Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X FQ400 On The Way

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Because apparently the existing FQ360 wasn't F-ing Quick enough, the report from AutoExpress is that Mitsubishi has now greenlit an FQ400 version of the Lancer Evo X. We didn't have much of a chance to open up the taps when we drove the 291 HP 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR, but seeing as the FQ400 name indicates output of 400 HP, we can only imagine how much faster it'll be than what we have in the states. That's right, the FQ isn't coming here, as it'll be tuned in the UK, where it will likely receive an upgraded turbocharger, exhaust, engine computer and fuel system. The results will be stunning.
Acceleration from 0-60 MPH should take just about 3.5 seconds, on the way to a top speed of at least 170 MPH. With that jolting speed, expect uprated suspension, bigger brakes, and some aero tweaks. Even better, a manual gearbox should be standard. Let's just hope the gas pedal doesn't break off. So, does anybody know of a good black market importer?[AutoExpress]


Hasn't Top Gear reviewed this in the UK?