Mitsubishi has revealed a new Lancer EVO X GSR Premium edition just for the Japanese Domestic Market, adding always-essential weight to the rally-inspired pocket rocket. Positioned above the RS and GSR trim levels, the Premium EVO gets 18-inch BBS rims, fog lights and body-color scoops on the outside; the real gains come inside, however, with Recaro buckets covered in dead cow, a satellite navigation system and the all-important Rockford Fosgate nine-speaker stereo system. So Mitsubishi added some power to help haul all the amenities around, right? Nah — the car is mechanically identical to its lighter, simpler siblings. Apparently "premium" is Japanese for "poseur."
The new EVO X GSR Premium also benefits from the same interior refinements seen across the range, including instrument panel revisions, a new floor console and hopefully a strengthened gas pedal. So what does all this luxury run? The equivalent of about $48,250 if you want to row your own gears, or $50,785 for Mitsubishi's Twin Clutch-SST DSG-equipped model, which is what we'd assume most will choose. Too hard to shift for yourself, program the sat-nav and tweak the fader on your Fosgate system at the same time, after all. [Carscoop]