Words and photos by Christopher Kho
When the body of a four-door sedan is mated with the entrails of a rally car, you get a special mixed-breed road-going racer. It may look tame and harmless from the outside, but growls like a wild animal on the inside. And that’s exactly what Mitsubishi and its motorsports division, Ralliart, has brewed up with the 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart.
The Ralli Experience
You might have noticed that the Ralliart bears a striking resemblance to the typical Lancer EX GT-A. Bravo. Give yourself a good pat on the back. Besides the fierce-looking vented hood, a larger rear spoiler, twin exhausts, and little knick-knacks here and there on the outside, there are very little visual cues that tell the two apart. Nevertheless, it doesn’t keep us from salivating over what’s to come, as all the hard work Mitsubishi and Ralliart has put in was focused beneath the hood and under the chassis.