Mitsubishi’s Lancer Evolution VIII 260 has been reduced in price by £1,000 and is also available with three years’ free servicing.

Between 1st October and 31st December the Evolution VIII 260 is offered at an on-the-road price of £22,999, a saving of £1,000 on the list figure. In addition, Mitsubishi is offering free servicing for three years, or 27,000 miles, whichever comes sooner.

The Evolution VIII 260 is powered by a 2-litre in-line 4-cylinder 16 valve DOHC turbocharged intercooled engine, which develops 261 bhp @ 6500 rpm and produces 262 lb/ft. of torque @ 3500rpm. This provides the car with a 0-62mph acceleration time of 6.1 secs and a limited top speed of 152mph.

Utilising state-of-the-art technology, the Evolution VIII 260 is fitted with a five-speed, close ratio gearbox, coupled to its electronically controlled, ‘active’ four-wheel-drive transmission. The car also comes with Mitsubishi’s Super AYC (Active Yaw Control), ABS and EBD braking system, Recaro front seats, 6-spoke 17″ alloy wheels and optimised suspension.