|Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Rally Car '99|
|Appears in||All since Gran Turismo 2|
|Type in GT5||ST|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Engine||WRC-spec Mitsubishi 4G63|
|Max Power||460 BHP (GT2)|
291 BHP (GT3-6)
|Performance Points||479 PP|
|Weight||1,030 kilograms (2,300 lb) (GT2) |
1,230 kilograms (2,700 lb) (GT3-6)
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Rally Car '99 is a Race car produced by Mitsubishi. It appears in Gran Turismo 2, Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, Gran Turismo Concept, Gran Turismo 4, Gran Turismo PSP, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.
"The legendary machine remembered as the last winner of Group A racing."
Having dominated the WRC's Group A class in 1998, the Lancer Evolution V evolved into the Evo VI in 1999. For the new version, Mitsubishi made key changes to the engine that sharpened its response and improved durability and reliability. The car's high-speed stability was also addressed, at Mitsubishi installed a double rear wing to supply gobs of extra downforce.
The Evolution VI WRC's debut was at the fifth stage in Catalonia. Lead driver Tommi Mäkinen finished 3rd here, showing good promise for the new car. The Evo VI's first victory came in the 9th round in New Zealand, and this was followed by another victory at San Remo. With the championship on the line in the final race of the season in Great Britain, disaster struck when Mäkinen crashed and was eliminated from the competition. All hope seemed lost for Mitsubishi... that is, until race leader, Ford's Colin McRae, also crashed. His replacement, Carlos Sainz, experienced engine trouble, and he had to retire, leaving Mäkinen, who had been leading in the rankings at the start of the race in the Driver's Championship, without finishing the final race.
By this time, rival WRC cars were already quicker than the Lancer Evolution VI, so for the second half of the 2001 season, Mitsubishi introduced a new machine in the form of the Lancer Evolution VII.
This car can be purchased for 300,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.
As a Standard car, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Rally Car '99 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 293,657 Credits. It is a Level 11 car.
This car can be purchased for 750,000 Credits.
This car can be bought at the Mitsubishi Legendary Cars Showroom for 750,000 Credits.
This car can be won by winning the Special Stage Route 5 All-Night. It has a chance of 1/2 (50% of probability) to come as a prize car. In addition, this car also appears in Arcade Mode as an unlockable rally car. In order to unlock it, the player must win a race in Arcade Mode on Rome Night at normal level or higher.
- Like many of the rally cars that made their transition from Gran Turismo 3 to Gran Turismo 4, the paint scheme on the vehicle was modified between the two games to remove any information about a specific rally:
- In GT2, all features that would otherwise identify this car as belonging to a specific driver or rally are absent, such as the number on the car and driver names.
- The Marlboro logo on the hood of the real car has been censored, replaced with "Mitsubishi", whilst the white chevron has been replaced by a much less dramatic curve. The smaller Marlboro logos on the rear doors have been censored into two horizontal rectangles of white and red.
- Once the car was remodelled for Gran Turismo 3, it appears to be the #1 driven by Tommi Makinen at the 1999 Rally Portugal. This is identifiable due to the "Tommi" name on the hood used at certain races in lieu of Marlboro sponsorship and the "TAP Portugal" stickers above the number on the front doors. These were all removed from GT4 onwards, due to Tommi Makinen having moved to Subaru beginning from the 2002 season.
- In the GT3 Store Demo Volume 2 demo build, the Marlboro chevrons appear in the hood (complete with the barcode) and in the rear bumper.
- The number plate which is completely removed from Gran Turismo 4 onwards reads "S2 TMR".