Lancer Evolution VII

2001

Lancer Evolution VII

The Lancer Evolution VII came to market in February 2001 in a full makeover and now based on the Lancer Cedia that had undergone a full model change in May 2000. It came with a longer wheelbase, wider track and larger wheels. Changes to the 4G63 intercooled turbo engine for the Evolution VII included: improvements to the turbochager: the use of an uprated intercooler; a magnesium rocker cover, hollow camshaft and stainless steel exhaust pipe, maximum torque boosted 39.0kg-m at 3500rpm with improved torgue characteristics in the mid-speed range. An Active Center Differential (ACD) with electronically controlled hydraulic multi-plate clutch replaced the previous viscous coupling unit-type center differential. The Evolution VII featured integrated control of the ACD and AYC handling enhancement systems. Operating so that ACD provides better traction when accelerating out of a corner while AYC enhances steering response and grip through corners, integrated control realizes better acceleration and handling stability than if these systems were operating independently. The Evolution VII was fitted with a new lightweight Recaro driver’s bucket seat and a new MOMO steering wheel. In February 2002, the GT-A, the first automatic transmission model in the Lancer Evolution series, was added to the lineup. Labeled the "two-pedal Evolution," it was powered by a 272 PS 4G63 engine mated to the INVECS-II Sport Mode 5-speed automatic gearbox.

Overall length 4455mm
Overall width 1770mm
Overall height 1450mm
Engines 2.0Lturbo