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so i was searching around online and look what i found...

MR Concept

it might be old news to some, but i just thought it was worth a post. i wonder if it will come to america? hummm....
 

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One can hope. I personally like the mechanical diff's and 5 speed, but more fast Mitsu's in the US can't be a bad thing :)

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Don't count on it - anytime you see weight savings where they use aluminum in the upper half of the car instead of steel, it usually won't hold up to the US crash standards. Not to mention the tuning they did to get more power, which is more difficult to make it comply with emissions, and the final factor - price. That car will probably be another $10k-15k more expensive than the current Evo. Mitsu would never take that risk. It's unfortunate too, since this car would be beating up on everything on the street.

Love that color too - and the seats look great.
 

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That's awesome...but ya, I agree with Chris on the crash standard and emissions crap...

and ya....I really like how the interior looks too..
 

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Ludachris said:
Don't count on it - anytime you see weight savings where they use aluminum in the upper half of the car instead of steel, it usually won't hold up to the US crash standards. Not to mention the tuning they did to get more power, which is more difficult to make it comply with emissions, and the final factor - price. That car will probably be another $10k-15k more expensive than the current Evo. Mitsu would never take that risk. It's unfortunate too, since this car would be beating up on everything on the street.

Love that color too - and the seats look great.
All they would have to do on crash standards is beef up the A-pillars like they do on convertibles and leave the top itself as aluminum. They may do that already in Japan for rigidity of the body structure....but I don't know. I would estimate at least a 20K rise in cost over the EVO we have now for the MR if it ever does come over.

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damn 20k rise...I just don't think they can charge that...it wouldn't sell.

do you guys know how much more hp/tq it would have...I'm guessing it wouldn't be a whole lot...like not more than 320 of either

the nicer suspension
Diffs
interior...

maybe 10k more...but thats it..
 

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Ya...but to tell you guys the truth....i'd be happy if mitsu made a option for say like 5k more that you could get the exterior and interior options of the MR, the front lsd and say a 300hp output....just a small change but that color is sick....for those who dont know the name of it...its brand new for that car its called...Medium-purplish Grey Mica...its a pretty sweet color :thumb:
 

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It is, may 2005

Well here is the offical press release of the MR

Mitsubishi offical press release

So may 2005 it will be here, whos trading thier 03's in for the mr?
6spd, better ecu, Possibly bigger turbo, aluminium roof, and some trick colors. glad i waited to buy my evo :thumb:

i imagine it will cost 35k+ but the extra year gives me time to save the extra money so its all good
 

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MRevo said:
Well here is the offical press release of the MR

Mitsubishi offical press release

So may 2005 it will be here, whos trading thier 03's in for the mr?
6spd, better ecu, Possibly bigger turbo, aluminium roof, and some trick colors. glad i waited to buy my evo :thumb:

i imagine it will cost 35k+ but the extra year gives me time to save the extra money so its all good
Ya...actually its coming out this year...Nov/Oct 2004 as a 2005 model...so 6 months or so...I'm also waiting...I should be able to save up a good amount of extra cash in that amount of time...
 

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wow thats even better news....too bad as soon as it comes out there gonna want like 2k over msrp, those jerks. Might have to wait a month or so, so i can get it for msrp. I wonder how many of these things thier going to make? hmmmm....

Another thing, i guess ill have to start searching for forums based over in japan and such, so i can read about all the MR owners are having with that transmission and stuff, hopefully not as much as the US evos. :dsm: :thumb: :dsm: :thumb: :dsm:
 

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wow thats even better news....too bad as soon as it comes out there gonna want like 2k over msrp, those jerks. Might have to wait a month or so, so i can get it for msrp. I wonder how many of these things thier going to make? hmmmm....

Another thing, i guess ill have to start searching for forums based over in japan and such, so i can read about all the MR owners are having with that transmission and stuff, hopefully not as much as the US evos. :dsm: :thumb: :dsm: :thumb: :dsm:
Ya...hopefully it actually has a good clutch:thumb:
 

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Ya...actually its coming out this year...Nov/Oct 2004 as a 2005 model...so 6 months or so...I'm also waiting...I should be able to save up a good amount of extra cash in that amount of time...
I doubt that the 05's will come out 5 months after the 04's.

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I doubt that the 05's will come out 5 months after the 04's.

Keith
true...but the release does say it will come out this fall..they really messed up with the release of the 04's though...waited way long...
 
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