Comments - Performance AWD: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

Published: Oct 01, 2012
Description: With the WRX STI being featured yesterday, you probably guessed that the Evo would be next. The rival to the WRX ever since it was first introduced, the Evo has become one of the most iconic of modern...
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Antonio Falsetti Jan 19, 2013
I think the sti looks better then the evo.
Biswajyoti Das Oct 03, 2012
It is my life long dream to own an Evo. Just don't have enough cash.. :( And now they're talking about killing the Evo. If they do, I'll probably kill myself too. YOU HEAR THAT MITSUBISHI!!! DON'T KILL THE EVO!
Serge Pankratov Oct 02, 2012
I love STIs but i love Evos more :) had many opportunities to drive both and Evo is just more my cup of tea in the handling department. It is rough on long roadtrips though!
William Downs Oct 02, 2012
@alex... Yea the new Evo x isn't crazy powerfull stock but those thing are like little gtrs with all there gizmos, handling is crazy
Bryan Wesly Pascual Oct 02, 2012
I cant wait for Forza Horizon
Alex Renaud Oct 02, 2012
I have no experience with STi trimmed Subies, so I cannot speak to them. But man, that X MR can move. It didn't have a spoiler, nothing over the top, so it was basically a sleeper because to the untrained eye, it's a Lancer.
Alex Renaud Oct 02, 2012
A neighbour took me for a ride in his 2011 Evolution X MR (?) with the 6 speed SST gearbox, and I gotta tell you, that thing can move. And it handles as it were on rails - I was very impressed.
Sam Biggin Oct 02, 2012
Latest Sri ruined it. Evo looks mean!
Daniel Eads Oct 02, 2012
If they made an Evo hatch I would maybe buy it but for now, the STI hatch for me.
Ian Ragsdale Oct 02, 2012
The STIs do better at my local RallyX. I think it has to do with lower center of gravity and overall weight on technical courses. However, an Evo X is a much more attractive car than 3rd gen Impreza (08-11)
Paul Pickard Oct 01, 2012
I have an 06 wrx it's what I could afford. I love the car like my child. But in all out performance the Evo with its iron block" I think it still has" is easier to strap upgrades on get gain big numbers. Subarus are more temperamental.
Miguel Jimenez Oct 01, 2012
From what I hear Subie's Boxer engine is a lot more reliable than Mitsu's I4?
Maria Garcia Oct 01, 2012
Needs are. I like the STI more though. Especially the 06-07 model.
Maria Garcia Oct 01, 2012
The STI has a more comfortable interior and more low end torque which is good for daily driving, but the Evo has more supportive seats from factory and makes more power mod for mod compared to the STI. So I guess it's all preference and what your
Miguel Jimenez Oct 01, 2012
STi hatchback for me. One of my fave Japs and the best part of it is, they're only offered in a manual.
Kyle McCullough Oct 01, 2012
I love me some Subaru, but in this debate I'd go Evo strictly based on styling. They're so close performance and price wise that styling would tip the scale in Mitsubishi's favor
Max Bonds Oct 01, 2012
Only ix is the bottom rally ix
Redge Diakité Oct 01, 2012
Where THE EVO IX MR??!! It's THE best Lancer ever :D
Max Bonds Oct 01, 2012
I took evo over an sti it was a tough choice but for my money the evo does the job better. but the sti is still beast, problem is, over 300 HP your replacing crank rods pistons and head.
John Jenkins Oct 01, 2012
Evos can look so clean and so good in dark colors. STis are still sick, but I like evo best.
Shelby Cassandra Oct 01, 2012
I'd definitely take the EVO over an STi.
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Oct 01, 2012
Uuuummmmm...... either one is good but if you make me choose im going with the Evolution
Besim Hojhalli Oct 01, 2012
I think carbuzz likes the wrx better. They featured it first. Commence the evolution vs wrx fanboy war.
John Garcia Oct 01, 2012
The Evo to me is a much more serious car where as I feel I could have more fun with the STi. With this I mean if I were to go to a track I'd take an Evo. If I were to drive around on the street id prefer the STi. Both are great cars.
Matt Piccolo Oct 01, 2012
2007+ I would go with the Evo, 2007 down I'd go sti.. I just don't like the new sti AS much as the old ones, I still like them though
William Downs Oct 01, 2012
Scooby 100% for me, can't beat that boxer rumble, plus it's reliability is supreme
Tara Fitria Oct 01, 2012
However I do like to see an Evo 9 or X on rpf1's with some meaty tires, dropped just a bit to even the gap all the way around, those cars are hard to beat in the looks dept.
