1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI – Today’s Rally Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI

These just get better with age!

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI is the sixth generation of one of Japan’s most iconic, rally-bred vehicles.

Replacing the outgoing Evolution V, the Evo VI was first released in January 1999 and stayed in production until February 2001.

Changes made over its predecessor were mainly focussed at improving mechanical longevity, with the Evo VI receiving a larger intercooler, larger oil cooler, new pistons and a titanium-aluminide turbine wheel.

The Evo VI also scored cosmetic changes such as smaller fog lights that were repositioned on the front bumper for better air flow over the front of the car.

Power was derived from the punchy 4G63T 2.0lt, turbocharged, inline four-cylinder motor which produced 209kW and 373Nm of torque.

The oomph from this motor sent its power to all four wheels of the Lancer via a five-speed manual transmission. No automatic option was offered.

The Evo could be had in two different levels of specification; the RS and the GSR. In addition, the limited edition Tommi Mäkinen Evo VI could also be had in RS and GSR guise.

This particular Lancer Evo VI is a ’99 model and, according to the seller, the vehicle has travelled an original 140,000 kilometres from new.

The EVO VI is $23,990 and anyone interested in this rally-bred icon can view the full listing here.   

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