The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X is the successor to the Evolution IX and is planned to be the final model in the Evolution range. Production started in 2007 and is expected to be ceased in 2013.
The Evolution X features a new full-time S-AWC AWD system that enables regulation of braking and torque force at each wheel of the car. The system also controls driving maneuvers as required and confers torque to the wheels that have the best grip for example.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
It is a competitive contender for Grip, since the Evolution X only needs 4.5 seconds to go from 0-60mph and has great stability. The stability of the vehicle is also beneficial to its handling, which is precise at any speed. The Evolution X performs well in Speed Challenge as well due to a high top speed and the aforementioned handling.
Need for Speed: Undercover
The Evolution X can drive up to 202 mph (326 km/h), making it the second fastest Tier 2 car in terms of top speed, as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX has a slightly higher maximum speed. Different to that car, the Evolution X utilises a moderate acceleration and less responsive handling.
The Evolution X appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a Tier 2 car with a price of $55,000. The player has to collect 30 Stars to unlock the car, which is capable of a Works conversion and featured with a Car Rating of 5.40.
It reappears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern Road classed car with a $28,500 price tag. The Evolution X has a C 515 performance index rating and 4,08 handling rating.
The Evolution X with standard performance is featured with a decent top speed and acceleration. Handling is the strongest trait of it. Once equipped with a Works conversion kit, the Evolution X becomes a very responsive car with an quick acceleration. The Subaru Impreza WRX STI is a faster car, but with a less precise handling.
In Need for Speed: Shift, the Mitsubishi Evolution X is featured in a Car Battle event against the Evolution IX in Tokyo Club and in another Car Battle against the Subaru Impreza WRX STI in Autopolis GP. There's also an Invitational event with the car in Autopolis Lakeside within the game.
Need for Speed: Nitro
The Evolution X appears in Need for Speed: Nitro as Class B car.
Need for Speed: World
Template:NFSWlink The Evolution X was initially introduced in Need for Speed: World on October 4th, 2010 as a Tier 2 one-day rental vehicle known as "Katana". Later, the stock variant was added into the dealership. Since August 22nd, 2012, it has been featured as a Class C vehicle.
The standard version of the Evolution X has an overall rating of 449 and is purchaseable for 800,000. It is also buyable as a Class B vehicle with an overall rating of 560. Players can acquire it for 2,800 with Gromlen race tuned parts as standard upgrades.
The Evolution X is a considerably better performing vehicle than its predecessors. Its handling is suitable for turning fast in wide corners although it is prone to understeer when the vehicle's corner entry speed is too high. Acceleration is up to par with the Lotus Elise. Its nitrous boost is too weak to outperform other vehicles at the start of a race.
Players can upgrade the Evolution X as a Class A vehicle as maximum. It can compete well against its class rivals on tracks allowing the full use of its acceleration and top speed.
On January 12th, 2011, the "Ryo" rental became available to players as one-day rental with a price tag of 200. Aside from being upgraded with Gromlen race parts, it is equipped with a body kit and a livery similar to that of Watanabe's car from ProStreet. It is currently unavailable in the dealership.
The "Shatter" Art Director variant was introduced to Need for Speed: World on September 13th, 2011 for a short time period and re-released on July 10th, 2012. The paint job of the car features a 'Shattered' vinyl design. Aftermarket parts include a body kit, tinted windows, unique licence plate and neon. It is fitted with the same performance parts as the Ryo rental and can be bought for 3,100.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
The Evolution X appears in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit as a Sports classed car and Highway Patrol unit. Racers have to accumulate 13,000 Bounty to unlock the Evolution X whilst SCPD players need to collect 138,750 Bounty.
The car has an average acceleration and top speed although it is capable of tremendous cornering capabilities compared to other Sports/Highway Patrol vehicles.
Need for Speed: The Run
The Evolution X appears in Need for Speed: The Run as a Tier 4 and Tier 5 vehicle. The Tier 4 version is unlocked by default. The Tier 5 variant, known as the "NFS Edition", is a modified variant and is acquirable after receiving a gold medal for all events in the Desert Valley Challenge Series.
Both variants have an "Easy" handling rating, and are one of the best vehicles in terms of handling. The standard variant fares well with other Tier 2 cars but lacks in top speed. The "NFS Edition" is capable of a 0-60 mph time in 3,6 seconds and a top speed of 191 mph (307 km/h).
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
The Evolution X was revealed in the singleplayer gameplay feature video on September 18th, 2012.
It appears in the final release as an Everyday class vehicle, which can be discovered in various Jack Spots. It is unlocked upon reaching driver level 9 in multiplayer mode.
The Evolution X has a responsive handling and is controllable on both asphalt and off-road. These traits come at the cost of a poor acceleration, which can affect the Evolution X's time to reach top speed. Players therefore may find acceleration improving mods such as Short Gears and Lightweight Chassis to be effective on the vehicle.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) (Mobile)
The Evolution X appears in the iOS and Android releases of Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) as the #10 Most Wanted vehicle. Under the alias of "JAPAN4", the player can challenge for the #10 Most Wanted vehicle on Reynolds Lane during the Bottom Rung event in an Everyday vehicle. Upon defeat, the Evolution X will be available to purchase for $50,000 under the Everyday category. Its stats are average for the Everyday category, with the primary focus on handling.
- Showdown King Ryo Watanabe drives a modified Evolution X, which can be obtained after beating him in his final race.
- The Ryo rental in Need for Speed: World lacks the rear spoiler of Ryo's original car from Need for Speed: ProStreet.
- The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X can be unlocked as a diecast car in Need for Speed: Undercover by entering the cheat code 2<?P;G at the cheat codes menu. The game also features a version with an alternative colour, which can be unlocked by entering the cheat code ypskdmee.
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