The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition is the successor to the Lancer Evolution VIII MR Edition and replaced it in 2005. The main alteration of the IX was a reworked turbocharger producing an additional 25 horsepower and a slightly reworked body.
The IX was also sold as an estate within Japan during 2006. High-performance models branded as "FQ" were offered by Mitsubishi within the United Kingdom.
Need for Speed: Carbon
It is one of the fastest accelerating cars in Need for Speed: Carbon, arguably making it the best Tier 3 Tuner. The Lancer Evolution also has responsive steering that is typical for the Tuner class and an average top speed as its only disadvantage. These traits can be very useful for the final race against Darius.
In a gold tier Sprint race of the Challenge Series, the player must drive a grey Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
Kenji swaps his Mazda RX-7 for a Stacked Deck themed Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition as soon as the player reaches Silverton. It cannot be unlocked or driven by the player although it can be driven in the gold Collector's Edition checkpoint event within the Challenge Series.
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City
The Lancer Evolution IX appears in Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City as a starter vehicle for the career mode. With a cost of $22,000, it is the most expensive vehicle the player can choose. The Evo IX shares the same performance statistics as the Nissan 240SX (S13); a handling rating of 3, and a top speed and acceleration rating of 1. The car is driven by both Striker & Sly.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
The Evolution IX MR-edition appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a Tier 3 vehicle with a $27,000 price tag. The car will be unlocked once the player has completed the Showdown: Chicago race day by Battle Machine.
It is strongly recommended for Grip events due to its all-wheel drive system, which provides great handling in corners and low acceleration times. However, the car has a lower top speed than several other vehicles in the game such as the Subaru Impreza WRX STI.
Need for Speed: Undercover
The Evolution IX MR-edition appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a Tier 3 car. It is unlocked upon completing the Job event Nick of Time. It appears in the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases with a price tag of $51,000.
With a top speed of 208 mph (335km/h), the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has the highest top speed among its tier, even if upgraded. Its handling remains unchanged in the title, although the car shows great deficits in terms of acceleration.
It reappears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern Road classed vehicle with a price tag of $24,500. The Lancer Evolution has a C 530 performance index rating and 4.04 handling rating. The Speedhunters Pack DLC also feautures a special variant of the car.
The Lancer Evolution has a 5.90 car rating. Its braking and handling capabilities are impressive in technical corners. It has a decent acceleration, which is better than that of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X and useful exiting corners quickly. Top speed in Shift 2: Unleashed is 168 mph (270 km/h).
However, the engine performance of the Lancer Evolution does appear to slightly lack in comparison with the Subaru Impreza WRX STI. The WRX STI utilises its advantage of power at the cost of less traction though.
The "Speedhunters" Lancer Evolution in Shift 2: Unleashed is a Modern Road classed car with a A 1910 performance rating and 4.91 handling rating. Top speed of the car is 201 mph (324 kph). It goes from 0-60 mph in 3.13 seconds.
Need for Speed: Nitro
The Evolution IX MR-edition appears in Need for Speed: Nitro as a Class B car and police vehicle. It performs like it has in previous titles. It can sometimes be out-competed by other class B cars.
Need for Speed: World
The Evolution IX MR-edition was made available in Need for Speed: World on June 28th, 2010 during the seventh closed beta as a Tier 2 car. Since August 22nd, 2012, it has been featured as a D class car.
The Lancer Evolution is one of the slowest Class D cars of Need for Speed: World, since it is capable of reaching only 145mph (234km/h) as standard top speed. It is significantly slower than the Nissan 350Z due to a sub-par nitrous boost and unimpressive acceleration. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII performs slightly better than its successor.
Players cannot keep up with more powerful rivals in multiplayer races, but it can be decent car in low heat level pursuit events though. The Lancer Evolution VIII might require Pro and Ultra series upgrades to become competitive.
|The White style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs 1900. It was released on December 16th, 2010.
|The Yellow style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs 345,678, and was initially released on July 20th, 2010 during the head start session.
Before August 22nd, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 10 or above and cost 60,000. On April 30th, 2015, its price was lowered from 450,000 as part of the End of the World event.
|The Glide style is a rental car that can be leased for 150. It was made available on July 20th, 2010 during the head start session.
|The Glide style is a previous rental only car that can be purchased for 225,000. It was made available on June 1st, 2015 as part of the End of the World event.
Need for Speed (2015)
The Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition can be purchased for 35,900 in Need for Speed (2015).
|Stock||0-60 mph: 05.53 s||1/4 mile: 13.83 s @ 108 mph (174 km/h)||Top Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)||Power: 291 hp|
|Fully Upgraded||0-60 mph: 02.16 s||1/4 mile: 09.00 s @ 168 mph (270 km/h)||Top Speed: 230 mph (370 km/h)||Power: 1,013 hp|
- In Need for Speed: Carbon, Bushido boss - Kenji - swaps his Mazda RX-7 with a Stacked Deck themed Lancer Evolution. It cannot be obtained by the player but is playable in an event of the Collector's Edition Challenge Series.
- In the Race Day mode of Need for Speed: ProStreet, the player can use a Lancer Evolution bonus car for Drag races.
- The Lancer Evolution IX appears on the box art for Need for Speed: Carbon.
|Mitsubishi Lancer (Model Range)|
|ES • VIII • IX MR-edition • X|
|Need for Speed: Nitro - Cars|
|Class A||Audi R8 • Audi TT RS • Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 • Dodge Challenger Concept • Ford GT • Ford Shelby GT500 • Lamborghini Gallardo • Lamborghini Reventón • Nissan GT-R • Pagani Zonda R • Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997)|
|Class B||Chevrolet Corvette C3 Stingray • Dodge Charger R/T • Ford Escort RS Cosworth • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR-edition • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X • Nissan 370Z • Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 • Porsche Cayenne Turbo S • Porsche Cayman S • Shelby GT500 (1967) • Subaru Impreza WRX STI|
|Class C||Chevrolet Camaro SS (1967) • Ford Explorer Sport Trac Adrenalin • Hummer H2 SUT • Nissan Cube • Renault 4L • Tesla Roadster • Toyota Corolla GT-S (AE86) • Volkswagen Beetle • Volkswagen Type 2|