Lancer Evolution

"It flat spanked the $85,000 Porsche and walked all over the little Lotus." - Edmunds' Inside Line

Starting at : $34,495

  • 291 HP Turbocharged Intercooled MIVEC Engine
  • Available Eibach Springs and Bilstein Struts
  • Available Twin-Clutch Sporttronic® Shift Transmission
  • RECARO® Sport Seats
  • FUSE Hands-Free Link System™ with USB Port

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution


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Twin Clutch Sportronic® Shift Transmission

When you sit behind the wheel of a Lancer Evolution, you'll have the best of two worlds right at your fingertips thanks to our Twin Clutch-Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST). TC-SST offers the connectivity and power efficiency of a manual gearbox along with remarkably smooth, faster-than-a-human automatic shifting. Choose from three shift modes, Normal, Sport and S-Sport to match TC-SST with your driving style. You can also shift with ease using either the sequential shifter or the magnesium paddle shifters. Talk about hands-on experience.

4B11 Turbo Engine

Although its appealing lines scream, "drive me," the real lure of the Lancer Evolution lies beneath the hood. Lancer Evolution's muscular MIVEC engine features an all-aluminum block and head for lighter weight and improved efficiency. It's also equipped with a semi-closed deck designed to withstand boost pressure supplied by a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries turbocharger that pushes performance off the charts. Add to that the combination of an efficient front-mounted intercooler (producing 291 horsepower from only 2 liters) and 300 lb-ft torque from under 3,000 to over 4,000 rpm—and you've the engine you're looking for. Step on it.

Brembo® Braking System

Mitsubishi's race-inspired technology isn't just reserved for accelerators. Known for supplying the world's best racing vehicles with their signature red calipers, Brembo® has equipped the Lancer Evolution with four-piston front calipers and two-piston rear calipers. For the MR, two-piece front rotors with aluminum rotor hats further reduce unsprung weight for better suspension performance when and where you need confidence most.

Top-Shelf Suspension

Because of our successful rally-racing heritage, Mitsubishi suspension technology has been real-world tested on some of the world's most difficult terrain. Here in the Lancer Evolution, decades of knowledge have been applied to create a street-smart and finely balanced suspension that's been there and done that. It's a suspension that begs to be thrown at corners. And a suspension that begs to be pushed to its limits. We invite you to take it out for a test drive.

Super All-Wheel Control

There's nothing like the feeling of a totally responsive vehicle at your command. Which is just the experience Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) provides. A combination of Mitsubishi's All-Wheel Control and Active Yaw Control, S-AWC directs engine torque to the outside or inside rear wheels depending on available traction, meaning the wheels with the most grip on the road receive the most power. In addition, three driver-selectable modes allow S-AWC to adapt to various driving surfaces on your command. The result is superior cornering, near-telepathic control, improved safety and a whole new kind of confidence in just about any weather or road condition.


MR Touring Package

MR Touring Package

Ideal for those who want to evolve their Evolution, the MR Touring Package adds heated front leather RECARO® seats that give you lateral support while cornering, a trunk lip spoiler to cheat the wind, a power glass sunroof to let the outside in, an auto dimming rear-view mirror and more. Adrenaline has never looked so good.

Racing-Developed Aerodynamics

Racing-Developed Aerodynamics

While its engine was born on the track, the Lancer Evolution's hallmark design was shaped in a wind tunnel. Engineered for weight reduction, better handling and shortened braking distances, the Lancer Evolution is an aerodynamic masterpiece. The rear diffuser provides a path for air to exit smoothly as the Lancer Evolution gets up to speed, decreasing drag and ramping up stability. The spoiler works at high speeds to create down force on the rear tires, thus increasing grip. End result: The Lancer Evolution is easy on the eyes. But it makes life difficult for those trying to keep up with it.

Aluminum Roof

Aluminum Roof

Our strong-yet-light aluminum roof actually lowers the Lancer Evolution’s center of gravity to help improve handling in the corners. Attached to the Lancer Evolution's steel frame via Mitsubishi's proprietary self-riveting process, the lightweight roof is extra tough, so performance improvements do not come at the expense of safety.

Vented Aluminum Hood

Vented Aluminum Hood

Sleek, inspired, defining lines that scream raw power and pure performance. And that's not just the engine, but also the hood that hides it. The vents in Lancer Evolution's aluminum hood give engine heat an escape hatch while air is fed simultaneously to the turbocharger through the NACA duct. Aluminum provides the added benefits of great strength with reduced weight, which improves weight distribution, balance and handling. Let's just say our designers, like our drivers, are perfectionists.

