July 11, 2007

New Lancer Evo to feature improved AWD system and twin-clutch transmission

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO
Mitsubishi Lancer EVO. Click image to enlarge

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Tokyo, Japan – Mitsubishi Motors has announced the development of two new component systems, expected to feature in the new Lancer Evolution to be launched this summer: S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) advanced vehicle dynamics, and Twin Clutch SST (Sport Shift Transmission). S-AWC regulates drive torque at each wheel, while Twin Clutch SST is an automated manual transmission that eliminates the need to operate a clutch.

The S-AWC now adds active stability control to the vehicle’s active centre differential, active yaw control and sport ABS components, as well as employing yaw rate feedback control. This allows the system to control each wheel under a wide range of driving conditions.

The new Twin Clutch SST uses dual clutches to realize power transmission efficiencies on par with a normal manual gearbox, allowing drivers of all abilities to shift rapidly up and down through the gears. Drivers will be able to set the transmission into Normal mode, Sport mode, or S-Sport mode, which keeps the engine turning at higher revs while shifting.

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