Ήταν δεδομένο ότι η Mitsubishi δεν θα άφηνε το καμάρι της να αποσυρθεί χωρίς κάποιου είδους ειδική έκδοση. Αυτό, πήρε τη μορφή του Lancer Evolution X Final Concept που ξεχωρίζει από οποιοδήποτε άλλο Evo X χάρη στο μαύρο του χρώμα, τις 19άρες Rays, την ανάρτηση της HKS και τον δίλιτρο 4B11T που αποδίδει 480 άλογα. Η Mitsubishi έχει ανακοινώσει ότι θα κατασκευάσει 2.000 από αυτά με την τιμή να μην είναι ακόμη γνωστή και να μην έχει ιδιαίτερη σημασία. Τι κάνεις όμως αν θέλεις κάτι πιο exclusive;
Απευθύνεσαι στον Ryan Gates που στο Twin Cities Auto Show, παρουσίασε το Evo X 311RS Spec Blew. Το “απλό” 311RS, απέδιδε 360 άλογα στους τροχούς και ήταν 100 κιλά ελαφρύτερο από το εργοστασιακό Evo X. Το 311RS Spec Blew, είναι ακόμα πιο ιδιαίτερο. Ο κινητήρας δυνάμωσε κι άλλο χάρη στο 750XP kit της AMS Performance, με αποτέλεσμα να αποδίδει πλέον 500 άλογα στους τροχούς. Η ανάρτηση έχει βελτιωθεί με την πλήρως ρυθμιζόμενη RS1 της JRZ Suspension ενώ οι τροχοί είναι οι Volk TE37 SL ζάντες ελαφρού κράματος με ελαστικά Nitto NT05. Μέσα σε αυτούς, κρύβονται τα ελαφρύτατα δισκόφρενα της Girodisc. Κατά τα άλλα το Spec Blew είναι όπως υποδηλώνει και το όνομα… μπλε και διαθέτει πολλά carbon εξαρτήματα.
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We’ll have full coverage of the 311RS Spec Blew™ debut at the Twin Cities Auto Show later this week. For now…this just about sums up the car. It’s a stunner.
311RS EVO X
Hand crafted in Minneapolis, MN, each 311RS Evo X is infused with DNA from the Gates311 Evo X Time Attack program. Years of testing and development alongside our motorsport partners ensures the 311RS is a track day weapon. However, everyday use was not overlooked. A careful focus on chassis tuning delivers precise feedback on the road or the race track assuring an enjoyable experience each stint behind the wheel. The 311RS Evo X launches at $49,000 equipped with the components listed below. Craving more performance? Optional equipment is available to further develop the performance of the 311RS.
The exclusive design of the AMS Performance Intake dramatically increases air flow to the turbocharger for increased horsepower while eliminating clutter in the engine bay.
AMS Intercooler piping
A lightweight polished aluminum intercooler pipe system professionally TIG welded in-house at AMS. The 2.5″ mandrel bent tubing provides less turbulent and restrictive air flow for maximum efficiency.
Flawless design and 80% more internal flow area over stock, the AMS intercooler has helped Evolution drivers win more races than any other aftermarket Mitsubishi intercooler on the market. Drive hard with confidence. This is the very same intercooler used on the championship-winning Gates 311 EVO X and AMS Time Attack EVO X.
AMS Widemouth downpipe
It took months of development and testing to produce the bestperforming cast downpipe for the Evolution X. Designed using CAD and constructed 100% from grade T304 stainless steel, the AMS Widemouth Downpipe not only improves horsepower gains, it offers a fit and finish unrivaled in the industry.
AMS Cat pipe
The AMS EVO X Stainless Steel High Flow Cat provides an excellent way to increase horsepower all while keeping you legal. Like all other AMS exhaust products this High Flow Cat is tig welded with 100% 304 stainless components including the flanges. Designed to bolt up to our stainless steel 3″ downpipe and catback exhaust system only.
