January 3, 2008

Yokohama Ultra-high performance A13C tires to be standard on Mitsubishi Lancer Evo

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. Click image to enlarge

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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo

Fullerton, California – Yokohama Tire Company announced that its ultra-high-performance Yokohama A13C tires will be standard equipment on all trim levels of the new 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (Evo), introduced during the recent Greater Los Angeles Auto Show.

The ultra-high-performance Yokohama A13C 245/40R18 tires carry a 93Y load and speed rating and ride on 18 x 8.5 inch Enkei cast aluminum or BBS forged aluminum alloy wheels, depending on the model level.

The Evo comes with a 291-hp 2.0-litre turbocharged and intercooled four-cylinder engine and an all-wheel-control dynamic handling system to regulate drive torque at each wheel.

“We’re pleased that Mitsubishi has chosen Yokohama for this important new vehicle,” said Jeff Carpenter, director, OE sales and marketing for Yokohama. “The Lancer Evo is a performance icon. Our relationship with Mitsubishi has never been stronger.”

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