Yes, this is the same engine that is on the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Only on Airtek it is slightly deformed and develops not even 265 hp, as on the last Evolution, but only 240. And it works not with the “mechanics” in tandem, but with the “automatic” INVECS-II. However, there is four-wheel drive and there is enough agility to properly shuganut some fat man on MB or BMW.
Further more interesting. Most recently, the European premiere of Outlander Turbo. So, soon he will appear in Russia. The engine will be strangled even harder - up to 202 hp, but the manual transmission is the same as on the Evo.
You can distinguish the turbocharged version from the “aspirated” by the “nostril” of the air intake on the hood (striking), an exhaust pipe of a larger diameter, new design optics, sporty bumpers and a small decor like nameplates. The cherished “turbo” is written behind.
Inside, everything is as before, except for silver scales of instruments and other finishing materials.
The manufacturer indicates that the Outlander Turbo accelerates to 100 km / h in 7.7 s. Already tempting! But you can get 265 hp from the same engine without much difficulty. First, rewriting the “firmware” of the ECU. And if you ask what you can do with Outlander Turbo, taking it seriously, we will answer without exaggeration: that's it. It’s enough to refresh what Russian tuners do with the Mitsubishi Evolution. Say, on the same block, you can assemble a HKS Superengine with a power of 420 hp. and more, put the Hewland cam gearbox, replace the rally suspension, the brakes are powerful, strengthen the body and so on. Create a real sports car that can show the back door of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and the “evil” BMW X5.