Lancer Evolution VI

1999

Lancer Evolution VI

Launched in January 1999, the Lancer Evolution VI was developed to reflect the 1999 changes in WRC regulations governing the size of aero parts and also to realize major improvements in engine cooling. Changes over the Lancer Evolution V included, the license plate being offset from the center of the grille, the addition of an oil cooler ventilator and of air blow ducting, a downsizing and repositioning of the fog lamps and the use of a twin wing rear spoiler with a variable angle wicker bill. As well as improving the cooling and aerodynamic performance with these changes, the Lancer Evolution VI offered a classier and more forceful appearance. Cornering performance has been improved: by lowering the roll center of the front suspension; by using aluminum alloy arms and lengthening the rebound stroke in the rear suspennsion. The RS competition model sported a turbocharger with a titanium alloy turbine, a world first, giving improved response and high-end power output. To mark Tommi Mäkinen's incredible fourth driver's championship in a row, a Tommi Mäkinen Edition was launched in January 2000. The special edition featured the team's paintwork and interior design as well as engine and handling were tuned with tarmac stages in mind. Vehicle height was lowered by 10 mm and the addition of a front strut brace and use of quicker steering improved handling response.

Overall length 4350 mm
Overall width 1770 mm
Overall height 1415 mm
Engines 2.0 L turbo