The specs are nice and all, but they've never once mentioned a baseline price. For a manufacturer, especially Mitsubishi to have a car like that with those specs in, they'll be costing a pretty penny. +40K easy, and if you compare it to the MR and it's history, close or over 50K. Is the world really ready for a mitsubishi that costs this much (us dollars). They've got an image problem to get over first.
I remember in 04 all the hype about Evo this and Evo that.......and then sneakly 'ole Subaru dropped the bomb on the 300 hp/300 tq STi coming to the states. Caught everyone with their pants down. I firmly believe they will be doin so again.