The Lancer name conjures up many different images. For some, it evokes memories of the first-generation cars, introduced in 1973, which fought with the best on the Safari Rally and came out the victors. Others will remember the second-generation models--especially the turbocharged versions, the original Mitsubishi wolf in sheep’s clothing--and who could not be aware of the Evolution (Evo) series, launched in 1992? Forged in the fierce heat of WRC competition and honed by years of continuous development, the Lancer Evolution is not only one of the greatest rally cars of all time, it is also a desirable high-performance road car, too. Written in Japan with the full cooperation of Mitsubishi and key staff members, this is the definitive international story of all the world’s Lancers, whether they carried Mitsubishi, Dodge, Colt, Plymouth, Valiant, Eagle, Proton, or Hyundai badges, with special emphasis on the Evolution models.
About the author
Brian Long now has around 40 books to his credit. Coming from an engineering background, he has been an enthusiast for as long as anyone can remember. His passion for sports cars and vintage machinery remains as strong as ever. Born in Coventry, England, he now lives in Chiba City with his wife, Miho, and their two children, Louis and Sophie-Mercedes. He is a member of the RJC in Japan, the Guild of Motoring Writers, and the Society of Automotive Historians. Shinichi Kurihara is a Product Executive overseeing the Lancer range for Mitsubishi Motors R&D Centre in Japan.
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