It just doesn't even seem possible.
First off, this is a video of the record run for the fastest Evo in the world, so our headline is not to be questioned. Secondly, holy shit. The car is a sort of mix of an Evo VIII and a IX, and yes, it's still got its three-pedal manual gearbox. That is but one of the facts which makes the car's 8.09-second quarter mile time fairly mind blowing. Even as the driver is clearly struggling to keep the car pointed in the right direction.
Could it have landed in the 7s if they got that monster power to stop jerking the car around? We'll just have to wait and see if any more videos surface.