New Hybrid Mitsubishi EvoPhoto-illustration by BestCar
BestCar, our Japanese print friends with sources deep within  Mitsubishi, informs us that Osamu Masuko, president of Mitsubishi Motors  Corporation, is so against participating in motorsports that no one  dares mention the word around him. However, despite news regarding the  discontinuation of the Evo, Masuko was heard stating that Mitsubishi is fully  intent on producing a high-performance car in the future, albeit green.
The next-generation Evo will borrow  technology from the PX-MiEV concept shown at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The PX-MiEV touts a plug-in hybrid system that relies on electric motors  at low to middle speeds. Operating as a series hybrid, when the  lithium-ion batteries run low, the 1.6- liter gasoline engine turns on  and powers a generator that in turn provides charge to the electric  motors. For higher vehicle speeds, the PX-MiEV’s hybrid system switches  to a parallel hybrid system with the 1.6-liter engine providing  additional combustion power to the wheels.

New Hybrid Mitsubishi Evo
Photo-illustration by BestCar

BestCar, our Japanese print friends with sources deep within Mitsubishi, informs us that Osamu Masuko, president of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, is so against participating in motorsports that no one dares mention the word around him. However, despite news regarding the discontinuation of the Evo, Masuko was heard stating that Mitsubishi is fully intent on producing a high-performance car in the future, albeit green.

The next-generation Evo will borrow technology from the PX-MiEV concept shown at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The PX-MiEV touts a plug-in hybrid system that relies on electric motors at low to middle speeds. Operating as a series hybrid, when the lithium-ion batteries run low, the 1.6- liter gasoline engine turns on and powers a generator that in turn provides charge to the electric motors. For higher vehicle speeds, the PX-MiEV’s hybrid system switches to a parallel hybrid system with the 1.6-liter engine providing additional combustion power to the wheels.

Closely followed

Closely followed

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
The 5-speed manual profits from Mitsubishi’s torque-vectoring Active Yaw Control and driver-adjustable center diff. Its 291 bhp from a turbocharged 2.0-liter is expertly applied to the contact patches.

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR

The 5-speed manual profits from Mitsubishi’s torque-vectoring Active Yaw Control and driver-adjustable center diff. Its 291 bhp from a turbocharged 2.0-liter is expertly applied to the contact patches.

Interview with John Buffum and Antoine L’Estage: Talking Evos and STIs with an American rally legend and the reigning Rally America Series (now RallyCar) Champion.

Interview with John Buffum and Antoine L’Estage: Talking Evos and STIs with an American rally legend and the reigning Rally America Series (now RallyCar) Champion.

The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE in its natural element.

The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution SE in its natural element.

2010 Mitsubishi Evolution SE and 2011 Subaru WRX STI Limited

Subaru Impreza WRX STI vs. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo:

A conflict between rivals heads to the battlegrounds for which they were created.

And who wouldn’t want this collection?

And who wouldn’t want this collection?