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1994 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution II Group A

1994 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution II Group A

1994 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution II Group A

The orginal Lancer Evolution yeilded little victory for Mitsubishi. In an attempt to change this record a new version of the Lancer Evolution was released. This car was aptly titled the Evolution II.

For the 1994 season, a newly devleoped aerodyanmics set the car apart from the Lancer Evolution. A new larger rear wing was affixed as was a more agressive front spoiler. Horsepower was raised by 10 bhp.

Evolution IIs were raced in the 1994 season up until the begining of 1995. During this time cars were campaigned in both the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship and World Rally Championship.

The first major victory was achieved with a Lancer Evolution was had at the 1995 Swedish Rally (WRC). It was at this rally where Mitsubishi’s Active Four-wheel Drive system was first employed. Using a computer controlled driveline, the car was able to apply power were the most grip a could be had. This greatly helped the Lancer’s remain tractable on the snowy Swedish passes.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
production 5000 (GSR and RS Models)
engine 4G63 Inline-4
position Front Transverse
aspiration Turbocharged
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 1997 cc / 121.9 in³
bore 85 mm / 3.35 in
stroke 88 mm / 3.46 in
compression 8.5:1
power 193.9 kw / 260 bhp
specific output 130.2 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 208.0 bhp per tonne
torque 309.13 nm / 228 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
redline 7000
driven wheels 4WD
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
curb weight 1250 kg / 2756 lbs
wheelbase 2510 mm / 98.8 in
front track 1465 mm / 57.7 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
gear ratios :1