December 10, 2003
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution named Automobile Magazine’s 2004 ‘Automobile Of The Year’
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution RS. Click image to enlarge
Cypress, California – In its January 2004 issue, Automobile Magazine has named the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution its 2004 ‘Automobile Of The Year’.
The editors said the Lancer Evolution, “..unapologetically, uncompromisingly, unequivocally provides the most performance for the money of any car in the world.” The editors further noted that “this is the first time anyone with $30,000 has had access to the high plateau of vehicle dynamics,” and that Lancer Evolution “is both a reasonable everyday sedan and a supercar.”
The Lancer Evolution was developed after years of rally racing – its turbocharged four cylinder engine offers 271 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels. Brembo disc brakes, Sport ABS, lightweight 17-inch wheels, and Yokohama performance tires are all standard.