Several reports support the news that Mitsubishi will be releasing a Ralliart version of the Lancer that sounds like an enthusiasts affordable Evolution. No, it won’t have quite the power, but it will have AWD. In fact, it will use Super All-Wheel Control (SWAC) just like the Evolution models. At 236 hp and certainly a bit lighter than the Evolution X, it will also have paddle shifters to go with the twin clutch SSt trany.
An aluminum hood, Recaro front seats, sports steering wheel, rain-sensing wiper, HID headlights with washers, and a special Ralliart grill. This sounds more exciting than the Evolution X GSR. I hope that the tuners can find a way around the engine management system.
Also on the drawing boards is an AWD version of the Eclipse with a turbo four for power. This could bring the import right into the forefront of sports compact cars.