The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X is a sports sedan by Mitsubishi, and the final model of the Lancer Evolution lineup.
The Lancer Evolution X sedan features a newly designed 4B11T 2.0L (1,998 cc) turbocharged, all-aluminium inline-4 GEMA engine. Power and torque depend on the market but all versions have at least 276 hp (206 kW) (JDM version). The American market version has slightly more. The UK models will be reworked by Mitsubishi UK, in accordance with previous MR Evolutions bearing the FQ badge. Options for the UK Evolutions are expected to be between 295 hp (220 kW) and 360 hp (268 kW).
Two versions of the car are offered in the U.S.: the Lancer Evolution MR, with a 6-speed Twin Clutch Sportronic Shift transmission (TC-SST). The other version is the GSR which has a 5-speed manual transmission system. The car also has a new full-time all-wheel drive system named S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control), an advanced version of Mitsubishi's AWC system used in previous generations. The S-AWC uses torque vectoring technology to send different amounts of torque to the rear wheels.
It also features Mitsubishi's new sequential semi-automatic six speed SST twin-clutch transmission with steering-mounted magnesium alloy shift paddles. It has replaced the Tiptronic automatic transmission, hence the SST version replacing the GT-A version (which was used in Evolution VII and Evolution IX Wagon). A five speed manual gearbox is also available. The new Lancer Evolution also incorporates Mitsubishi's next generation RISE safety body.
The Evolution X went on sale October 1, 2007 in Japan, January 2008 in the USA, February in Canada (as the first version of Evolution in Canada), and in March 2008 in the UK. The Twin Clutch SST version was available in Japan from November 2007. Europe followed with sales in May, with the GSR and MR versions included along with the Premium Package. The introduction of the 2010 MR-Touring moved the car even further upscale. Leather and a Moonroof became standard while revising the rear spoiler to just a lip spoiler.
In 2015, Mitsubishi ended the production of the Lancer Evolution X. A limited edition "farewell" model, the Final Edition, was produced for the Lancer's final production year, with only 1,600 models being produced for the United States market, another 1,600 for Japan, 350 for Canada, and 150 for Australia. All models are based on the GSR trim and features a black roof, black Enkei rims, and a special "Final Edition" emblem. Asphalt 9: Legends uses the Final Edition version of the car.
Shortened to Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X is the game's starting car and has the following rank statistics:
- Stock rank: 467 ( 5 - These are given when the player plays the game for the first time)
- rank: 791
- rank: 1,094 ( 8)
- rank: 1,381 ( 30)
As the starter car, the Lancer has fantastic nitro efficiency but poor handling, acceleration and top speed. It is not particularly great for multiplayer; the Chevrolet Camaro LT and DS E-Tense are far better choices with their superior speed, acceleration and handling.
The Mitsubishi Lancer was first introduced as a Special Projects event on March 24, 2017. The event was supposed to have a duration of 11 days, however, multiple reports said the event ended without further notice at up to 1 and half days before the scheduled end.
Initially introduced in the Alps Update as a high-end Class A Rally Car, the Evolution X is now a Class S vehicle since the Coachella Update. It is depicted with a slightly modified body kit with canards at the front bumper, a custom wing, and burnt exhaust tips.
In comparison to other Class S rally cars, the Evolution X has a relatively lower top speed, an acceptable albeit below-average acceleration and nitro power, average nitro duration, and a slightly wider than usual drift radius. The acceleration and handling can be improved noticeably when using the drift-boost technique, making the Evolution X more agile than the Subaru WRX STI GRC and Volkswagen Beetle GRC.
At level 50, the Evolution X is a decent rally car when only considering Class S rally cars; it is almost universally faster than the Subaru WRX STI GRC and can beat the Volkswagen Beetle GRC on acceleration demanding tracks. It is, however, overshadowed by rally cars outside of its class, as well as the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51. While the acceleration and nitro power hampers the Evolution X's usefulness to some degree, the biggest issue is its cripplingly low top speed, even with the use of all-in nitro.
