Mitsubishi has decided that there is a hole to fill in its Evo X range, so it has introduced the Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X FQ330 SST, to fit in between the FQ300 and the FQ360.
The Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X FQ330 SST offers an increase of 29bhp over the FQ330, and features Mitsubishi’s new six-speed Twin-Clutch Sports Shift Transmission, which translates in to a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds.
The additional power on the FQ330 comes from a re-mapping of the ECU and improvements to the intake and exhaust to make the Evo breathe more easily. Apart from yielding (almost) the 30bhp the name suggests, the FQ330 also yields an additional 22lb/ft of torque.
Of course, the FQ330 also gets the requisite bits of Evo kit, including AWD, 18″ alloys, Brembo brakes and Recaro seats.
The changes made to the FQ330 are not that extensive, but do yield a good increase in performance at a relatively modest cost. Price of the FG330 is just £3,000 more than the FQ300, with prices in the UK at £35,995. The good news for those who have already shelled-out for the FQ300 is that, for a price, Mitsubishi dealers can upgrade the car to deliver the same outputs as the FQ330.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X FQ330 SST is available immediately in the UK.