2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05

Introduction

The 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 was a rally car developed by Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors. It was used in the World Rally Championship (WRC) season in 2005, and was the successor to the previous Lancer Evolution series. The car was equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and a four-wheel drive system. The car was successful in the 2005 WRC season, with Spanish driver Dani Sordo taking two podium finishes and the car finishing third in the Manufacturers’ Championship.

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05

Engine and Transmission

The 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 was powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, which produced a maximum power output of 300 horsepower at 6500 rpm. The engine was mated to a semi-automatic six-speed transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddleshift. The car was also equipped with a four-wheel drive system which could be adjusted to different settings depending on the terrain and conditions.

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05

Suspension and Braking

The 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 was equipped with a double wishbone suspension setup at the front and rear. The suspension was adjustable, with dampers and anti-roll bars that could be adjusted for different driving conditions. The car was also fitted with ventilated disc brakes at the front and rear, with a brake balance adjuster for improved braking performance.

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05

Interior and Exterior

The 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 had a sleek and aerodynamic exterior design. The bodywork was made from lightweight composite materials, which reduced the overall weight of the car. The interior of the car was also equipped with carbon fibre panels, Recaro bucket seats, a racing steering wheel and a digital dashboard display.

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05

Racing Results

The 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 had a successful season in the World Rally Championship, with Spanish driver Dani Sordo taking two podium finishes and the car finishing third in the Manufacturers’ Championship. The car also won the Rally Japan and Rally of Turkey, and Sordo finished the season in fourth place in the drivers’ standings.

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05

Legacy

The 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 was the last Mitsubishi rally car to be used in the World Rally Championship, as the company withdrew from the championship at the end of the season. The car was a successful and popular model, and helped to cement Mitsubishi’s reputation as a top-class rally car manufacturer.

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05

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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05

The 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 had a sleek and aerodynamic exterior design.

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05

The interior of the car was also equipped with carbon fibre panels, Recaro bucket seats, a racing steering wheel and a digital dashboard display.

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05

The car was also fitted with ventilated disc brakes at the front and rear, with a brake balance adjuster for improved braking performance.

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05

The car was equipped with a double wishbone suspension setup at the front and rear.

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05

The engine was mated to a semi-automatic six-speed transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddleshift.

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05

The car was successful in the 2005 WRC season, with Spanish driver Dani Sordo taking two podium finishes.

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05

The 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 was powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, which produced a maximum power output of 300 horsepower at 6500 rpm.

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05

The 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 had a successful season in the World Rally Championship, with Spanish driver Dani Sordo taking two podium finishes.

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05

The car was also equipped with a four-wheel drive system which could be adjusted to different settings depending on the terrain and conditions.

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05

The 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05 was the last Mitsubishi rally car to be used in the World Rally Championship.