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Lancer Evo IV
Visually Evo IV looks quite different from previous three evolutions. Partly this is because base version was face-lifted but as with any competition model, most of the changes were intended to help performance of the rally car like bigger though still fixed rear-wing and revised front bumper with fixed light mountings.

Engine was updated and at least on paper more power and especially torque was obtained. Changes included lighter pistons, cam changes, secondary air induction and turbocharger was upgraded to twin-scroll design. Engine was rotated 180 degrees so that power was extracted from right side, which allowed less and simpler gears between engine and gearbox. Curiously enough cylinder head is in same position as previously so that exhaust remains in front of the engine.

Car also sported new Xtrac sequential gearbox for a first time. Rear suspension was completely new with independent multi-link with coil spring.

Debut WRC event: Monte Carlo 1997
Best WRC result: 1st by Tommi Makinen in Portugal 1997
 1st by Tommi Makinen in Catalunya 1997
 1st by Tommi Makinen in Argentina 1997
 1st by Tommi Makinen in Finland 1997
 1st by Tommi Makinen in Sweden 1998
 1st by Richard Burns in Safari 1998
Rallies contested: 18  (works entries)
WRC starts: 32  (works entries)
Outright wins: 6  (wins to rallies ratio 33.3%)
Podiums: 12  (podiums to starts ratio 37.5%)
DNF's: 10  (DNF's to starts ratio 31.3 %)
Points scored: 109  (manufacturer championship points)
Avg points per rally: 6.1  
Technical data
Group and class A8
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: 290 hp
Torque: 490 Nm
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Length: 4330 mm
Width: 1690 mm
Height: 1395 mm
Wheelbase: 2510 mm
Front track: 1490 mm
Rear track: 1490 mm
Weight: 1230 kg
Drive: 4WD
Gearbox: Longitudinal
Gears: 6
Sequential: Yes
Clutch plates: 3
lancer evo 4
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Tommi Makinen, Sweden 1997 Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window
Evo IV X-ray
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X-ray view of Lancer Evo IV Click picture to see larger version in a pop-up window