Introducing the 2006 Mitsubishi LANCER EVOLUTION IX for Motorsport

Mitsubishi Motors proudly announces the further evolved 06MY Lancer Evolution IX, a race-based vehicle primarily designed to compete in motor sports events throughout the world, including Europe where STEP-4 emissions regulations are strictly enforced. With the goal of elevating motor sports fans’ already extremely high regard for this rally-inspired legend, enhancements for 2006 focus on "higher levels of performance and driving quality,"

Among the new features that are now standard equipment are a high-performance BREMBO braking system featuring Sports ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), power windows and power door mirrors, MOMO leather-wrapped steering wheel, a fully automatic air conditioner, and a full exterior redesign, all of which significantly elevate the Evo IX’s premium value.

A simple yet aggressive new front-end design serves the dual purpose of improving body aerodynamics and enhancing cooling of the new MIVEC turbocharged engine. The new rear-end design re-enforces the aggressive overall image, while the rear carbon-fiber spoiler’s new hollow horizontal wing improves handling performance by lowering the center of gravity.
Driving performance has been significantly improved though adoption of a highly responsive new MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve timing Electronic Control) turbocharged engine, which produces a flatter, smoother torque curve for refreshingly exhilarating driving enjoyment.

The new MIVEC engine’s turbo also features the world’s first magnesium compressor and titanium turbine turbocharger for mass-produced vehicles, contributing to the engine’s unequalled combination of high performance and fuel efficiency, yet ensuring full compliance with STEP-4 emissions regulations.
Sold exclusively through Ralliart Inc., the Lancer Evolution IX will be available in the competition oriented RS model configuration, in either left- or right-hand drive. Since the Lancer Evolution IX is geared for competition, it will neither be warranted nor homologated for general production. In order to participate in competitions, the vehicle" needs to be warranted to meet FIA regulations.

Exterior Design

New front-end design

The new front bumper was designed to present an impression of strength and stability, while inspiring the same image as the rally machine. A new intercooler intake duet improves both cooling efficiency and overall design. Halogen headlamps with black extensions are consistent with the high-quality design, solidifying the impression of fearless aggression.

New rear bumper design

Totally appropriate for the renowned Evo series, the new rear bumper’s integrated diffuser improves rear aerodynamics while adding to the model’s racer image.

ENKEI light alloy wheels

ENKEI 17" x 8.0JJ light alloy wheels reduce unsprung weight. The sporty design and dark gray tone promote an image of driving strength and handling stability.

BBS forged alloy wheels (OPT B54)

Renowned BBS 17" x 8.0JJ forged alloy wheels appeal to driving purists while also helping to reduce unsprung weight.

Large carbon-fiber rear spoiler

The large carbon-fiber rear spoiler forces the air-flow upwards, increasing down force for greater handling stability.
As the rear spoiler is constructed entirely of carbon-fiber composite. the following conditions may appear: wavy surface; contrasting dark and light knit pattern; Inconsistent spacing; undulating fibers; partially cloudy-white; partially red or yellow due to light refraction; and/or air bubbles within fibers. Please be advised that the above are all normal conditions and do not denote any Inferiority of materials used.

Interior Design

The redesigned cockpit features a MOMO leather-wrapped steering wheel and fully automatic air conditioner as standard equipment.

Newly standard interior features include one-touch anti-trapping power windows, color-keyed inner door handles, and central door-locking system.
Note: This photo shown is Japanese market model. Actual interior will include cloth insert door trims, 2-DIN center panel, fully automatic air conditioner, and rear center 3-point ELR/ALR seatbelt.

Mechanical Features

4G63 MIVEC engine

The powerful and highly efficient 4G63 MIVEC engines adaptation of variable valve timing mated to the improved turbocharger enhances performance across the rpm range, from practical low-rev starts to dynamic high-rev racing. In addition to producing high response throughout a flat torque curve, MIVEC has additionally reduced fuel consumption by 3%. Thanks to feedback from WRC competition, the turbocharger’s diffuser section has been lengthened to improve torque in low to mid-rpm ranges" ensuring quicker acceleration response as an added benefit. The world’s first magnesium compressor and titanium turbine enhances the full range of turbo response, improving both starting and passing acceleration, while helping reduce overall weight. The new engine also complies with STEP-4 emissions regulations.

