Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Road Race Motorsports tunes the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Road Race Motorsports has been turning out some unique tuner vehicles lately. The most recent creation is the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Turbo. Coincidentally, I happen to be in the midst of writing a review on the stock 2011 Outlander Sport, so that makes this announcement even more timely.
RRM has given this compact crossover some added stopping, going, and cornering abilities. The power boost comes from the addition of a Mitsubishi turbocharger, Tial wastegate, intercooler, and custom engine management on the existing 4B11 Mitsubishi engine. RRM is able to crank out an additional 100 horsepower and 83 ft./lbs. of torque. For comparison, the stock Outlander Sport makes 148 horsepower and 145 ft./lbs. or torque. FYI, this is the front-wheel drive model equipped with a manual transmission.
Handling and braking are both improved thanks to Eibach springs and StopTech four-piston, full-floating brake system. Other handling goodies include 19" wheels wrapped in Yokohama tires.
RRM says, "We call it the Juke Killer! It has everything that category of car has and more. Performance will well eclipse that of the Juke in every category. We hope to see the reaction of press and the public."
This car was built in partnership with Mitsubishi Motors North America, and will be ready for media to test drive in the near future.