Get ready to be depressed, AWD fans. The ultra, mega, super, hyper (and any other prefix) ballistic Mitsubishi Evo FQ400 is to be released in June. But we won’t get to see it.
Yes, it’s a UK only special, with Mitsu’s engineers extracting every last drop of performance, without voiding their own warranties. Try these for some numbers: 300kW. 525Nm. 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds.
1.5 seconds. That last figure is how long it takes for depression to set in, when you realise that we won’t be getting it to our shores.
To ensure all that power hasn’t been put to waste, the FQ400 receives new Eibach springs, Bilstein dampers, and Toyo Proxes R1R 18-inch tyres. There are also floating sealed discs and lighter alloys in the braking system, which has been revised slightly. There are, of course, tweaks to the ECU to tune it slightly, but also a new turbocharger, and different injectors, which boost the power, all running through a five-speed manual.
Outside, you’ll notice the extra vent in the front bumper, and a different, carbon fibre rear diffuser. There will also be a surprising amount of dribble on your chin, too.
UK pricing is set at £49,999, which at today’s exchange rate, is a little over $100,000.
We’re off to cry in the corner now.