The Lancer Evolution was launched in October 1992. Mitsubishi Motors took the lightweight and compact Lancer and powered it using the 4G63-type intercooler turbo engine delivering torque through the full-time 4WD system.
The engine was modified to produce 250 PS. Body rigidity was increased. Weight was reduced. Aerodynamics were improved and the suspension was optimized.
It was available with Recaro sports seats and a Momo race track steering wheel. The initial production run sold out within days of launch.