The displayed and approximate fake speed of the Level 50 Evolution X are:
(Speed Modifier is ~91% when using the Land Rover Defender as a benchmark.)
- Top Speed w/o boost: 170.2 mph (~154.9 mph)
- Top Speed w/ Level 1 long nitro: 179 mph (~162.9 mph)
- Top Speed w/ Level 2 long nitro: 182 mph (~165.6 mph)
- Top Speed w/ Level 3 long nitro: 186 mph (~169.3 mph)
- Top Speed w/ All-in nitro: 197 mph (~179.3 mph)
- Max Air Speed: 198 mph (~180.2 mph)
In comparison, rally cars such as the Mini All4Racing X-Raid and Ford Focus RS can reach speeds of ~194 mph. This disparity of top speed means that the Evolution X can be as far as 5-6 seconds off the pace of the X-Raid on top-speed oriented tracks like Coachella Valley. On shorter tracks, the difference in pace is lessened, but the Lancer is slower regardless.
Overall, while a step up from the Subaru WRX STI GRC, the Evolution X is not the best option for a level 50 rally car due to its underwhelming performance, lack of usage in TLEs, and is too slow to compete in multiplayer.
|Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Blueprint – Last checked: Jul 25, 2020|
Rarity: Class S
Vehicle: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
Availability: Boxes, Black Market
- Race 286 (Class S, levels 47–50)
- Recommended level: 47
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X appears as a low Class C car with a starting rank of 870 and maximum of 1354. All of the car's performance in this game is identical to the car's Asphalt 8: Airborne rendition, as discussed below.
In the J2ME version of the game, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X is the car the player begins with. Curiously, the car is placed before Nissan 370Z, despite the fact that the Lancer has better raw performance in the Android version of Asphalt Nitro.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X was added in the Car Mastery Update as a high-end Class D car with the following rank statistics:
- Starting rank: 870
- This was changed to 1026 in the Showdown Update.
- MAX rank: 1177 (+307)
- This was changed to 1205 (+179) in the Showdown Update.
- MAX+PRO rank: 1354 (+177)
- This was changed to 1328 (+123) in the Showdown Update.
- Tuning Kit bonus: +59
- This was changed to +50 in the Showdown Update.
- Stock to MAX+PRO rank difference: 484
- This was changed to 300 in the Showdown Update.
- Upgrade rank percentages: 10/60/10/20
- Nitro Efficiency: 7/12/17
In its initial release, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X's was inferior to the Geely GC9 due to its poor acceleration and nitro efficiency but was buffed upon its release. As a rival to the SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI, it is more efficient in nitro, handling, and drifting, although the WRX STI still has the edge in acceleration and total speed.
With the inclusion of the Mazda RX-8 in the Elite Cars Update and other new Class D cars, the Lancer is now only a collector's car as it lacks any sort of performance to stand out from its rivals. Tuning the Lancer for low rank Multiplayer matches, unfortunately, does not restore the worthiness of the Lancer due to the further imbalanced matchmaking servers caused by the new Multiplayer League format which will match the Lancer against the higher ranked Range Rover Evoque Coupe HSE Dynamic that can easily crush the Lancer.
As of the Fifteenth Anniversary Update, the Lancer costs 1,200 (previously 1,000, then 1,425). As of the 2019 Spring Update, upgrades cost 736,000 while Pro Kits require 245,600, 40 of each Class D Part, 50 Early & Initial Techs each, and 40 i4 Engines.
For September 2016, the Lancer was obtainable as a Daily Bonus reward for 28 consecutive days of log-ins. If players already owned the car prior to September's Daily Bonus reward, they were to instead be given only 2,800 as compensation. Gameloft Customer Care compensated for the meagre sum either with 35,000 or a decal for the car worth 2,100.