The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI
Lancer Evolution VI History
Mitsubishi Evo 6 Exterior
Mitsubishi Evo 6 Engine, Brakes and Suspension
The Evolution VI was powered by a 2.0-litre DOHC intercooler-turbocharged engine with air to oil cooler. Engine cooling was a focus of the Evo 6. We improved it in a number of ways, by adding cooling channels to the pistons, and a high-volume oil cooler.
Other improvements included more rigid callipers in the Brembo brake system to improve braking. Cornering was improved by a number of additions: the roll centre of the front suspension was lowered, and in the rear suspension the rebound stroke was lengthened.
Mitsubishi Evo 6 Tommi Makinen Edition
In early 2000, a special edition of the Evolution VI was released. The Lancer Evolution VI Tommi Makinen Edition (or Evo 6 Tommi Makinen Edition) was launched to commemorate Makinen’s impressive fourth consecutive win of the Drivers' Championship in 1999’s World Rally Championship.
The Tommi Makinen edition was styled on the car he drove to victory. With 17-inch alloy wheels featuring the same design, and a special colouring package. The package included a WRC stripe, Ralliart decals, Mitsubishi 3-diamond decals, the spoiler’s upper wing section was white, a rear panel garnish, body-keyed door sashes, amber front indicator lenses, and the door handles were finished in black.
Of the Lancer Evolution VI Tommi Makinen Edition, the driver himself said:
"To have a car named after yourself. That's something else".”