The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR (Mitsubishi Racing) is a 4-door performance saloon sold by Mitsubishi in the North American market.
The main alteration of the IX is a reworked turbocharger producing an additional 25 horsepower with MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control system) - Mitsubishi's variable valve timing - as well as a slightly reworked body. It was also sold as an wagon for the Japanese market during 2006.
The MR trim includes alterations made with the GSR trim; Bilstein shocks, leather Recaro seats, a rear diffuser, and plastic spoiler uprights. With further modifications with the MR trim; a 6-speed transmission, Bilstein shocks, a body-coloured front bumper lip, aluminium roof, aluminium doors, aluminium front fenders, HiD headlights, and OEM 17" BBS wheels.
- 1 Games
- 1.1 Need for Speed: Carbon
- 1.2 Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City
- 1.3 Need for Speed: ProStreet
- 1.4 Need for Speed: Undercover
- 1.5 Need for Speed: Nitro
- 1.6 Need for Speed: World
- 1.7 Need for Speed (2015)
- 1.8 Need for Speed: Edge
- 2 Trivia
- 3 Gallery
Need for Speed: Carbon
It is one of the fastest launching cars and accelerates faster than any other tuner, and also has very responsive steering, but a low top speed is its only disadvantage.
The stock Lancer Evolution IX is unlocked for purchase in the Career mode upon the player winning the "Journeyman's Bane" event in Infinity Park, Silverton.
Once unlocked, it can be purchased from any Car Lot for 110,000 cash.
Top Speed 4.3
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City
The Lancer Evolution IX appears in Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City as a starter vehicle for the career mode.
With a price tag of $22,000, it is the most expensive vehicle the player can choose. The Evo IX shares the same performance statistics as the Nissan 240SX (S13); a handling rating of 3, and a top speed and acceleration rating of 1. The car is driven by both Striker & Sly.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
The Evolution IX MR-edition appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a tier 3 vehicle with a $27,000 price tag. The car will be unlocked once the player has completed the Showdown: Chicago race day by Battle Machine.
It is strongly recommended for Grip events due to its all-wheel drive system, which provides great handling in corners and low acceleration times. However, the car has a lower top speed than several other vehicles in the game such as the Subaru Impreza WRX STI.
Need for Speed: Undercover
The Evolution IX MR-edition appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 3 car. It is unlocked upon completing the Job event Nick of Time. It appears in the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases with a price tag of $51,000.
With a top speed of 208 mph (335km/h), the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has the highest top speed among its tier, even if upgraded. Its handling remains unchanged in the title, although the car shows great deficits in terms of acceleration.
Need for Speed: Nitro
The Evolution IX MR-edition appears in Need for Speed: Nitro as a class B car and police vehicle. It is rated 2 in both speed and acceleration; and 3 in handling, drifting and strength. It performs like it has in previous titles. It can sometimes be out-competed by other class B cars.
An Evolution IX MR-edition with a unique livery can be unlocked as a Collectable Car for use in both Arcade Mode and Career Mode, once the player finishes the Silver Cup Grand Prix in 1st place.
Need for Speed: World
The Lancer Evolution is one of the slowest D class cars, since it is capable of reaching a top speed of only 145 mph (234 km/h). It is significantly slower than the Nissan 350Z due to a sub-par nitrous boost and unimpressive acceleration. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII performs slightly better than its successor.
Players cannot keep up with more powerful rivals in multiplayer races, but it can be decent car in low heat level pursuit events though. The Lancer Evolution IX might require Pro and Ultra series upgrades to become competitive.
|Stock: 329 (D class)||Maximum: 539 (B class)|
Before August 22, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 10 or above and cost 60,000.
On April 30, 2015, its price was lowered from 450,000 as part of the End of the World event.
Need for Speed (2015)
The Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition appears in Need for Speed (2015) and can be purchased for 35,900.
|0 - 60 mph||1/4 Mile||Top Speed||Power|
|Stock||05.53 seconds||13.83 seconds @ 108 mph (174 km/h)||155 mph (249 km/h)||291 hp|
|Fully Upgraded||02.16 seconds||09.00 seconds @ 168 mph (270 km/h)||230 mph (370 km/h)||1,013 hp|
Need for Speed: Edge
The Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition appears in Need for Speed: Edge.
- The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition appears on the box art for Need for Speed: Carbon.
- In Need for Speed (2015), it has performance figures not inline with any trim sold by Mitsubishi and is listed as being produced a year after production ceased.
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|Class B||Chevrolet Corvette C3 Stingray · Dodge Charger R/T · Ford Escort RS Cosworth · Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition · Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X · Nissan 370Z · Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 · Porsche Cayenne Turbo S · Porsche Cayman S · Shelby GT500 (1967) · Subaru Impreza WRX STI|
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