2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart
The new Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart reinforces the sporty identity of the Lancer lineup (Lancer, Lancer Ralliart and Lancer Evolution) with aggressive styling and driving performance that creates a unique product between the Lancer GTS 2.4 and the Lancer Evolution models. The Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart makes effective use of the Lancer’s rigid unibody and four-wheel independent suspension by mating this capable chassis to a turbocharged engine and all-wheel-drive.
Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is powered by the new 4B11 2.0-liter DOHC MIVEC intercooled and turbocharged engine (also used in the Lancer Evolution) that develops an estimated 235 horsepower. The engine is mated to Mitsubishi’s efficient Twin Clutch-SST gearbox that helps enhance the sporty nature of the vehicle by allowing the driver to execute lightning-quick, silky-smooth, paddle-actuated shifts. The TC-SST transmission also operates in fully automatic modes for Normal and Sport driving conditions.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart’s full-time 4WD driveline features Mitsubishi’s Active Center Differential (ACD). The ACD unit employs an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch center differential, vectoring drive torque to the front and rear according to different driving conditions to realize the best balance between steering response and traction characteristics on Tarmac, Gravel, or Snow surfaces.
Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is also equipped with front helical limited slip differential and a rear differential mechanical limited slip differential.
Elaborating on the basic sporty design and proportions of the Lancer, the Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart exterior is distinguished by its more aggressively styled front bumper design, rear bumper cover, dual outlet muffler and a lightweight aluminum, ducted hood that delivers cooling air to the turbocharger.
The interior design places greater emphasis on function and vehicle control. Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart is equipped with FAST key, Bluetooth hands-free telephone interface, the same Twin Clutch-SST shifter used on Lancer Evolution, and easily accessible steering column mounted paddle shifters.
Available equipment and options to include: Recaro seats, HID headlights, 650-watt Rockford Fosgate 9-speaker audio system, Sirius satellite radio, power sunroof, and a 30-gigabyte hard drive navigation system with digital music server.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|engine||Type 4B11 Aluminum Inline-4|
|aspiration||Turbocharged & Intercooled|
|valvetrain||DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/MIVEC VVT|
|displacement||1998 cc / 121.9 in³|
|bore||86 mm / 3.39 in|
|stroke||86 mm / 3.39 in|
|power||175.2 kw / 235 bhp|
|specific output||117.62 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||152.9 bhp per tonne|
|torque||343.02 nm / 253 ft lbs|
|body / frame||Until Steel|
|driven wheels||4WD w/S-AWC, AYC, ASC|
|front brakes||Vented Discs w/4-Piston Calipers|
|f brake size||x 351 mm / x 13.8 in|
|rear brakes||Vented Discs w/Twin-Piston Calipers|
|r brake size||x 330 mm / x 13.0 in|
|steering||Rack & Pinion w/Hydrualic Assist|
|f suspension||MacPherson Strut w/Forged Control Arms, Bilstein Shock Absorbers, Eibach Coil Springs|
|r suspension||MultiLink Strut w/Bilstein Shock Absorbers, Eibach Coil Springs|
|wheelbase||2635 mm / 103.7 in|
|front track||1530 mm / 60.2 in|
|rear track||1530 mm / 60.2 in|
|length||4570 mm / 179.9 in|
|width||1760 mm / 69.3 in|
|height||1490 mm / 58.7 in|
|transmission||Twin Clutch SST 6-Speed Automated Manual or 5-Speed Manuall|
|gear ratios||3.655:1, 2.368:1, 1.754:1, 1.322:1, 1.008:1, :1|