The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV GSR '96 is a road car produced by Mitsubishi. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date. Although not initially available in Gran Turismo Sport, it was later introduced as part of Update 1.19, released on May 30, 2018. It also appears in Gran Turismo 7.
There are five colors available for this vehicle:
- Scotia White
- Steel Silver Metallic
- Pyrenees Black Pearl
- Palma Red
- Issel Blue Pearl
With an additional special color in GT3 when obtained as a prize car:
- Dandelion Yellow
"Incorporating electronic AYC; the 4th generation Lancer Evo with 276 BHP."
The Lancer Evolution series that had continued through the Evo I, II, and III took a major leap forward in May 1996. With the full model change of the base Lancer sedan, the true second generation of the Evo series, the Lancer Evolution IV was born.
The mounting position of the 4G63 was flipped around 180 degrees, and the output now reached 276 HP, with maximum torque also improved to 260.3 ft-lb. But the most significant change was the introduction of the electronically controlled AYC (Active Yaw Control), which now replaced the mechanical LSD in the rear differential of previous models.
While its rivals took full advantage of the WR car regulations which started in 1997, the Lancer Evo stuck to fighting on as a Group A car and the introduction of a wide body was an obvious necessity. The engines maximum torque was improved to 274.8 ft-lb, and some changes were implemented, such as using a helical LSD for the front differential, and inverted dampers for the suspension.
In January 1999 of the following year, an even more advanced Lancer Evo VI appeared. External differences with the V were minor, but the internals had thoroughly matured as a road going sports car, with a further refined engine and suspension.
The first anniversary model ever in the Lancer Evo series appeared in December 1999, based on this Lancer Evo VI. Commemorating the first 4 consecutive WRC championships wins ever by Tommi Makinen, the Tommi Makinen edition appeared in a limited production run of 2500 cars. This model was given a large front spoiler along with other special parts, as well as having a revised suspension stroke and quicker steering which were geared more for on-road driving. This was the final and ultimate model in the 2nd generation Lancer Evolution series.
|Game||Buy From Location||Credits||Win From Event|
|Gran Turismo||New Car Dealership||23,940||4WD Challenge|
|Gran Turismo 2||Used Car Dealership||Approx. 20,000||---|
|Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec||Mitsubishi Dealership||29,980||Evolution Meeting|
|Gran Turismo 4||Late 90's Showroom||Approx. 11,000||---|
|Gran Turismo HD Concept||---||---||Beat 1'42.000 in Time Trial|
|Gran Turismo PSP||Mitsubishi Dealership||30,000||---|
|Gran Turismo 5||Mitsubishi Dealership||30,000||---|
|Gran Turismo 6||Mitsubishi Dealership||30,000||---|
|Gran Turismo Sport||Brand Central||30,000||---|
|Gran Turismo 7||Used Car Dealership||Approx. 45,000||---|
- This car also appears in Gran Turismo Concept, but it's unplayable. It does, however, appear as a CPU car.
- Referring to Japanese car dimension regulations; cars wider than 1,700 mm and/or over 2,000 cc are taxed higher in Japan
- Misspelt as "WRX" in the game.
- Misspelt as "ad" in the game.
- Misspelt as "has" in the game.
- A special colored variant of this car is the prize for winning this event.