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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 311RS announced in US

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X is one of the very best bang-for-your-buck vehicles currently on sale. To amplify its traits, a special version is hitting the market in the US called the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 311RS.

Although it’s fitted with loads of aftermarket tuning components, the 311RS is a factory-warranted model. It features a tuned engine, modified suspension, racing alloy wheels, a fresh bodykit, and some uprated brakes.

Starting with the engine, the 2.0-litre turbo features a catalogue’s worth AMS gear, including a new intercooler, a full exhaust system and dump pipe, a new intake setup, and a new engine computer. Overall, power is rated at 263kW while torque peaks at 486Nm (up from the factory 217kW/366Nm).

To ensure the Evo remains flat and planted on the road, the 311RS comes with JRZ RS1 race-ready suspension which has been set up by Evasive Motorsport for maximum track performance. It also provides that awesome fat and low stance.

Handling is further improved via lightweight Volk Racing CE28 wheels, measuring 18 x 10.5 inches front and rear. These are wrapped in Nitto NT05 tyres, and hide a complete Girodisc braking kit.

Lastly, to give the Lancer a distinguished look, a very low JDP front spoiler is added, while the back features a Voltex wing for added downforce. The two-tone white and blue colour scheme comes thanks to renowned auto artist Jon Sibal.

Just 11 examples will hit the market, and are expected to be snapped up very quickly. Prices for the package start at US$49,000, which is around US$3000 more than the top-spec Evolution X MR.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.