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 by Richard Owen
production 7000
engine 4G63 Inline-4
position Front Transverse
aspiration Twin Scroll Turbocharger
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed ECI Multiport Injection
displacement 1997 cc / 121.9 in³
bore 85 mm / 3.35 in
stroke 88 mm / 3.46 in
power 201.3 kw / 270 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 135.2 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 214.29 bhp per tonne
torque 440 nm / 324.5 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
driven wheels 4WD
front tires Michelin
rear tires Michelin
front brakes Vented Discs w/6-Pot Calipers
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Vented Discs w/4-Pot Calipers
r brake size mm / in
f suspension MacPheron Struts w/Coil Springs, Ohlins Dampers
r suspension Multi-Link Struts w/Coil Springs, Ohlins Dampers
curb weight 1260 kg / 2778 lbs
wheelbase 2510 mm / 98.8 in
front track 1470 mm / 57.9 in
rear track 1470 mm / 57.9 in
length 4310 mm / 169.7 in
width 1695 mm / 66.7 in
height 1395 mm / 54.9 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1