Tara Fitria Oct 01, 2012
It's hard to say but I think I'd take the Sti, the rumble is nice, and the newest version looks good. The Evo x also looks good but it's the Sti for me. Older Sti gymkhana videos are probably what sells me the most.
Patrick Schalk Oct 01, 2012
I say STi ONLY because it also comes in a hatchback.
Max Bonds Oct 01, 2012
evo wins engine and drive train all day long, but hate to say sti takes looks and sound.
Aaron Crisp Oct 01, 2012
Scratch that, Jeremy on Top Gear said the Evo is better. All arguments are invalid.
Aaron Crisp Oct 01, 2012
I'm not much of an import guy but I do own a rebadged Mtisubishi 3000GT VR4 so I'm a bit biased towards the Evo... But I think the STI is great. Apples and oranges really.
Tim Preisinger Oct 01, 2012
I'm not a big fan of Japanese cars, but I totally respect the Evo and Sti. So asking the carbuzz faithful... Which do you prefer? The Evo or Sti?
Description: Also debuting in 1992, the Lancer became the focus of Mitsubishi's rally efforts when the sport shifted towards smaller cars. And, just like the Impreza, the Evo was more successful than its pred...
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Description: The first Evo had a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine which produced 244 horsepower. The car would evolve over the years, with each generation being designated by a roman numeral at the end ...
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Puneet Dass Oct 02, 2012
The evo 4. The most mechannically troublesome evo of the lot
Brady Fereday Oct 01, 2012
Either way I want this gen to bad they are hard to come by :(
William Downs Oct 01, 2012
Ohhh he is rite, nice catch
Bradley Masonn Oct 01, 2012
Kyles right guys
Kyle Rawn Oct 01, 2012
That's an EVO 4. The sixes and up didn't/don't have those giant lights.
William Downs Oct 01, 2012
That an Evo 6... Evo 7 has solid headlights not split
Brady Fereday Oct 01, 2012
Oh shit Evo 7 I want one
Jonny Carter Feb 18, 2013
Love my evo 6 :)
William Downs Oct 02, 2012
That's not an Evo 9 if that's what your getting at
Aaron Barker Oct 01, 2012
That's true beauty
William Downs Oct 01, 2012
Damn that looks mean, love old evo, don't like the new ones
Description: But as the car became more popular, which happens when a car wins rallies, an increasingly large grey market developed for the Evo in other markets. For whatever reason, the Evo has always been parti...
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Description: Starting with the Evo VIII, the UK began receiving the FQ line of the Evo. These are designated as FQ300, FQ320, FQ340 and FQ400, with the numbers designating the amount of horsepower each produces (a...
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Tim Preisinger Oct 02, 2012
Lol @ Joel's comments. Good stuff haha
Ray Garcia Oct 02, 2012
@Joel I had to google what that meant. I seen the fast and the furious 1000 times and never really understood what the hell he was talkin about
Aaron Crisp Oct 02, 2012
Joel that made me laugh so hard haha
Max Bonds Oct 01, 2012
dog boxes too... and trucks... I just got that reference from the fast and the furious. I thought you were trashing me with a bad line from a movie. that line was totally gibberish.
Joel Hope Oct 01, 2012
You usually double clutch in really old cars
Max Bonds Oct 01, 2012
ha, both of those would likely save my clutch, not destroy it. double clutching by the way is how you down shift a non synchronous gearbox. not necessary for any automotive transmission you would likely ever operate.
Joel Hope Oct 01, 2012
@max I think it's that you are granny shifting not double clutching like you should and your lucky that 28lbs of boost didn't blow the welds on the intake.
Miguel Jimenez Oct 01, 2012
The blow off valves on the EVO are so damn annoying!
Max Bonds Oct 01, 2012
cut me off... clutches go quick if you launch or track, so its an expensive hobby. if you plan on tuning a car, set a goal and do it in one shot. saves money in the long run, but turbos are worthless without appropriate supporting mods. do your homework and get it right the first time
Aaron Crisp Oct 01, 2012
@Tim I also have a Stealth TT, it's a 2nd gen '94 and although it may not be the fastest thing out there it still runs high 13's. Mostly stock besides intake and exhaust. Great and fun year round car.
