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Mitsubishi Lancer Prototype-S Concept: Pre-Production Lancer Ralliart Hatch Pics Leaked

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The first official images of the Mitsubishi Lancer Prototype-S have been leaked into the internet ahead of the car’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. More of a pre-production version than a concept, the Lancer Prototype-S previews the shape of the forthcoming Lancer Sportback (5door hatch) that’s expected to be introduced in the European market this summer.

In particular, the Prototype-S previews the Lancer Sportback Ralliart that will compoete head on with the Subaru Impreza WRX. Like the Lancer Sedan Ralliart that we saw in the Detroit Show, the Prototype-S is equipped with a detuned version of the EVO X’s 2.0-liter Turbo engine (delivering 240 PS and 343 Nm of torque) combined with a Twin Clutch SST gearbox and a full-time 4WD drivetrain featuring Mitsubishi Motors’ Active Center Differential.

If anything else, the Prototype-S’ mechanical specs sound very promising. Too bad we can’t say the same about the concept’s looks… -Image gallery after the jump







6 Comments:

Anonymous said... »February 23, 2008

i realy like it

Bryan Campbell

Bryan Campbell. said... »February 23, 2008

I realy Like it...cant wait till it hits production

Bryan Campbell.

Andrewthecologneguy said... »February 24, 2008

Very nice...nicer than the Subie in my opinion

jorge said... »February 24, 2008

the rear looks just like the ford focus st in my opinion, i like the subie more

mjp said... »February 26, 2008

What's that? For sure not Mitsubishi! Looks terrible! What was wrong with old good Lancer?

Anonymous said... »March 01, 2008

its a Mitsubishi... the new Mitsubishi. based off the new Lancer.

it looks good... maybe not as smart as the EvoIX Wagon.. but that is ultralimited.

i'm sure the less wagon-like look will appeal more to youngsters

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