1995 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III Group A

By 1995, it was apparent Mitsubishi were willing to under go rapid develpment of their platform car. New areodynamics and an active four wheel drive system were distinct properties for the Lancer Evolution III.

The 1995 race season started off with the Evolution II and ended with the Evolution III. During this season Mitsubishi won the Manufacturers’ Championship in the APRC and took 2nd place in the WRC Manufacturers’ Championship.

1996 would be a pivotal year for Mitsubishi and thier Lancer Evolution III. Tommi Makinen drove to win five WRC events in a Lancer Evolution III. These victories helped Tommi secure a WRC Driver’s Championship while Mitsubishi claimed 2nd in the WRC Manufacturers Championship. During the same year, Mitsubishi scored the APRC Manufactures Championship fr the second year in a row with help from Richard Burns.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
engine4G63 Inline-4
positionFront Transverse
aspirationTwin Scroll Turbocharger
valvetrainDOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
fuel feedECI Multiport Injection
displacement1997 cc / 121.9 in³
bore85 mm / 3.35 in
stroke88 mm / 3.46 in
power201.3 kw / 270 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output135.2 bhp per litre
bhp/weight214.29 bhp per tonne
torque440 nm / 324.5 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
driven wheels4WD
front tiresMichelin
rear tiresMichelin
front brakesVented Discs w/6-Pot Calipers
f brake sizemm / in
rear brakesVented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers
r brake sizemm / in
f suspensionMacPheron Struts w/Coil Springs, Ohlins Dampers
r suspensionMulti-Link Struts w/Coil Springs, Ohlins Dampers
curb weight1260 kg / 2778 lbs
wheelbase2510 mm / 98.8 in
front track1470 mm / 57.9 in
rear track1470 mm / 57.9 in
length4310 mm / 169.7 in
width1695 mm / 66.7 in
height1395 mm / 54.9 in
transmission6-Speed Manual
gear ratios:1