2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC MIVEC with intercooled Turbocharged

The opening and closing timings of the intake valve continuously vary according to the engine revolution and load. The efficiency of volumetric air intake boosts torque at low and high speeds to improve fuel economy and minimizes exhaust emissions.

Improved turbocharger

Utilizing technologies proven in WRC competition, the Evolution IX’s turbocharger allows the advanced MIVEC engine to pack even more air and fuel into the cylinders, significantly improving the engine’s power-to-weight ratio for greater acceleration throughout the rpm range. Modification to the shape of the diffuser section further enhances supercharge response at low- to mid-range speeds.

Magnesium compressor and titanium turbine

Adopting magnesium instead of aluminum for the compressor wheel dramatically improves the full range of supercharging response, while improving starting and passing acceleration and reducing overall weight.

Weight reduction

Extensive research and development, added to feedback from WRC competition, has succeeded in ‘significantly reducing overall weight. An all-aluminum roof plus aluminum side-door impact bars lower the center of gravity for more stable, accurate handling performance. An added benefit of the all aluminum roof is increased overall rigidity. Other weight-reducing measures include the carbon-fiber rear spoiler, magnesium turbocharger. Light alloy forged wheels (option) and aluminum hood.

Aluminum side impact bars

Aluminum roof panel

Suspension system with new BILSTEIN shock absorbers

Developed in the grueling conditions of the WRC, the Evo IX’s high-performance suspension featuring front McPherson struts with coil springs and stabilizer bar, backed by multi-links plus stabilizer bar in the rear, can handle any and all types of driving conditions. Weight reduction is achieved through the use of forged aluminum arms" A high-performance BREMBO braking system ensures fade-free stopping power. BILSTEIN shock absorbers were selected to improve road-holding performance across a wider range of road surfaces. These high-performance shock absorbers ensure that tires transfer engine power and stick to the road, while increasing high-speed cornering stability and reducing braking nose dives.

Sports ABS with EBD

The Evolution IX’s Sports ABS controls each wheel independently, optimizing braking force as well as braking stability. Cornering performance is also enhanced, thanks to a steering wheel-angle sensor that constantly detects steering status while varying braking force during cornering. Optimized ABS braking performance is the result of using steering wheel-angle sensors, plus front/ rear/side G-force sensors, to precisely detect and compensate for actual driving conditions.

Model Line-up and Color Chart

Model Line-up

Model Code Price Class Engine Transmission
Intercooled Turbocharged

Color Chart

Price Class RS
Interior Trim Code (Basic Colour) Normal seats
Exterior Color
and Color Code
21X (Black)
P23 Red Solid <P23> Available
W37 White Solid <W37> Available
Seat Covering Fabric (Black)
Door Trim Cloth Insert (Dark Gray)
Headlining Non-woven Fabric (Light Gray)
Floor Carpet Needle Punch Velour (Gray)

