Mitsubishi Super All-wheel Control
Seen on: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII, IX, and X models, Outlander GT
How it works: The mighty Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution's hilariously named Super All-wheel Control is actually a suite of technologies that includes Active Center Differential (ACD), Active Yaw Control (AYC), and Active Stability Control (ASC). Starting with ACD, this center differential adjusts torque distribution between the front and rear axles. Being based on a FWD vehicle, the Evolution is able to send anywhere between 100-percent of power to the front axle and a 50/50 split from front to rear. Contrary to popular belief, the Evolution's rear axle never gets more torque than the front.
However, it does make good use of the power that does make it back there. Active Yaw Control was one of the first torque vectoring systems available on a mass-produced vehicle and allows the Evo to actively distribute torque across the rear axle for enhanced cornering performance. Working in conjunction with these systems is the Evolution's Active Stability Control, which ties in the ABS and traction control systems to enhance grip at all four corners on acceleration and deceleration.
Mitsubishi's Outlander GT features its own S-AWC system with a trick up its sleeve that sets it apart from the Evo: torque-vectoring at the front differential, rather than the rear.
May 23, 2011 7:45 PM PDT
Photo by: Mitsubishi
| Caption by: Antuan Goodwin
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