Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V RS lap time at Fuji Raceway

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1998 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V RS completed a lap of Fuji Raceway in 1 minute and 48.2 seconds.

Track Fuji Raceway
Type flying start
Vehicle Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V RS
Power / weight 280 ps / 1260 kg
Time 1:48.170
Peak speed 233 kph (145 mph)
Notes Before engine failure (elevated boost?)
Submitted 4 years ago by FastestLaps
Source Best Motoring tv show (Japan)
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Reference:   Image of source Best Motoring - 5/1998

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FastestLaps  4y ago

Nothing against Mitsubishis but this is prime example of smaller displacement turbocharged engine failing against large multi cylinder. And, yes, judging from 1/4 time, top speed on straight and laptime (as well as the engine blowup), it does not have 280 PS. 310 - 330 would be my random guess.


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dr. cosimo  4y ago

if you believe the evo's engine blew up in this video shows how weak it is, then you're clueless and have no idea what the 4g63 is capable of. this could of been related to anything, from lose hose, pipes, lines anything could go wrong knowing best motoring tampers with their cars usually to beat the import on track.


there are tons of cases of vw 911 engines/brakes/wheels blowing up / failing from base carrera to the turbo cars, you never say a word about them, how come so ?


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FastestLaps  4y ago @dr. cosimo

Call me clueless but that's exactly what I think. It is weak compared to larger engines with more cylinders. Weakness is not only how strong or weak the cylinder block is. Overheating is also weakness caused by small displacement - less cooling area for same amount of horsepower.

Fuji is much longer than Tsukuba and way faster. They also chose 5 laps, not 4 or 3. It's one thing to do 1/4 run, something different to do 5 laps of GP circuit full throttle.

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dr. cosimo  4y ago @FastestLaps

since you're clueless then you will stay clueless and will be a vw fanboy for life, which is a big issue.

enjoy your big displacement engines not overheating



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FastestLaps  4y ago @dr. cosimo

You can overheat everything. But smaller engine is more prone to overheating than bigger engine. It's common sense. Smaller displacement = higher temperatures, higher rpms, more wear, shorter engine lifespan, more maintenance.

Manufacturing and design precision as well as materials/metallurgy and fuel injection/ignition techniques have improved a lot in past decades and we have high output small displacement turbo engines commonplace and with perfectly acceptable reliability. But the big ones are still stronger.

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saxy  4y ago @FastestLaps

Most road cars can’t last on the track being driven hard. Aventadors would boil their brakes (even though they are ceramic), In fact most cars will struggle here, and then there’s the tires. Unless you have track tires, they’ll melt like marshmallows.

The Z06 heating issue was a real let down given that GM was over confident that their car is a track car and hence should be able to take the punishment, warranty will not be void etc. Mclaren, Bugatti put their cars through deep cold and hot deserts to test their cars. I would have thought with all that track testing, they would have seen the problem right away.

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dr. cosimo  4y ago @FastestLaps

those are based on your personal assumptions, nothing to back them up, otherwise, why do honduhs seem to last forever just like rollas and rav4s ? the owners are known to neglect oil changes too


this must be a smaller engine for chinese market then as per your assumption ?