2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart in Detroit

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart in Detroit


The new 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart debuted at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. Unlike the previous insult to the badge, the new Lancer Ralliart is like an entry-level version of the upcoming Evolution, with a turbocharged engine and all-wheel-drive.

The Lancer Ralliart is powered by the new 2.0-litre DOHC MIVEC intercooled and turbocharged engine (also used in the Lancer Evolution) that develops an estimated 235 hp and 343 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to Mitsubishi’s efficient Twin Clutch-SST gearbox that uses paddle-actuated shifts. The TC-SST transmission also operates in fully automatic modes for Normal and Sport driving conditions. There is no word of a standard manual version.


The Lancer Ralliart’s full-time 4WD driveline features Mitsubishi’s Active Center Differential (ACD). The ACD unit employs an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch center differential, vectoring drive torque to the front and rear according to different driving conditions to realize the best balance between steering response and traction characteristics on Tarmac, Gravel, or Snow surfaces. Lancer Ralliart is also equipped with front helical limited slip differential and a rear differential mechanical limited slip differential.

The Lancer Ralliart exterior is distinguished by its more aggressively styled front bumper design, rear bumper cover, dual outlet muffler and a lightweight aluminium, ducted hood that delivers cooling air to the turbocharger. It has 215/45 tyres on 18-inch alloy rims. Basically, it looks like an Evo, but without the widebody kit.


The interior is equipped with FAST key, Bluetooth hands-free telephone interface, the same Twin Clutch-SST shifter used on Lancer Evolution, and easily accessible steering column mounted paddle shifters. Available equipment and options to include Recaro seats, HID headlights, 650-watt Rockford Fosgate 9-speaker audio system, Sirius satellite radio, power sunroof, and a 30-gigabyte hard drive navigation system with digital music server.

What do you think?



  1. if this has 235 bhp then how much will the evo have. and how much will this cost?

  2. I seriously hope this is less than dh 100,000 !!!! definitely a huge improvement on the last ralliart.

  3. really cool car but crampy from inside.

  4. dude the new evos are 150k and they are 300+ horses man im getting a new lancer gt and its pimp the evo is gonna be wild

  5. well im still trying to figure out when the new RA is up for sales. i heard july and then fall of 08. it does have 235 hp and optional twin clutch tranny auto or 5 speed manual. it should be priced around the wrx, so about $25,000 give or take. the evo starts at 32,000 and has about 300.

  6. does any one knows how much will the Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart wil cast?

  7. The new EVO’s have 291 horsepower out of a 2.0L DOHC MIVEC I4. Of course turbocharged and intercooled. they cost around $43,000 I do believe.

  8. I hear Awir market sells EVO X for 240K 😯

  9. 10 days ago I bought a Mitsubishi Lancer EX GT 2009 and is with the new face, like the RALLY ART version, so now I wanna change the back bumper like this one (like on the picture above), but dont know where from! Any sugestions? 😯 😕

  10. Is this available for purchase in Dubai? And for how much?

  11. Yes, it is. You can find it in Mitsubishi showroom, i booked it 2,5 months ago. The price is 73000 dhs. But still not ASC and fliping in mirrors 🙁

  12. Just there are some small changes inside to look better and mainly the front mask of the car is like on the 2009 RALLIART version above. Also the tail lights are now chrystal not red. So far I found only those diferences.

  13. what about the engine??..

  14. The engine its still the same. 2.0l 160 bhp. 😕

  15. im new here in dubai, i just wana ask, where can i buy body kits for 2009 lancer? thanks

  16. Any news on the RA?

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