Mitsubishi Announces Hardcore Evo X Special Edition with 440 HP

It's been a very long time since we first laid eyes on the Evo X and while the car is not getting any younger, a replacement could be just around the corner. Unfortunately, rumors suggest the XI might be some sort of unpalatable hybrid diesel.
Evo X FQ-440 MR 1 photo
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If that idea rubs you in a bad way, why not relive the glory days with a current generation Evo that puts hair on your chest. Mitsubishi UK has just announced such a thing, an ultra-hardcore model which will be priced from £50,000 (equivalent to $82,700). It's called the FQ-440 MR and will be available in only 40 examples for the UK.

FOr that sort of money, you can buy yourself the Porsche Boxster S and still have money for options, but the mightiest of Evos is an impressive collection of numbers that assault the senses. Its 2-liter turbo mill delivers 440 hp at 6,800rpm and peak torque of 412 lb-ft at 3,100rpm. That's hugely impressive, considering the highest output series production 2-liter makes 360 hp.

Only 40 of them will be made for the UK market, though more might be built elsewhere. There's a whiff of "tuner's special" about all the custom parts that come with the FQ-440 MR, all of which you can found below.


• Bespoke engine ECU re-map developing 440bhp at 6,800rpm and 412 lb.ft at 3,100rpm
• HKS turbo
• Janspeed exhaust system with a high-flow sports catalytic convertor
• 6 Speed Twin Clutch Sports Shift Transmission (SST)
• Janspeed intake & intercooler piping kit
• Janspeed tubular manifold
• Motorsport specification high-flow fuel injectors
• Alcon front braking system – 6 pot mono-block front calipers with floating disc and bell assembly
• Alcon rear caliper with floating disc and bell assembly
• Front suspension lowered by 35mm [1]
• Rear suspension lowered by 30mm [2]
• Eibach coil springs
• Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) with full time 4WD system
• Keyless Operation System (KOS) with push button start
• CAT 1 approved alarm immobiliser


• Forged 18” BBS alloy wheels
• Bi-xenon headlights with adaptive front-lighting system (AFS)
• Front fog lamps
• PIAA motorsport silicone windscreen wiper blades


• Recaro branded leather bucket seats
• Rockford Fosgate premium audio with SD card based music server – 8 speakers + subwoofer
• Leather sports steering wheel with audio and cruise controls
• SD Card based Navigation system with 7-inch LCD touch screen
• Airbags – dual front, side, curtain and driver’s knee SRS airbags
• Bluetooth handsfree system with music streaming
• High contrast LCD Display
• Climate control
• USB terminal

Additional Equipment:

All vehicles will be fitted with a data recorder which is connected through the On-board diagnostic (OBD) system. This will record details such as driving style, performance, vehicle diagnostics, and present location. Details of the data will be available to both CCC and the registered owner of the vehicle. The fitment of, and reporting of data from this device is a condition of the vehicle warranty. A three year subscription to the service is included in the vehicle price.


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