2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII

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Year: 2003````````````````````````````````Type: Sport Sedan

Country of Origin: Japan````````````````````````Host: GT4

Price: $32,980 (GSR)

GSR Construction: unit steel with aluminum hood & fenders. Carbon-fiber reinforced plastic wing.

RS Construction: add an aluminum hood to the parts list above.

MR Construction:

Length: 176.8" // width: 96.7" // Height: 57.1"
Wheelbase: 103.3"
Overhang: 6 feet 2 inches
Track: 59.6" front & rear
Ground Clearance: 5.5"
Weight: 3,108 (GSR)
Steering: pwr-assisted rack & pinion
Layout: front engine/all-wheel drive
Tires: 235/45ZR-17
F. suspension: MacPherson struts, lwr. cntrl arms, coils, shox, arb
R. Suspension: multilink, lwr. cntrl arms, coils, shox, arb
Brakes: vented discs w/aluminum 4 pot (F) & 2 pot (R) calipers. ABS + EBD

Engine: 2.0 liter DOHC inline-4
Construction: iron block, aluminum head
Aspiration: Intercooled turbo
Fuel System: MPFi
Valves / Cyl: 4
Bore x Stroke: 3.35 x 3.46"
Compression: 8.8:1
Stock BHP: 317 @ 6,500
Stk Torque: 327 @ 3,500

Credits per HP: $104.03
Pounds per HP: ``9.80
Hp per Liter: `````158.7 

Idle Speed: 1,000 // Redline: 7,000 // RPM Limit: 7,250

Transmission: 6-speed manual
Limited Slip: viscous center LSD, mechanical rear LSD, + AYC (active yaw control)

0-60 mph: 5.283 seconds
0-100mph: 12.033 seconds
0-150mph: 33.700 seconds
1/4 Mile: 18.495 @ 105 mph
1 Kilom: @ 136 mph

Test Track Lap: no test
100-zero: 3.28 seconds
Top Gear RPM @ 60 mph: 2,500 (GSR)

GSR Top Speed at Redline
1st: 38 mph
2nd: 58 mph
3rd: 78 mph
4th: 104 mph
5th: 132 mph
6th: 169.88 mph @ 7,250 rpm


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1635, "covered chair on poles," possibly from a southern Italian dialect derivative of It. sede "chair" (cf. It. seggietta, 1598; the thing itself was said to have been introduced from Naples), from L. sedes, related to sedere "sit" (see sedentary). Since Johnson's conjecture, often derived from the town of Sedan in France, where it was said to have been made or first used, but historical evidence for this is lacking. Introduced in England by Sir Sanders Duncombe in 1634 and firs called a covered chair. "In Paris the sedan-chair man was usually an Auvergnat, in London an Irishman" ["Encyclopedia Britannica," 1929].

...interesting stuff, but how does this fit so far as modern cars are concerned?

Meaning "closed automobile seating four or more" first recorded 1912, Amer.Eng.

Ahhh....that's the meaning i was after. A "closed automobile seating four or more. That's not the best definition, however. also has this as supplied by Random House online:

Sedan: [si-dan]  Show IPA
€“noun 1. an enclosed automobile body having two or four doors and seating four or more persons on two full-width seats.

Bingo. Although i would further define the word sedan as having specifically four doors, since nobody since the '60s seems to use the term "2-door sedan" anymore, but whatever.

In addition to all this, there are some secondary meanings for the word "sedan" that remain unspoken by typical dictionarys and encyclopedias: safe, comfortable, ponderous, slow, and clumsy. Let's have a look at how the sedan evolved and how a certain shipbuilding conglomerate has managed to completely obliterate all these secondary meanings.

The typical sedan is just as i described in the paragraph above. Ford, Chevy, Pontiac, Dodge

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