Early look: Mitsubishi Evolution X

Mitsubishi has already released details on its upcoming Evolution X -- including information about its S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) drive system and its dual clutch manumatic system, dubbed Twin Clutch Sport Shift Transmission (SST) -- but today the automaker released the first official pictures of the car ahead of its Tokyo Motor Show debut. It has also been announced that the Evo X will be powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder MIVEC4 motor producing 295 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque.

The S-AWC system will include a bevy of acronyms: ASC (Active Stability Control), ACD (Active Center Differential), AYC (Active Yaw Control) and Sport ABS, an ABS system designed for aggressive driving. The biggest difference over the outgoing car is the large number of yaw sensors included in the system, all designed to keep the Evo X on its intended path.

The Twin Clutch SST appears similar to Audi/VW's DSG system; even and odd gears are on separate clutches for rapid-fire shifting. The system will have three modes, Normal, Sport and S-Sport, the latter providing the most aggressive, fast shifts.