|Mine's Lancer Evolution V|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 2|
|Manufacturer||Mitsubishi (base car)|
|Max Power||413 BHP|
|Max Torque||292.9 lb-ft|
|Weight||1,080 kilograms (2,400 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||2.62 kg (5.8 lb) per horsepower|
The Mine's Lancer Evolution V is a Tuned car produced by Mine's, but is listed as a Mitsubishi car in its only appearance in Gran Turismo 2. The car is a tuned version of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V.
There is only one color available for this vehicle, it is unnamed in-game:
- Scotia White
This description is taken from the PAL version of Gran Turismo 2:
This is the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V specially prepared by Mine's, based on the concept of "drawing out the potential of normal cars to the very limits" which they have continued to advocate for many years. The driving stage of development has been carried out largely on circuits, and a particular feature of the specification is that in the pursuit for total balance not oonly power but ease of driving has also been taken into consideration. In the engine, the intake and exhaust system has been modified, based on the GT2835 turbine kit, and the engine management duties for this are handled by the VX-ROM chip. About 400ps output is generated, tahnks to a 1.3kgm/cm3 boost. The torque figure is 40.5kgm. the circuit-oriented suspension is the Professional Edition by ESTA Suspension, reinforced by other stabilisers and strut bars. Also, the addition of Mine's original lower arm bars gives the rare combination of high stability and steering performance. Of course, aerodynamics have also been carefully considered, and an aluminium under panel has been fitted to the front. Due to this, the wing resistance is reduced and the cooling effect has been enhanced. As one might expect, the attention given to even these areas is one important difference between Mine's and other tuning companies. Of course, as a consequence of this tuning the speed of the car is also as one would expect. With S tyres fitted, the car managed a lap time of 1 min. 00.432 at Tsukuba. Certainly this concept, advocated continuously for many years, has been faithfully realised in this car.
- Despite the car being based on a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, it cannot enter in the Evolution Meeting one-make race.
- Interestingly, the Tsukuba Circuit is mentioned in this car's description, though the course itself did not appear until the release of Gran Turismo 4 almost 6 years later.
- The limited-slip differential on this car allows tuning the front differential only, even though the car is 4WD. This is an oversight by the developers.