The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition is the successor to the Lancer Evolution VIII MR Edition and replaced it in 2006. The main alteration of the IX was a reworked turbocharger producing an additional 25 horsepower with MIVEC and a slightly reworked body.
The IX was also sold as an estate within Japan during 2006. High-performance models branded as "FQ" were offered by Mitsubishi within the United Kingdom.
Need for Speed: Carbon
It is one of the fastest launching cars and accelerates faster than any other tuner, arguably making it the best tier 3 Tuner off of the start line, and also has the very responsive steering, but a low top speed is its only disadvantage.
In a gold tier Sprint race of the Challenge Series, the player must drive a light steel blue Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
Kenji swaps his Mazda RX-7 for a Stacked Deck themed Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition as soon as the player reaches Silverton. It cannot be unlocked or driven by the player although it can be driven in the gold Collector's Edition checkpoint event within the Challenge Series.
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: Shift
The Lancer Evolution has a 5.90 car rating. Its braking and handling capabilities are impressive in technical corners. It has a decent acceleration, which is better than that of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X and useful exiting corners quickly.
However, the engine performance of the Lancer Evolution does appear to slightly lack in comparison with the Subaru Impreza WRX STI. The WRX STI utilises its advantage of power at the cost of less traction though.
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.
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.
The Glide style is a rental car that can be leased for 150. It was made available on July 20, 2010 during the head start session.
Shift 2: Unleashed
The Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern Road classed vehicle with a price tag of $24,500. The Lancer Evolution has a C 530 performance index rating, a 4.04 handling rating, and a top speed of 168 mph (270 km/h).
The Speedhunters Lancer Evolution is a Modern Road class car, included as part of the downloadable Speedhunters Pack, that has a A 1910 performance rating and a 4.91 handling rating. Top speed of the car is 201 mph (324 kph), and it goes from 0-60 mph in 3.13 seconds.
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: Payback
The Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition appears in Need for Speed: Payback following its reveal in a Build of the Week article published on the official Need for Speed website on August 18, 2017.
|Unlocked in chapter 4 - Open Skies.|
|Top Speed 171|
|0 - 60 3.90|
|1/4 Mile 12.43|
|N2O Capacity 3.2|
|N2O Power 3.2|
Need for Speed: Edge
The Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition appears in Need for Speed: Edge.
Need for Speed: Heat
The stock Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition can be unlocked in Need for Speed: Heat upon reaching reputation level 16.
- The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition appears on the box art for Need for Speed: Carbon.
- The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition has been depicted in the series with some performance inaccuracies:
- In Need for Speed: Shift and Shift 2: Unleashed, it has performance figures closer to the 2006 FQ-300.
- In Need for Speed: Payback and Need for Speed: Heat, it has performance figures closer to the 2007 FQ-360.
- In Need for Speed (2015), it has performance figures no inline with any trim sold by Mitsubishi and is listed as being produced a year after production ceased.
|Need for Speed: Nitro - Vehicles|
|Class A||Audi R8 · Audi TT RS · Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 · Dodge Challenger SRT8 · Ford GT · Ford Shelby GT500 · Lamborghini Gallardo · Lamborghini Reventón · Nissan GT-R · Pagani Zonda R · Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997)|
|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|
|Class C||Chevrolet Camaro SS (1967) · Ford Explorer Sport Trac Adrenalin · Hummer H2 SUT · Nissan Cube · Renault 4L · Tesla Roadster · Toyota Corolla GT-S (AE86) · Volkswagen Beetle · Volkswagen Type 2|
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