AMS’ Racing Series Cat-Back Exhaust system was chosen for it’s no-nonsense, all business design. Combined with the Titanium muffler, it was designed to make the most power and shed significant weight from the 311RS.
The 311RS is tuned for maximum enjoyment under any given condition. Whether at the track, on a run up the canyon, or out for a night with the old lady, AMS has the 311RS dialed in.
JRZ Suspension RS1
The newest product from JRZ; a combination of championship winning technology and years of R&D to create the perfect street and track suspension. Valving is designed to be adjusted from street comfort to racing damping characteristics in seconds. The package was developed with customized spring rates and adjustment range for the 311RS, giving the owner the ultimate dual use package.
JRZ Suspension Top Mounts
Made from a solid billet of aircraft aluminum with motorsport grade teflon coated bearings. Designed to transmit suspension loads directly to the chassis giving unparalleled response and driver feel.
With track records in spades, Evasive has proven they know how to properly set up a car. Their involvement in the 311RS provides us with a well rounded setup that keeps the 311RS’ street car intentions in mind without losing sights of it’s track-bred pedigree.
Girodisc Two-Piece rotors
The primary purpose of the Girodisc system is to reduce unsprung and overall vehicle weight. The secondary purpose is to increase the ventilation and cooling capacity of the brake disc while retaining it’s original dimensions. This is accomplished by using two-piece disc construction. The central “hat” section of the disc is made from 6061-T6 aircraft specification aluminum. The disc is made from cast iron, to the same specification and material as used by professional racing organizations.
Girodisc 311RS pads
This race developed pad has all the qualities of a world beating high performance street pad. Its consistent friction at any temperature, low or high, gives very predictable braking and great pedal modulation. This new generation of friction material is very low in compressibility ensuring a firm pedal feel while still providing great life for both rotor and pad. This brake pad has moderate dust levels, is generally very quiet and is THE brake pad for a driver who demands the ultimate in braking performance.
Girodisc Stainless lines
Besides looking cool, stainless braided brake lines provide some major performance benefits. First and foremost is removing compliance in the system to improve pedal feel and improve the ability to modulate effectively. As the system heats up during heavy use, the rubber hoses swell even more than when simply driving around town. These are one of those rare parts that don’t cost much but offer an immediate and noticeable improvement in performance. DOT/FMVSS 106 compliant.
Girodisc Ti Heat shields
The problem of brake fluid boiling is simply traced to heat transferring from the rotors and pads directly into the fluid through the caliper pistons. Titanium as a material, has low thermal conductivity. This means that it is very bad at transferring heat, which is good if you are trying to keep your fluid cool. The Girodisc solution to help prevent fluid boiling is to use a thin titanium shim placed between the pad back and the pistons, to keep the braking heat from transferring into the pistons and fluid.
Wheels / Tires
Volk CE28 wheels
Size 18×10.5 +18. Manufactured in house using proprietary aerospace aluminum, RAYS wheels are produced utilizing their patented Mold Forging technology which allows for a wheel that has an unmatched blend of lightness, strength, and camber stiffness.
Nitto NT05 tires
The NT05™ is a max performance tire that was developed through extensive computer simulation modeling and on-track testing. These rigorous development procedures helped produce a street tire that provides precise and responsive handling and performance. Knowing the tire is responding to your inputs will inspire your confidence.
JDP front lip
JDP’s front lip was chosen for it’s clean appearance and daily functionality. Weighing less than 2 pounds, it proves to be functional as well, providing aerodynamic enhancement to the 311RS.
VOLTEX Rear Wing
A simple added touch to the OEM rear wing. Voltex’s rear wing lip provides aero balance to the rear of the 311RS, and it’s carbon fiber construction matches that of JDP’s front lip.
Jon Sibal 311RS livery
Our aim was to design a timeless livery that would define the 311RS with a single look. Simple yet effective, Jon’s livery does just that.
Designed to be 3 times more durable than traditional suede, E-Suede was chosen for it’s ability to stand up to abuse, just like everything else that makes up the 311RS.