Standard and Optional Equipment

Standard Equipment

2.0-lilter 16-valve DOHC MIVec intercooled turbocharged
ECl-MULTI engine (4G63)
(complies with step-4 emissions regulations)
Waterspray for intercooler
Magnesium compressor and titanium turbine turbocharger
Engine oil cooler (air cooler)
5-speed manual transmission (closed ratio type)
Front McPherson strut suspension with
Aluminum front lower arms
Inverted type shock absorbers
Stabilizer bar
A and G point cross bars
Rear multi-link suspension with
Aluminum rear suspension arms
Stabilizer bar
Front strut tower bar
Front cross-member
Brembo braking system
Front 17” ventilated disc brakes with 4-pot calipers
Rear 16” ventilated drum-in-disc brakes with 2 pot calipers
8” + 9” master vac brake booster
Sports ABS with EBD
Rack-and-pinion steering
Power Steering
Tilt-Steering column
Tires and wheels
235/45R17 tires
T125/70D17 high pressure spare tire
17” x 8.0JJ ENKEI M.A.T processed light alloy wheels
Electronic immobilizer
Full-time 4WD
Front limited-slip differential
Active center differential
Rear limited-slip differential
Rear end cross bar
Aluminum hood with air outlet
Multi-lensed halogen headlamps with clear outer lenses
Headlamp extensions (dark argent)
Amber turn signals
New design color-keyed from bumper with integrated intercooler air intake duct
Front bumper extension
Green laminated windshield
Fixed intermittent windshield wipers and washers with mist function
Aluminum front blistered fenders
Front large-type under cover with brake cooling air guide
Aluminum roof
Aluminum side impact bars
Side airdams
Blacked-out door sashes
Black electronically controlled door mirrors
Black outer door handles
Roof antenna
Large-type full carbon rear spoiler
Rear window defoggers
New design colour-keyed rear bumper with integrated diffuser
Rear fog lamp
High-mount stop lamp on rear shelf
Rear combination lamp extensions (black)
Large tail pipe
Black-colored Instrument panel
MOMO leather-wrapped steering wheel
Dual horn
Driver’s and front passenger’s SRS front airbags
Leather-wrapped gearshift knob with dark titanium-painted panel
mph and km/h speedometer (270 km/h)
Digital trip/odometer
Headlamp leveling device
Digital quartz clock
Fuel empty warning lamp
Rear fog lamp indicator
Seatbelt warning lamp
Cigarette lighter
Fully ,automatic air conditioner
Air filter
Standard floor console box
Cup holders
Personal pocket
Audio accommodation kit (harness. 2 speaker garnish)
Central door locking system
Child-protection rear door locks
Anti-trapping power windows
One touch power window operation (driver’s side only)
Formed-type door trims
Color-keyed inner door handles
Front door pockets
Front-faced fabric seats
Front seat sliding and reclining adjusters
Front 3-point ELR seatbelt anchors
Fixed low-back rear seat
Rear 3-point ELR/ALR seatbelt x3
Sun visors (2 pcs) with vanity mirror and lid/ticket holder
Room lamp
Map lamps
Day-and-night rearview mirror
Front passenger’s retractable assist grip (1pc)
Trunk lid opener
Fuel lid opener
Foot rest
Fire-retardant materials
Trunk room
Trunk room lamp
Needle punch floor mat

Optional Equipment

Option Code Item Remarks
AK1 Bilstein Shock Absorbers
B54 17” BBS forged alloy wheels
BG9 Tire repair kit (spare tireless) Please collect the empty sealant bottles from your dealers and/or customers after usage due to national regulations of chemical waste disposal

Major Specifications and Dimensional Views

Major Specifications

Model RS
Drive system Full-time 4WD
Dimension and weight (mm, kg)
Overall length 4490
Overall width 1770
Overall height 1450
Wheelbase 2625
Track Front 1515
Rear 1515
Ground Clearance 140
Cabin length 1880
Cabin width 1425
Cabin height 1185
Curb weight 1380
Seating capacity 5
Minimum turning radius 5.9
Type 1.997cc 16-valve DOHC MIVEC Intercooled
with magnesium compressor and titanium turbine turbocharger
Total displacement 1.997
Bore x stroke 85.0 x 88.0
Compression ratio 8.8:1
Max. output (EEC net) kW(PS)/rpm 206 (2801/6,500)
Max. torque (EEC net) N.m(kg-m)/rpm 355(36.2)/3,500
Fuel supply system Eel-MULTI
(Electronically controlled
Multi-point fuel injection)
Fuel type/tank capacity (liters) Unleaded premium/55
Type 5-speed manual
Gear ratio 1st 2.785
2nd 1.950
3rd 1.444
4th 1.096
5th 0.761
Reverse 3.416
Final 4.529
Type Rack-and-pinion (power-assisted)
Front McPherson strut with inverted-type shock absorbers; stabilizer bar and aluminum lower arms, A and G point cross bars
Rear Multi-link with stabilizer bar; aluminum suspension arms
Front BREMBO 17” ventilated discs (4-pot)
Rear BREMBO 16” ventilated drum-in discs (2-pot)
Tires and Wheels
Tires (front and rear) 235/45R17
Wheels (front and rear) ENKEI 17” alloy wheels (8JJ)
Note: These specifications are subject to change without notice

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