Wide Fenders with Functional Heat Extractor Vents

Wide Fenders with Functional Heat Extractor Vents

18-inch tires sure look good and perform well. But from an aerodynamic perspective, they tend to create wind resistance. Enter our flared aluminum fenders that smooth airflow along Lancer Evolution's flanks to reduce any drag those mega tires might cause. Special vents behind each front wheel also pull heat from the engine compartment to optimize engine cooling and increase performance. So calling them fenders is a bit of an understatement.


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40GB Hard Disc Drive Navigation System with Music Server

This stunning 7-inch LCD touch screen provides driving directions and real-time traffic updates-as well as a Diamond Lane Guidance system that can map out the fastest route using carpool lanes. Want the trip to go by even faster? Store up to 3,000 of your favorite songs on the built-in music server and listen to them along the way.

Recaro® Sport Seats

If you're a driving fanatic, you've probably heard of RECARO® seats. If you haven't, well you're in for a pleasant surprise. The latest from a legend in racing seats, these semi-buckets provide excellent lateral support while cornering at speed—and long-term comfort for daily driving that simply can't be beat. Plus, airbags* are built right into the seats for an extra level of safety. Choose from a supple sports fabric or stunning leather upholstery.

* Airbags are part of a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). To decrease the risk of injury from a deploying airbag, always wear your seatbelt, sit upright in the middle of the seat and do not lean against the door. Always place children 12 and under in the rear seat and use appropriate child restraints. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat. See your owner's manual and instructions provided with your child restraint for additional information.

Fuse Hands-Free Link System™

The FUSE Hands-Free Link System™ uses the power of Bluetooth® to give you complete voice control over your phone and music player. Make calls from your address book, play selected songs, and control other devices too—all while keeping your hands safely on the wheel.

*The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Mitsubishi is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

Touring System

Heated leather seats. High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps. Rain-sensing windshield wipers. A Rockford Fosgate® audio system. Sunroof. And an eye-catching rear lip spoiler. With the Touring package, available for the GT and RALLIART, you'll go in comfort and style, no matter where the road takes you.

Safety & Warranty

10-Year 100,000-Mile Limited Powertrain Warranty*

The engine, transmission and other powertrain components are covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. To keep you on the road, Mitsubishi also offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty and a 7-year, 100,000-mile anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty.

* All coverage terms are from the original in-service date. The 10-year/100,000 mile Limited Powertrain Warranty applies only to the original owner of new, retailed 2012 models purchased from an authorized Mitsubishi retailer. Subsequent owners receive the balance of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty of 5 years/60,000 miles. See retailer for limited warranty and roadside assistance terms and conditions.

Active Stability Control‡

The standard Active Stability Control (ASC) system constantly monitors traction between the tires and the road. On detecting slippage or a loss of control, ASC alerts the control unit, which applies the brakes on individual wheels to help keep the vehicle moving in your intended direction.

‡ Safety is a two-way street. It requires your attention and cooperation. Please remember to fasten your safety belt, drive responsibly and obey all traffic laws.

Durable Platform

Stamped from a single piece of steel, the Lancer Evolution's chassis is built for the long run. And with engineered flexibility, it helps the suspension do its job. Attached to this impressive foundation are the aluminum roof, hood, front bumper beam and fenders that add strength while minimizing weight. And for better weight distribution, the battery and windshield-washer fluid tank are actually mounted in the trunk area. Overall, this platform is strong, light and balanced–just like a world-class athlete built for speed.

Anti-Theft Alarm System

Only you and yours should be driving your Lancer Evolution, and our integrated anti-theft alarm system with immobilizer key intend to keep it that way. This thoughtful system automatically interrupts the power to many crucial electronic circuits when you walk away from your Lancer Evolution. So it's safe to say that the Lancer Evolution's security leaves car thieves feeling rather insecure.

Seven Standard Airbags**

As far as we're concerned, safety is first. And second and third, so on and so fourth. That's why in addition to the standard six airbags, we've also added a seventh under the steering wheel that stabilizes the driver's lower body and protects the knees in frontal collisions. Not just another Mitsubishi first, but a first in any compact sedan. Remember, it's safety in numbers.

** Airbags are part of a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). To decrease the risk of injury from a deploying airbag, always wear your seatbelt, sit upright in the middle of the seat and do not lean against the door. Always place children 12 and under in the rear seat and use appropriate child restraints. Never place a rear facing infant restraint in the front seat. See your owner's manual and instructions provided with your child restraint for additional information.