution for better stability when taking corners.
The EVO was designed to literally hold onto the road. It’s impressive response and precision handling provides an intense driving experience that very few other production cars can compete with. We are sad to see our EVO go, but look forward to what’s next for Mitsubishi!