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Judges Declare That These Furious Mitsubishi Evos Are The Best, Ever

They've won awards, so there's no arguing.

Apparently July 11 is the annual Mitsubishi Owners’ Day (MOD) at the automaker’s US headquarters in Cypress, California. We’ll give you a second to guess what goes down at MOD. Yup, you guessed it. Thousands of Mitsubishi owners, especially owners of heavily modified Evolutions, show up to exhibit their tricked out rides and party. Besides partying all night and showing off their cars, an esteemed panel of judges and the crowd in attendance are in charge of picking out the world’s best Evos.

According to Mitsubishi’s VP of producing planning, Bryan Arnett, Mitsubishis in attendance were judged on "the aesthetics and the paint on the exteriors, the upholstery and gauges on the interiors, but mostly the engine bay." The winners were Rowie Landicho’s Evo X (seen in red), which was the judges’ choice, and Lev Castillo’s 2008 Evo X (in dark grey) that won the Peoples’ Choice award. The white Evo pictured below received an honorable mention. Interestingly enough, both Landicho and Castillo belong to Team Emperor Motorsports, which is a club with members from California and the Philippines.

With Mitsubishi deciding to focus on plug-in hybrid vehicles, the tenth annual MOD was an excellent way to say goodbye to one of the greatest performance cars ever produced. What do you think? Are these Evos worthy of the "Best Evos Ever" title?

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