For fans of the Lancer Evolution automotive and machine word 4G63T very attached and is no stranger to hear the speed enthusiast , the value of history and the value of the machine is no more doubt, Bro! The engine code , namely the 4G63T, is known to be tough, not only on ordinary roads but also in racing arenas. No half-hearted, he passed 9 generations, starting from Evolution I to Evolution IX. What is so special about this machine and how has it evolved?
Prior to the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, the 4G63T engine was already ‘perched’ on the hood of the Mitsubishi Galant VR-4, which was launched in 1987. Unfortunately, this older brother received less attention because his body was not compact enough and not too agile. When installed in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, all of these advantages are summed up in one, namely a sporty, compact and lightweight body that is suitable for running and a powerful 4G63T (turbocharged) engine with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder capacity. Voila, all that is needed is complete.
Evolution I & II
Starting the first stage of evolution, the Mitsubishi Evolution I was born with a 2000cc engine. The outer appearance is very similar to Galant’s, so it fits like twins. However, there are actually a few modifications to improve it. This engine is modified so that it has a ferocious power of 247 PS, or 10 PS more than the standard Galant VR-4 with a torque of 309 Nm. A slight increase in engine power, Evolution II didn’t change too much. Mitsubishi did a re-tuning and got an upgrade, which is now 256 PS powerful.
Evolution III & IV
Every time you level up, you always need an increase in performance. The engine power in the Evolution III series was raised again to 273 PS. This change is due to the turbo being replaced with the TD05H-16G series and to increase the compression of the kitchen cylinder. Even cooler, the 4G63T engine on the Evo III was able to deliver Tommi Makinen to become the world rally champion in 1996, Bro.
We are evolving towards the Evo IV, apparently the engineers are starting to emphasize the seriousness of the world rally event, seen the extreme changes in the car body design and the re-tuned engine that gets 280 PS of power, the change in numbers is due to the twin scroll turbo system implemented in the engine. 4G63T.
Evolution V & VI
The 4G63T engine on the Evo 5 was significantly overhauled in order to improve performance, one of which is by increasing the cylinder diameter to 0.3mm, firmer injectors and upgraded turbo boost to get maximum torque at lower engine speed.
Evolution VII & VIII
There are not many engine changes found on the Evo VII, the major difference is in the body design , because there is a change in structure, there are several sectors that need to be overhauled, maximized Active Yaw Control and an optimized Anti Lock Braking System (ABS) brake system . The Evo VIII focuses on improving handling, using Super Active Yaw Control. A new transmission with a tighter ratio and an acceleration of up to 6-speed is also used in the Evo VIII series.
In the engine sector, the generation of the variable valve MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control System) appeared and was used after the Evo IX circulated a year, namely in 2006. The triumph of 4G63T was last used by Evolution IX, because after that his younger brother appeared with a Galant Fortis engine equipped turbo.
9 generations passed by 4G63T, innovation, refinement and optimization are considered suitable words for this machine.