Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart

Here are some new photos released of both the regular and Ralliart version of the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback.

The Lancer Sportback is essentially a hatch version of the Lancer to attack the European market and currently has three engine choices – a 109 horsepower 1.5 litre, a 143hp 1.8 litre gasoline engine or a 2.0 litre turbodiesel with 140 horsepower. The 2.0 litre 4B11 that we’ve grown to know seems to be missing from the lineup, but the 1.8 litre unit is also from the 4B/GEMA family.

The Ralliart Lancer Sportback is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine tuned to produce less power than the Evo X but still registers a respectable 240 horsepower and 343Nm of torque on the crank.

This is mated to either a 5-speed manual or a Twin Clutch SST transmission. Word is that even the regular Lancer Sportback will be able to enjoy the Twin Clutch SST transmission, but we’ll see if this is true at the official unveiling at the 2008 Paris show.

Look after the jump for a full hi-res gallery of the Sportback and the Ralliart.

PHOTO GALLERY: Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
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PHOTO GALLERY: Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart
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