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    2007 WRX STI or... 2007 Mitsu Evo X ?

    Hey guys,

    It's no secret I'm new around these forums... It wasn't long ago that I told you all I would be getting a WRX STI next fall...

    Well... I saw the previews of the new Mitsubishi EVO X... Holy Cow... It's sleek, refined... Aggressive... To me... It's got that blend of Japanese styling with European lines, and a hint of American Muscle in the aggressive front cowl...

    The things they were showing off... Really appeal to me... The LCD in the dash with navigation... The paddle Tiptronic style shifting!!! I've heard different numbers but it sounds like it is going to have around 320 ponies right out of the showroom... Aluminum body...

    It just has so much going for it... It's also supposed to be less harsh and more refined than the previous version... Wrap that all up with over 30mpg...

    I feel like a club traitor... But I think it sounds like it will be a better car... And a much cooler looking car. (That part is just my opinion of course)... That metallic red one they've been showing off is just hot... Smoking hot...

    Anyway... Just wondering what other people's opinions are... Good and bad...

    Thanks,

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    EVO X, hands down.

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    id definatly say the EVO X at this point since its entirely new and Mitsu is going to put ALOT of effort into it to insure it's success... if the EVO fails im sure Mitsu is prety doomed because the EVO seems like the only car that seems to actually be generating revenue for them
    they call STi's STDs because everyone is getting them.

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    well is all this talk about the evo true? ...Most of the stuff they always show on the prototypes and concepts never make it in the final cut.
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    evo x,hands down.
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    you guys suck

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    Are there any definate specs on these cars yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianH
    Are there any definate specs on these cars yet?
    nothing definitive yet, but here what the Evo X concept has.. and its safe to assume the real deal will have 80-90% of the stuff on it.. hopefully not the paddle shifters, everything else sounds awesome though

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    In the mechanical components department, MITSUBISHI Concept-X mates a turbocharged aluminum cylinder block MIVEC engine to a high-performance 6-speed auto-manual transmission. Extensive use is made of aluminum in the roof, engine hood and other body panels. Chassis performance has been substantially improved with the introduction of Mitsubishi’s latest 4WD-based Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) vehicle dynamics control system. The incarnation of driving pleasure, this highly advanced technical specification makes MITSUBISHI Concept-X a showcase on wheels for Mitsubishi Motors’ quintessential road performance technology.

    * Design
    The team has crafted a form with lines that are purposeful and handsome; a form that symbolizes the New Mitsubishi Motors Design while retaining the spartan performance image that defines the Lancer Evolution series.
    Distinguished by its eye-catching oversized grille, the front visage borrows design cues from a jet fighter to hint broadly at the huge quantities of air it draws in and at the car’s road-hugging stability. The brand-identifying 3-diamond logo on the leading edge of the engine hood is another distinguishing element of the new-age Evolution design.
    The simple and functional layout of the cockpit is put together in a design that encourages the driver to concentrate fully on operating his machine. The design team has spared no effort in developing coloring and lighting that engender a keener competition look to the interior. The black keynote interior color uses silver counterpoints to impart the material look of aluminum and create a more dynamic and athletic looking interior space.


    * Powertrain
    MITSUBISHI Concept-X is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder DOHC MIVEC intercooler-turbocharged engine that delivers instant response at all engine speeds with flat torque that keeps pulling up to the red line. MITSUBISHI Concept-X uses a clutchless 6-speed auto-manual transmission that realizes slicker shifting and higher transmission efficiency than a regular manual gearbox. Paddle shifters mounted on the steering column allow the driver to concentrate on his steering better and enable drivers of all abilities to experience the satisfying pleasure of sport driving.


    * Body and chassis
    The ring-structure frame design realizes a significant increase in body stiffness, while the use of aluminum in the engine hood, trunk lid, fenders, roof and front and rear door panels reduces weight. Reducing weight in the roof and upper parts of the body lowers the center of gravity, while weight reduction in the doors, engine hood, trunk and other peripheral elements reduces the moment of inertia for better steerability. Weight reduction, lowering the center of gravity and reducing the moment of inertia all contribute to better motive performance and better handling.
    The suspension features a MacPherson strut at the front and a multi-link arrangement at the rear. Working in concert with Mitsubishi Motors’ “Roll Control Suspension” technology, this design delivers very high levels of ride and road holding.


    * On-board Multi-Media System
    The On-Board Multi-Media System complements the interior design in the way it encourages a dialogue between driver and machine. The high-definition LCD monitor provides a real-time display of vehicle and S-AWC operating status while also displaying on-board navigation system maps and DVD audio controls. Rear seat passengers have their own LCD displays at the back of the front seats that allow them to share with the driver driving-related information and to share the fun-to-drive experience.


    * Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC)
    MITSUBISHI Concept-X showcases Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) vehicle dynamics control technology. A further step up the evolutionary ladder of Mitsubishi Motors four-wheel drive traction and handling technology well proven in the Lancer Evolution and other series, S-AWC realizes cutting-edge levels of vehicle dynamics control. Based on Mitsubishi’s full-time 4WD system, as used in Lancer Evolution, that is built around ACD3 and Super AYC4 component technologies, S-AWC adds Active Brake Control, Active Steering System and Roll Control Suspension technologies to realize a fully integrated system.

    taken from (http://www.autoblog.com/entry/1234000463060866/)
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    I dig the outside of the car and more so the front than the back and looking at the pictures of the inside, it looks very concept-ish and very cold and all racing like. I think that they did that on purpose becasue obviously the car is made to handle like on rails and is more a track car then anything else. From the outside I would say the EVO but from the inside and as a whole package it seems that this is a total racing fanatic's car rather than a real world daily driver. I think that thats the way they want to market this car but then they will void your warranty if you even think about racing on the track. I say STI becasue it looks like STI will be the more civilized beast that you can use during the week to commute to work, while be able to go crazy on the weekend.
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    I don't know...

    From the motorweek article I read... It sounds like this Evo is going to be more suited to daily driving than any of the previous versions.

    Not many race cars need navigation... I suspect that interior is going to be toned down a bit... A bit less aggressive and a bit more comfortable... Heck... The pictures of the interior aren't even U.S. versions yet. The Steering wheel is on the right.

    I could be wrong... But I think the final release version in the U.S. will look different... Air conditioning controls... heating controls... power windows...

    Oh and... I LOVE the paddle shifters... They are a great "daily driver" compromise. You don't have to worry about a clutch in heavy traffic... Easier to parallel park...

    --Just my opinions.

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    I'm personally a fan of the new Evo body style. I am considering picking one up in a couple years once they've been out and worked any of the kinks out of the system. I wonder if the price tag will be about the same?

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    Evo X = Bad Ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BansheeGuy_IV
    Wrap that all up with over 30mpg...

    I highly doubt it'll get anywhere close to that.

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    i bet on the evo forums they are like "hey check out this hahaha 2007 WRX STI or... 2007 Mitsu Evo X ? evo ownes!"
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    I don't like the new styling of it, but the specs are awsome. It looks plenty aggressive but lost the sporty look. Interesting how they are explanding the aluminum from the roof to other parts of the car.

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