Max Bonds Oct 01, 2012
stock viiis have very little lag never been ina stock six Turbo is a lil bigger but really shouldn't be bad
Max Bonds Oct 01, 2012
straight pipes custom Turbo header bbk full Turbo ported head s2 cams 3inch fmic aps twin vent bov exedy twin hd clutch and dual map, 26 lbs on 93 with 446 awhp and 28 lbs on e85 with 489 awhp more power in it, but running stock internals and its my dd. but I run high tens/low 11s pretty consistently with trap speeds a lil over 130, but its real prowess is def on the track... I beat the hell...
Tim Puckett Oct 01, 2012
@aaron what year is it cuz my big bro has a 91 stealth rt twin turbo those thing are pretty cool
Aaron Crisp Oct 01, 2012
Yeah having a VR4 myself this things like a more reliable and lighter baby brother haha
Matt Piccolo Oct 01, 2012
I've heard the fq400's have some pretty bad lag... Their turbos are just too big for a 2.0L engine.... I've seen an fq400 with a sequential set up that had A LOT less lag then the stock single turbo though
William Downs Oct 01, 2012
Stock Evo suffer from horrible turbo lag because they use a large high pressure turbo, and the motor alone Doesn't have much power down low but man, once that turbo spools things fly
Tara Fitria Oct 01, 2012
Max what are your mods? Any drivetrain issues?
Patrick Schalk Oct 01, 2012
Aaron, yea in a sense if it's the sequential design like some of the new cars have today.
Max Bonds Oct 01, 2012
a stroked evo will spool up a large Turbo quicker but it is what it is. everything has pros and cons... my evo makes makes 370 awhp by 3200 rpms, but 489 at 7200 and holds 480 till 9000 rpm. still gets over 20 MPG running ethanol. wish it was rwd but it is what it is.
Aaron Crisp Oct 01, 2012
Would twin turbos fix the lag problem? Probably lose so much top end though.
David Parenti Oct 01, 2012
In the beginning of the dyno pull it has major turbo lag because they probably run an excessive amount of boost to get 700hp. That's why it has low numbers from the start and then jumps way up.
David Parenti Oct 01, 2012
It's uses a turbo and doesn't get that big rush of hp till the top end when the turbo really spools up.
Kenneth Williams Jr. Oct 01, 2012
That's why they get tuned. Unless it was tuned that way for a specific purpose
Tara Fitria Oct 01, 2012
I love the Evo, my only problem is the usable power for these high horsepower cars is so small. Saw a 700 hp Evo in the magazine and the dyno chart didn't show anything until roughly the last 2000 rpm or so when it went astronomical. Still amazing.
Brady Fereday Oct 01, 2012
The FQ400 was faster than the gallardo at that time saw it on top gear :D
Max Bonds Oct 01, 2012
a good tuner can squeeze close to 400 bhp out of a stock evo VIII and I've heard of I x's at 350 to the wheels. with about 7 k invested you can slaughter gtrs and with a decent rear diff tear corners apart usdm evos do not have sayc but Japan and UK models have had sayc since the evo v but many drivers opt for a more robust diff, personally I can't stand sayc it may be great when you become accu...
Zach ComptonAss Gathercole Oct 02, 2012
I think 7 or 9 are the best idk why i just dont care for that little piece on the grill on the 8 still love em though
Sasa Jungic Oct 02, 2012
I love Evo 8.. Best Evo IMO
Serge Pankratov Oct 02, 2012
The beast :) ill take one in white plz
Zach ComptonAss Gathercole Oct 02, 2012
Would have an evo over any car favorite cars
Tim Preisinger Oct 02, 2012
This one is my favorite
Zaire Wilkins Oct 01, 2012
as vin diesl said
Lee Gardner Oct 01, 2012
John a wins a win by an inch or by a mile
John Jenkins Oct 01, 2012
raced one of these in my 05 s4... beat my by just a bit. crazy turbo sounding car too
Zaire Wilkins Oct 01, 2012
my favorite evo of all time
Julian Rasolko Feb 19, 2013
Love this gen
Joel Hope Oct 01, 2012
All I can think of is save a spray for the way back
Ahmed Barrasali Oct 01, 2012
This was my car, very exciting & reliable
Matt Piccolo Oct 01, 2012
I don't like yellow on many cars, but I really like yellow on these
Description: Evo Magazine even got it around the Bedford Autodrome faster than an Audi RS4 and a Porsche Carrera 4S. Although Subaru sold the more mundane versions of the Impreza in the US for years before bringin...
