New Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X FQ-330 SST: 329HP, 0-100km/h in 4.4sec

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The British always liked to fettle around with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and the tenth generation model is no exception. Now they have come up with yet another higher-power version of the Lancer EVO X that goes by the name FQ-330 SST. This F....g Quick (honestly, that's what it stands for) combines the upgraded FQ-330 engine to the 6-speed Twin-Clutch Sports Shift Transmission. Under the hood, the 2.0-liter turbo engine benefits from a bevy of improvements.

These include an ECU re-map along with the addition of a high performance exhaust and downpipe, an intercooler piping kit, racing suction pipe, and upgraded CAT, all of which help deliver an additional 36 bhp and 22 lb ft over the FQ-300 SST, for a total output of 329bhp at 6,500 rpm and 437Nm (322-lbs/ft) at 3,500 rpm.

The result is a 0 to 100km/h (62mph) sprint time of 4.4 seconds, or 0.3 seconds faster than the FQ-300 SST, and a top speed of 250 km/h or 155mph.

In the UK, the FQ-330 SST is available immediately for order. Buyers can choose among four different colors - Cool Silver (M), Orient Red (M), Lightning Blue (P) and Phantom Black (P), all of which are included in the basic price of £35,999, which is £3,000 more than the standard FQ-300 STT variant.

FQ-300 SST

FQ-330 SST

Max. output (bhp) / rpm)

295 / 6500

329 / 6500

Max. torque (Nm (lb ft) / rpm)

407 (300) / 3500

437 (322) / 3500

0-62 mph (secs)

4.7

4.4

Max. Speed (mph (kph)

155 (250)

155 (250)

Price

£32,999

£35,999

Standard equipment:

  • Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC)
  • 18" Enkei alloy wheels
  • Brembo braking system, including 2-piece front brakes
  • Eibach coil springs
  • Bilstein shock absorbers
  • HID xenon headlamps with Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)
  • Recaro front seats
  • Bluetooth hands-free system
  • Leather sports steering wheel with audio controls
  • Front, side, curtain and knee airbags
  • Privacy glass
  • Front fog lamps
  • ISO Fix
  • Automatic headlamp and wiper sensors
  • Remote central locking
  • CAT1 approved alarm/immobiliser
  • CAT5 approved tracker system + 1 year free subscription
  • HDD satellite navigation system
  • Rockford premium audio & Music Server – 6 premium speakers + subwoofer
  • iPod/MP3 auxiliary input port
Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X FQ-330 SST