Mitsubishi is set to premiere a rally version of its new Lancer Evolution X which has been specially developed for the Australian Classic Adelaide tarmac rally by Team Mitsubishi Ralliart (TMR).
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution TMR SST Club-Spec will make its public competitive debut as the flagship of Mitsubishi’s 12th year as official vehicle supplier to the event.
While certainly no slouch, the standard Evolution TC-SST on which it is based has received a raft of performance and competition upgrades.
The Club-Spec car boasts an upgraded 248kW engine, TMR race exhaust, lowered progressive-rate springs, competition brake pads and 245R18 R-Spec tyres.
Competition requirements also mean a roll cage, modified front seats with 6-point harnesses and two fire extinguishers have also been added.
The Team Mitsubishi Ralliart team, based in Melbourne, handles the development and preparation of competition cars and enhancement of Mitsubishi road vehicles.
The Lancer Evolution TMR SST Club-Spec is just one of 45 vehicles from Mitsubishi undertaking either competitive or logistical duties at this year’s Classic Adelaide tarmac rally.
Almost the entire Mitsubishi range will be utilised at the event, delivering equipment to stages, checking spectator locations, scanning the rally stages at high and low speeds, leading and following every category and providing transport for the Chief Safety Officer, medical response team, timing team, stewards, scrutineers and other officials.