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Mitsubishi Lancer Evo I
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To be precise, at the time this car was called Mitsubishi Lancer RS because name Evolution was adopted only after decision about second evolution was made by mid-season.

With Lancer, Mitsubishi did exactly what Subaru would later do with Impreza, moved from big and bulky Galant to a smaller and nimbler car. However - unlike Subaru - Mitsubishi did not commit with full heart as they viewed Paris-Dakar and Pajero equally, if not more important than the WRC, thus dividing company's engineering resources and budget between the two projects.

Lancer had smaller bodyframe mated to same engine used in Galant and sported multilink suspension at rear.

Statistics
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Debut WRC event: Monte Carlo 1993
Best WRC result: 2nd by Kenneth Eriksson in Great Britain 1993
 2nd by Kenjiro Shinozuka in Safari 1994
Rallies contested: 8  (works entries)
WRC starts: 13  (works entries)
Outright wins: 0  
Podiums: 3  (podiums to starts ratio 23.1%)
DNF's: 2  (DNF's to starts ratio 15.4 %)
Points scored: 75  (manufacturer championship points)
Avg points per rally: 9.4  
Technical data
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Group and class A8
Engine
Location: Front transverse
Turbo: Yes
Cylinders: 4 in line
Valves: 16
Bore x stroke: 85.0 x 88.0 mm
Cubic capacity: 1997 cc
Power: 298 hp
Torque: 420 Nm
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Dimensions
Length: 4310 mm
Width: 1695 mm
Height: 1440 mm
Wheelbase: 2500 mm
Front track: 1450 mm
Rear track: 1460 mm
Weight: 1200 kg
Transmission
Drive: 4WD
Gears: 6
Sequential: No
Clutch plates: 1
Evo I
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evo I Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Evo I
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