Mitsubishi EVO 9 MR RS
• 12/2006 Mitsubishi EVO 9 MR RS
• Total EVO 9 MR RS Production number: 232 (JDM RHD) • 99,500KM Genuine (62,000 Miles) • Japanese auction Grade 4 • No accident history
• Fully documented Japanese service history from new • 5 speed Manual • Stock code: HJA.C1490
HJA bring you this super rare Mitsubishi EVO 9 MR RS 1 of only 232 ever produced. Only a handful of these examples are known to have made it over to the U.K from Japan.
Special edition Mitsubishi Evolutions are now extremely sought-after, meaning not only are prices constantly on the rise but also very difficult to source in original condition. Since Mitsubishi announced that it will be ending its legendary journey with the Evolution series, they have become an even more prized possession amongst motorsport fans worldwide.
Japanese service history from new:
1237kms, 15080kms, 28962kms, 36048kms, 42009kms, 50629kms, 56735kms, 60804kms, 64417kms, 69915kms, 77682kms, 82978kms, 87552kms, 90273kms, 91419kms, 92609kms, 93517kms, 94406kms, 95266kms, 97221kms, 98521kms, 99394kms,
Exterior In stunning condition being a grade 4 it is a no accident history; this has been truly cherished by its owner in Japan.
The Interior is also in great condition with no major wear or tear to any fabric or trims. Still has the factory basic/lightweight RS interior, the only addition being an aftermarket stereo system and Defi triple meter. Mechanically the car runs spot on, starts and idles perfectly with no smoke or misfires. The engine pulls strong throughout the rpm and the gearbox is fluent and the clutch has plenty of life left.
As you can see from the underneath pics the chassis is still in amazing condition. Everything still looks pretty OEM under there with no major rust issues that unfortunately ruin so many of these cult classics.
Sourcing fresh import examples like this are becoming ever more difficult. Overall if you are after a solid example to enjoy yourself, to be part of a collection or as an investment look no further.
Some info about the MR RS edition:
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) today announced that the Lancer Evolution IX MR high-performance 4WD sports sedan (GSR/RS) go on sale at affiliated dealerships throughout Japan on August 29, 2006. The MR designation is an abbreviation for Mitsubishi Racing, and is restricted to the most prominent sports model in Mitsubishi’s line-up.
The current engine incorporates new improvements to the turbocharger and other areas to enhance response, teamed with Eibach springs and Bilstein shock absorbers used on earlier models to produce a package that includes tuning to lower the ride height. The Super AYC control system is also tuned to give a sportier feeling, achieving superb handling performance that is particularly faithful to driver input in on-road sports driving. This advances the all-wheel-control (AWC) concept, delivering intuitive steering combined with outstanding stability.
The Lancer Evolution IX MR is available in two grades: the GSR, with a 6-speed manual gearbox designed for excellence in everyday driving as well in sports driving; and the RS, which has a 5-speed manual gearbox and is stripped down for motorsport competition.
Apart from optimizing the MIVEC continuously variable valve timing system, engine response has been improved by changing the material used for the turbocharger’s turbine wheel from Inconel (a nickel-chrome alloy) to a titanium-aluminum alloy and reducing the compressor wheel inlet diameter. Maximum power and maximum torque figures are unchanged, but the new design gives greater dynamic performance in terms of off-the-line acceleration.
The Lancer Evolution IX had a high-performance turbocharger fitted as standard, combining a titanium-aluminium alloy turbine wheel with a magnesium alloy compressor wheel. This is available as a factory option on the new GSR and RS models.
Unchanged from earlier models, maximum power is 280 hp at 6,500 rpm, and maximum torque is 295 lbs-ft at 3,000 rpm for the 6-speed M/T GSR, and 300 lbs-ft at 3,000 rpm for the RS, which is designed as a base model for competitive motorsport and has a 5-speed manual transmission.
Japanese 10-15 mode fuel consumption performance is 10.0 km/L for the GSR and 9.9 km/L for the RS. Both are compliant with 2000 exhaust emissions regulations.
Flexible Eibach coil springs give higher spring rates than those utilized on earlier models. These are combined with Bilstein shock absorbers to optimize damping characteristics and provide unruffled behavior and excellent road hugging characteristics, ensuring well-behaved handling that faithfully follows the driver’s inputs. Ride height is lowered by approximately 10 mm (optional on RS), enhancing both vehicle stability and cornering performance.
In conjunction with the suspension improvements, the Super AYC system that provides electronic control for the 4WD system has been tuned to a more sporty orientation. The amount of drive power that can be shifted between the right and left rear wheels has been increased by approximately 10%, achieving further enhancements of on-road turning performance without feeling unnatural. Coupled with the suspension tuning, traction performance has been enhanced to better cope with inside rear wheel lift (through high-speed turns) or differing road conditions for right and left wheels. Exterior
The front air dam has been extended slightly on the left and right sides, which reduces the flow of air under the car, while reducing air resistance and further reducing front lift. The concave shapes on the air dam’s left and right sides are designed to take airflow away from the sides of the vehicle, eliminating the accumulation of air in the wheel houses.
The GSR is available in four body colors: Cool Silver Metallic, White Pearl, Medium Purplish Gray Mica, and Solid Red. The RS is available in two colors: Solid White and Solid Red.
The GSR is fitted as standard with Enkei 17-inch lightweight aluminum wheels, the same size as used on earlier models, but in a lighter shade of silver. As a factory option, both the GSR and RS can be ordered with BBS 17-inch lightweight cast aluminum wheels, which are painted in Diamond Black Clear with a new metallic texture that enhances the premium impression. Interior
The instrument panel ornaments and center panel are painted in Piano Black that gives a real sense of depth, producing a premium impression. The inner door handles and air vent knobs are painted with a metallic plating finish. (GSR only.)
Aluminum scuff protectors with "LANCER Evolution" markings are fitted to the floor of the door openings. (GSR only.)