Lancer Evolution II

1994

Lancer Evolution II

In 1993, Mitsubishi Motors started campaigning the WRC in Group A homologated Lancer Evolutions and with several top place results, including second overall in the final round of the year the RAC Rally, showed the model's potential for winning overall line honors. The Lancer Evolution II, introduced in January 1994, exploited competition feedback from its predecessor and featured a number of improvements, chiefly in the areas of handling and stability. The rear LSD was replaced by a mechanical plate type to improve turn-in when entering corners. A longer wheelbase and wider track realized better stability. The Lancer Evolution II rode on OZ alloy road wheels shod with 205/60R15 tires, uprated from the 195/55R15 used on its predecessor. The use of lower first and second gear ratios in the close-ratio transmission brought better acceleration while a change in clutch disc material saw better control as well as improved durability. A reduction in silencer back pressure, a higher turbo boost pressure and changes to valve lift raised the maximum output of the 2.0 L intercooled turbo engine by 10 PS to 260 PS. New design Recaro bucket seats gave much better lateral hold.

Overall length 4310 mm
Overall width 1695 mm
Overall height 1420 mm
Engines 2.0 L turbo