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Description: Upon seeing the success of this, Mitsubishi realized the potential the car had in the US market, and the Evo went on sale over here in 2003. Last year, Mitsubishi Global Product Director Gayu Eusegi g...
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Serge Pankratov Oct 02, 2012
Lmfao!!! At first i was like wtf when i saw the horse and then the Amazing Horse song pops into my head.. Lol but still.. WTF is the photographer thinkin when takin a pic of a modded car with a horse standing next to it???!
Carlton Salmon Oct 02, 2012
Just seen it and pmsl!
Ryan Lund Oct 02, 2012
He is jealous of the HP
Tyler Torres Oct 01, 2012
Yes....just yes.
Tim Puckett Oct 01, 2012
@aaron I just copied that and sent it to my friends and they said te same thing haha
Quinn Conner Oct 01, 2012
Best song know to man. "Amazing horse". YouTube it. Lol
Pablo Herasme Oct 01, 2012
My Favorite Version
Aaron Crisp Oct 01, 2012
@Quinn Dafuq did I just read?
Quinn Conner Oct 01, 2012
Look at my horse, my horse is amazing. Give it a lick, tastes just like raisins. One stroke of its mane, and it turns into a plane, and then back again, and then you tug on its winky. Ooh that's dirty! Don't you think so....
Matt Sutton Oct 01, 2012
When i think evo, i think farm. Wtf?
Description: It has now been confirmed that Mitsubishi is working on an Evo XI to go on sale sometime in the next three years. They have also confirmed that it will be a hybrid. They have said that it will still b...
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Julio Valdez Jul 07, 2013
Hybrid evo?!? Bummer.... Might just flat out convert to a wrx fan.
Puneet Dass Oct 02, 2012
A hybrid sports car that might return decent mileage and goes to 100kph in less than 5s? Doesnt sound too bad to be honest. Hope it looks good
William Downs Oct 02, 2012
If your hinting that the Japanese invented rallying your crazy
Anthony Sanderson Oct 02, 2012
This is an oh shit moment.
Miguel Jimenez Oct 01, 2012
Now that's what we call a stereo type kids vv
Justin Brest Oct 01, 2012
I just wish it was bigger here in the U.S.. But it has a lot of competition
Justin Brest Oct 01, 2012
I love me some rally racing! to me its the end all of 4 wheeled motor sports. The skill of these drivers is ridiculous
Max Bonds Oct 01, 2012
rally drivers crazy reaction time
Max Bonds Oct 01, 2012
look on YouTube rally driver reaction time
William Downs Oct 01, 2012
Well in rally yea they are they have more victories, and this is the first time I've ever seen an Evo x in the dirt... Weird
Aaron Crisp Oct 01, 2012
That's what we like to call an "opinion" :D
Jacob Viiper McCord Oct 01, 2012
Subbies are better
Biswajyoti Das Oct 03, 2012
The best looking Evo IMO. It has a turbo the size of Tokyo and would eat a gallardo for breakfast in the twisties.
Maynor Pineda Oct 02, 2012
My #1 favorite car if im not rich
Sam Biggin Oct 02, 2012
Those wheels look rubbish
Carlton Salmon Oct 02, 2012
Perfect looking Evo - love the colour.
Eddie Nash Oct 02, 2012
I used to have one of these... Loved every moment of it.
Larry Martino Oct 01, 2012
TE-37's go good on almost every car. They are classics as well as my favorite wheel
Aiden Bass Oct 01, 2012
TE-37's, in my opinion, are an absolute necessity for these
Miguel Jimenez Oct 01, 2012
Wow, this one is tasteful.
Maria Garcia Oct 01, 2012
This is a really good looking Evo.
Logan LeMonnier Oct 01, 2012
Looks incredible not tacky at all
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin Oct 01, 2012
I like this one!
Matt Piccolo Oct 01, 2012
I love these things! I think this may be one of my fav sedans ever... With the 2005-2007 sti tied
Patrick Schalk Oct 01, 2012
That's a good lookin Evo. Props.
Tara Fitria Oct 01, 2012
Nice color combo. Clean.
Dudut Cantoria Oct 01, 2012
THE BEST CAR IN THE WORLD!
Antonio Falsetti Jan 19, 2013
It's just floating there creating drag.
William Downs Oct 02, 2012
Air for the occupants
Austin Bride Oct 02, 2012
Doesn't look like That roof scoop serves a function